Moles are small, coloured growths that can appear anywhere on the skin. While they are usually harmless, changes in size, shape or colour could indicate skin cancer. Dr Ravi Ratnavel, renowned consultant dermatologist, provides an expert overview of suspicious moles.
Although acne is a common skin problem, it can affect people’s confidence and self-esteem whether they suffer from it in their teenage years or in adulthood. In this expert guide to acne, leading dermatologist Dr Ravi Ratnavel answers commonly asked questions about the skin complaint, and gives specialist advice on selecting makeup and cosmetics, treatment options and when to see a dermatologist.
Here, revered London-based consultant dermatologist, Dr Ravi Ratnavel, provides a comprehensive overview of the most dangerous kinds of skin rashes, and also reveals who is most at risk of suffering from them.
Whether it's nail psoriasis, paronychia, onychogryphosis, or fungal infections, there is a myriad of ways our nails can be affected, and what's ironic is that it's a part of our body that is often overlooked. It's often important that they're treated promptly. In this latest Q&A, the highly regarded dermatologist, Dr Ravi Ratnavel, spoke to us about nail disorders, more specifically fungal and bacterial infections. Discover some home remedies for your niggling nail disorders in this article.
Leading dermatologist Dr Ravi Ratnavel shares his professional expertise on inflammatory skin disease, common and uncommon inflammatory skin conditions as well as prevention and treatment.
Scarring, redness and inflammation are just a few of the attributes of acne that can impact mental health and self-confidence. Whilst we typically associate acne with teenagers, it can occur in our adult years too. In his latest article, leading dermatologist Dr Ravi Ratnavel explains how acne in adulthood differs, what the causes are and how the condition can be treated.
Telogen effluvium is a hair loss condition that causes excessive shedding on the top of the scalp. Seeing your hair fall out can be very distressing, however, as private dermatologist, Dr Ravi Ratnavel explains, the condition is often temporary. Read on to find out what triggers it and how it can be treated.
If you have more than a handful of moles on your body, you should be regularly self-examining them to monitor any suspicious changes. If you do feel concerned, you should visit a dermatologist for an expert opinion and a procedure called mole screening. Our expert dermatologist Dr Ravi Ratnavel explains what he looks for when assessing the skin for cancer.