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December 20, 2017

After a night of overindulgence, it is very common to wake with a puffy, swollen face, says Dr Caitriona Ryan, a Consultant Dermatologist in St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin.

"Dehydration due to alcohol leads to retention of fluid in the skin. Although it seems counter-intuitive, the most important way to reduce fluid retention in the face is to drink as much water as possible throug...

December 16, 2017

Hair loss can have a significant psychological impact on men and women - it can result in loss of confidence, anxiety and depression. 

What are the causes of hair loss? 

Is hair loss hereditary?

Hair loss is seen by a lot of men as a fact of life -  do men find it difficult or seek treatment for hair loss?

Is there anything that can be done to prevent hair loss? 

Listen to t...

November 21, 2017

"Ageing is irrelevant when your skin has radiance and vitality"...... 

A great article by Katie Byrne in today's Irish Independent discussing the importance of sunscreen, retinoids, sleep, exercise and nutrition for optimal skin health.

Read the full article here

November 4, 2017

Acne, rosacea, wrinkles: what is the secret to flawless skin?

What are the most important components of a skin care regimen?

Do you really need to wear sunscreen every day in Ireland?  

How much does diet affect our skin?  

Do expensive creams work better?

What about vitamin D levels?

Listen to the Newtalk interview here

October 1, 2017

Siun Murphy, Plastic Surgeon in the Blackrock Clinic, and Prof Ryan discussing the lack of regulation in the cosmetic industry in Ireland, what can go wrong and what to look for when choosing a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Cosmetic procedures in Ireland: Who is doing what? Men as well as Women

Who is doing what and where? How d...

September 17, 2017

Discussing the impact of psoriasis on the quality of life of patients and presenting the results of a global, phase 3b global study on effect of ixekizumab (Taltz), an anti-IL17A inhibitor, on genital psoriasis

September 17, 2017

Recent revelations that a substantial number of consultant jobs within the HSE are staffed by doctors who lack specialist training have provoked significant public outcry.... Patients often believe that their cosmetic procedure is being carried out by a doctor who has completed specialist training, when in fact this is not the case. These clinics will often appear in internet sea...

September 1, 2017

Discussing the diagnosis and management of hidradenitis suppurativa 

August 19, 2017

Irish healthcare is being seriously compromised as the HSE allows doctors who have not completed specialist training to fill hospital consultant posts. 

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July 30, 2017

People are dying of advanced melanoma waiting for the combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab which has proven markedly superior to any other treatment. Ireland is one of the few countries where this combination is not yet available. 

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