Our Dermatologists at Skinn Clinics Australia provide services in St George – Kogarah and Sydney region. Offering skin specialist evaluation for medical and surgical dermatology in St George – Kogarah including Southern suburbs of Sydney, Rockdale, Kogarah, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton, and Sans Souci NSW areas.
What is a Dermatologist or Skin Specialist?
Dermatologists are surgically trained physicians, who after completing their medical degree then undertake four more years of training to specialise in the diagnosis, care, and prevention of skin diseases and skin cancers. Australian dermatologists spend a lot of time treating diseases caused by sun exposure, particularly sunspots and skin cancers.
Other typical skin evaluations include acne, psoriasis, atopic eczema, skin infections such as warts, mole surveillance, melasma and occupational dermatitis.
Dermatologists look after patients of all ages, from babies and children to adolescents and adults.
Medical and Surgical Dermatology.
Light therapy, cryotherapy, skin cancer surgery, dermatology, pediatric dermatology, patch testing, diagnosis of skin allergies, cosmetic medicine, and laser treatments.
Reasons to See a St George – Kogarah Dermatologist?
Acne is an incredibly common and recurring skin problem that usually begins in adolescence. It is believed that acne affects at least 85% of the population at some point during their lives and primarily people aged 15 to 25 are most likely to suffer from acne.
Good news is that acne is absolutely curable with the correct treatment.
Acne occurs when excess oil and dead skin cells obstruct the opening of your skin pores, which allows for bacteria to grow. Your associated oil (sebaceous) glands become blocked and inflamed. Pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and infected pus-filled spots break out on the face, neck, back and chest since this is where oil glands are biggest and most active.
Acne can be painful, disfiguring and uncomfortable. If the area continues to become inflamed then larger, redder, deeper and tender nodules or cysts may develop and result in scarring on your face, chest or back (keloid scarring).
How to treat acne:
- Avoid applying greasy cosmetics or greasy sunscreens to acne sensitive areas.
- Wash the face with warm water and a soft face cloth (with a mild soap if desired) to get rid of oil. If this leaves the face still feeling oily, an over-the-counter acne wash or cleanser that contains salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide may be helpful.
- Avoid abrasive scrubs, toners, and cleansers.
- Avoid squeezing and picking pimples as this irritates inflamed lesions and is more likely to lead to scarring.
- Avoid hot, humid areas and tight clothing in acne prone areas.
- Follow a healthy, low GI diet combined with regular exercise.
- Avoid smoking.
At Skinn Clinics we understand that acne is something you don’t want to wait weeks and months to sort out.
St George – Kogarah Acne Clinic
We have now introduced new acne clinics every Tuesday and Wednesday where you can be seen with minimal waiting time.
Perfect for teenagers and adults alike. You don’t need to make a big deal about it, see our experienced and confidential dermatologists and discover the latest treatment options and health and lifestyle factors, offering you the very best methods to get rid of your acne right now. Focusing on the face, shoulder and back acne.
Ask your local General Practitioner for a referral to the special acne clinic and call us to make an appointment today! Medicare rebates available.
Some specialisted treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels or laser and may be useful for mild acne. Fractional laser resurfacing and dermal fillers are used to alleviate scarring. Skin needling can also be effective in the treatment of acne scars, which break down scar tissue and stimulates the formation of new collagen.
Switching up your diet is a natural acne treatment that anyone can try.
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Melanoma is a type of cancer that originates from the melanocytes, the cells in the skin that produce the skin pigment and cause freckles, moles and give you your suntan.
Melanoma can occur anywhere on the skin, even the soles of the feet. They grow quickly, and if not dealt with, they may spread to the lower layers of skin where cells can escape and be carried to other regions of the body or lymph vessels, this is called metastasis.
The main cause of melanoma and other skin cancers is exposure to UV radiation from the sun and other sources, such as solariums and tanning beds. Having other family members impacted by melanoma also heightens your risk of melanoma as the risk can be inherited. Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
Melanomas can vary greatly in the way they look. The initial sign of melanoma is usually a change in an existing freckle or mole or the appearance of a new spot.
If melanomas are removed at an early stage, they are completely curable.
Eczema and Dermatitis.
The most common type of eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin disorder that causes very dry and itchy patches of skin when the skin loses its moisture. These patches can be anywhere on the body but are mostly on the lower and upper limbs. Without moisture, the skin ends up being weak and can’t provide a defensive barrier for the body. Skin becomes very easily irritated and responds with a dry rash in the weak areas.
Why men and women get eczema is still uncertain, however, research has found that it is hereditary and that people who have eczema often have other allergic conditions, like hayfever and asthma.
There are other types of eczema including discoid eczema, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis and eczema craquèle.
These conditions can be controlled and the symptoms alleviated through the use of topical treatments, antihistamines and avoiding ‘triggers.’.
Helpful Tips for Treating Atopic Dermatitis (commonly known as Eczema)
- Stay clear of possible triggers such as wool or artificial fibers, dust and dust mites, pollens, and cosmetics and sometimes food allergies.
- Use a non-soap cleanser or Sorbolene cream when you bathe. Hydrate your skin immediately after bathing. Use a moisteriser or ointment.
- Use a moisturizer every time you wash your hands.
This is where your immune system becomes overactive and attacks your skin. Which basically attacks the skin causing inflammation.
Psoriasis often appears with dry, red, scaly skin patches. However, it can come in many different forms and affect any part of your skin and nails. This condition most commonly appears on your knees, elbows and scalp.
There are many treatment alternatives for psoriasis. Due to new and amazing research, and new treatments are being developed regularly. Severe psoriasis is now becoming a distant memory.
- UVA rays, also know as Ultraviolet A light, can penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin and are the cause of the visual signs of ageing and skin damage.
- These wavelengths don’t cause sunburn but do have an effect on our immune system locally in the skin, and can result in developing skin cancer.
- UVA rays also damage the elastic collagen skin fibers, resulting in aging of the skin, wrinkling, and colour changes. It is, therefore, important to use a sunscreen which effectively blocking these UVA rays, preventing skin cancer and minimizing aging signs of the skin.
- UVB rays, known as Ultraviolet B, penetrate right into the upper layers of the skin known as the epidermis causing the skin to burn.
- The importance of reducing exposure to UVB rays is that these wavelengths damage the DNA in our skin cells, and therefore predispose to the development of skin cancer.
The majority of sunscreens in today’s market are quite effective at screening the UVB component of sunlight. However, it is still possible to burn even though you faithfully apply sunscreen, sunscreens just enable you to stay out longer before you sunburn. UVA C rays are blocked by the ozone layer.
Helpful Tips When Avoiding Sunburn:
- Remember the sun’s rays are greatest throughout the middle of the day.
- Seek shade where possible.
- Clothing is more effective in blocking ultraviolet rays. So put on protective clothing and accessories.
- Always apply sunscreen regularly.
- More costly sunscreen doesn’t mean more effective.
- Zinc and titanium are very effective in blocking UVA and UVB, and these sunscreens may be combined with chemical blockers or be the single active agent in the sunscreen eg. Clear Zinc.
Skin cancer surgery is tricky business. Especially around the eye where scaring is common. Here I’m softening a thickened or hypertrophic scar with tiny injections of a softening steroid. This lady had a BCC that required an occulo plastic surgeon. We are now addressing the scar. Second treatment improving dramatically. BCC or basal cell skin cancers are common around the eyes. Don’t ignore any persistent lumps or bumps. #dermatology #cyst #surgery #cancer #scars #injections #injection #skin
Our bodies are constantly making new cells, unfortunately sometimes cells grow in an uncontrolled way. Which may result in development of a tumor or lump.
Tumours can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). A malignant tumour is made up of cancer cells.
The three most common forms of skin cancer are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) and Melanoma.
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)– Are usually red, red-white or pearly in colour and may bleed. They don’t typically hurt or itch. This kind of skin cancer tends to grow slowly and doesn’t generally spread to other parts of the body. Nevertheless, if left untreated BCCs will grow and grow deeper into the skin and damage neighboring tissue. This may make treatment more difficult and increases the chance of the skin cancer coming back.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)– May occur as thickened red scaly spots, which later may bleed easily or be tender to touch. They can appear like a sore that hasn’t healed. SCCs tend to grow quickly over several months and can spread to other parts of the body.
More recent procedures for some types of pre-cancers or early cancers include different anti-cancer creams, although most cancers will need to be removed by surgery to be cured.
The earlier you seek treatment for a skin cancer, the better is the chance of full cure and better cosmetic outcome from treatment.
Other Dermatology Clinics:
As well as our specialists and dermatologist St George – Kogarah, we also service Chatswood, Sydney CBD 2000, and Bankstown. Your local St George – Kogarah doctors provide dermatologist in Southern suburbs of Sydney, Rockdale, Kogarah, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton, and Sans Souci NSW areas.
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Our medical skin specialist and dermatologist in St George – Kogarah, Southern suburbs of Sydney, Rockdale, Kogarah, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton, and Sans Souci NSW will improve the condition of your skin surgically treat skin cancers, acne scarring, peels, laser resurfacing and dermal rolling and skin needling
Phone: 1300 201 338
- What is a Dermatologist or Skin Specialist?
- Medical and Surgical Dermatology.
- Reasons to See a St George – Kogarah Dermatologist?
- St George – Kogarah Acne Clinic
- Eczema and Dermatitis.
- Sun Damage.
- Skin Cancers.
- Other Dermatology Clinics:
- Book an appointment with our St George – Kogarah Dermatologist and Skin Specialist today