Skin Conditions


Acne is essentially a blockage of the oil glands leading to inflammation and in severe cases scarring


Eczema and Dermatitis are different words for the same skin condition

Female hair loss

Hair loss in women can occur for a number of reasons. Diagnosis can be difficult. It is unlikely that you are going to make a precise diagnosis using a website. If you think that you have a hair problem, SkinCompare, recommends that you see either your GP or a Dermatologist who will be able to guide you further. You need to get a precise diagnosis which may involve scalp biopsies and blood tests.

Female hirsutism

Some women ( and some men) prefer to remove excessive body hair. The degree and extent of hair removal is highly variable and to some extent influenced by lifestyle trends.

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

In the early stages of FFA redness (erythema) and dry skin (scaling) is seen around the hair follicles along the frontal hair line. The temples , eyebrows and arms can also be affected. Inflammation occurs in the hair follicle.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa or HS is a common inflammatory skin condition involving the development of painful spots and abscesses mainly in the armpits, groin and underneath the breasts

Male pattern balding

Male pattern balding ( male pattern hair loss) is the process whereby hair follicles become more sensitive to the male hormone testosterone and gradually stop producing new hairs


Psoriasis is a non infectious chronic inflammatory skin condition where the skin becomes red and inflamed and the skin cells grow faster than normal leading to dry scaly skin. Well defined red scaly plaques appear often on the elbows and knees but all body sites can be affected.