The first step in managing skin conditions (rashes, infections or skin cancers) is always to make a clinical diagnosis. The diagnostic acumen is enhanced by special investigations, such as dermoscopy and skin biopsies.
DR KANNENBERG HAS SPECIAL INTEREST IN
Atopic eczema (all ages)
Paediatric dermatology (including babies)
Skin pigmentation (vitiligo or melasma)
Whole body skin examination for moles or any lesions of concern is of critical importance to identify lesions early. Early treatment equals better outcomes.
Dermoscopy refers to the examination of the skin using skin surface microscopy. Dermoscopy requires a high quality magnifying lens and a powerful lighting system. In the hands of a trained professional, such as Dr Kannenberg, a dermatoscope aids in the early diagnosis in cancers such as melanoma.
A biopsy is often required to confirm a clinical diagnosis. Prior to the biopsy a dental needle is used to inject a local anaesthetic. After a few seconds of discomfort complete analgesia follows. A biopsy punch is normally used (a circular blade) to sample various sizes of skin (2-6mm in diameter). Thereafter one or two sutures are used to close the defect. The specimen is sent to experts in the field for analysis and for clinicopathological correlation.
MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Removal of small cysts, lumps, skintags and moles.
Liquid nitrogen is used to remove warts, skintags, seborrheic keratosis, precursors to skin cancer, etc.
botulinum toxin injection
Excessive sweating is sometimes treated with the injection of botulinum toxin in the problematic site. Areas commonly treated includes axillae, palms, soles, foreheads and scalps.
Dr Kannenberg is very passionate about enhancing her patients' natural beauty. She has had extensive training by experts such as Dr Izolda Heidenrich, and regularly attends more advanced training sessions in this regard. Chemical peels, injection of botulinum toxin and fillers are some of the procedures available at the practice. These procedures are safe and always performed by Dr Kannenberg. Similar results to much more invasive procedures such as surgical facelifts are possible at a fraction of the cost and risk.
MEDICAL WEIGHTLOSS PROGRAM
The Medi-lean program is based on the Dr Simeon diet – which has been around since 1954. Dr Simeon found that beta-HCG (a pregnancy hormone) releases fat from fat reserves in the body when following a calorie controlled diet.
HCG and a very low-calorie diet assists the body to normalise abnormal Leptin levels (a hormone that plays a very important role in fat metabolism and satiety). With the modified Protocol, you should be able to lose between 6-10kg of fat per cycle.
The Modified Protocol consists of a course of HCG injections administered for a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 6 weeks. Your body tends to develop a resistance against the HCG injections after this. A wash-out period of 2-6 weeks is necessary to rinse out all HCG from your system, after which another course can be administered.
When you’ve lost your excess fat, it is of utmost importance to teach your body how to cope with larger portions as well as a bigger variety of food. If you don’t, you will most probably regain the fat you lost. Your healthcare provider will assist you through this transition period as well as your maintenance period.
Your diet, injections and supplements will also be different during each phase of the Medi-Lean Weight Loss Programme.
This weight-loss program helps you to take the control back so that food doesn’t rule your life anymore.