Brussels Skin Center dermatologie adultesAdult dermatology

Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle can provide care for all types of skin conditions both in adult dermatology.

Acne

Acne affects 25% of adults, with lesions occurring in periods of flare and remission. Male sex hormones (androgens), also produced in small amounts in women, play an important role as they stimulate the development of the sebaceous glands and the production of sebum.

Acne can impact on body image, so your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle is there to lend a listening ear and offer personalized treatments.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic condition in which areas of redness appear on the cheeks, the nose and then on the forehead and chin.

If left untreated, this redness can become permanent, with the small blood vessels becoming dilated, small red spots appearing and the possibility of nasal hypertrophy (rhinophyma). Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle can offer you the most appropriate treatments.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis results from chronic inflammation of the skin, leading to accelerated skin cell renewal. The cells mature abnormally, forming flaky patches that peel away.

The course of the disease is unpredictable and can have a significant psychological impact. Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle is there to listen and can offer you treatment and ad hoc monitoring.

Eczema

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that occurs in periods of flare and remission. It is accompanied by rash, fine vesicles, scaly patches and itching.

If scratched, these patches will weep, become irritated and may become the seat of bacterial infection. If this happens, it is important to see your dermatologist promptly.

Warts / verrucas

Warts and verrucas are caused by papillomaviruses (HPV). Once the virus has established itself in the epidermis, it triggers abnormal cell proliferation in the form of rough skin growths.

Warts can be unsightly, contagious and multiply rapidly, so see your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle for effective treatment.

Mycoses

Mycoses are infections caused by microscopic fungi. These “opportunistic” infections generally occur after a lowering of our natural defenses (fatigue, taking medication, stress, etc).

Mycoses can affect the skin and the nails and take various forms including itching, plaques, scaly patches, change of coloration, etc.

Hyperpigmentation (melasma)

Pigment spots can occur as early as our 30s. They may be linked to sun exposure causing hyperactivity of the skin’s pigment cells.

If one of these spots changes in appearance, becomes fragile (bleeds or peels easily) or is unsightly, your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle can offer you a suitable solution.

Hair loss

Hair loss takes different forms and has a variety of different causes and mechanisms. Hair loss can be caused by some deficiencies or by excessive receptivity to androgen (male sex hormones) in both men and women.

Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle can offer you different treatments to slow down hair loss, increase resistance and/or stimulate hair regrowth.

Nail diseases and disorders

Nails can come under attack from various diseases and disorders: fungal or bacterial infection, loosening, thickening, ingrowing nail, etc. These may well be unsightly but can also be painful.

In all these cases, your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle can offer you an appropriate treatment.

Skin cancer

Your dermatologist at the Brussels Skin Center in Uccle, offers skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and monitoring services, from basal cell carcinoma to melanoma. Please refer to our “skin cancer” section.