Our Dermatologists at Skinn Clinics Australia provide services in Sydney region. Offering skin specialist evaluation for medical and surgical dermatology in Sydney including Ashfield, Auburn, Balmain, Burwood, Parramatta, Castle Hill, Liverpool, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Penrith, Ryde, Randwick, North Shore, North Sydney, Chatswood, Sydney CBD 2000, Sutherland, St George – Kogarah, Hurstville and Bankstown 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 assessments 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 Sydney Dermatologist?
Acne is a very prevalent and recurring skin condition that usually begins in adolescence. Unfortunately up to 85% of us have suffered from acne at some point during their lives and while acne isn’t just limited to teenagers, those aged 15 to 25 are most likely to suffer from the condition.
Good news is that acne is absolutely curable with the ideal treatment.
Acne occurs when too much oil and dead skin cells block the opening of your skin pores, which allows bacteria to grow. Your associated oil (sebaceous) glands end up being blocked and inflamed. Pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and infected pus-filled spots break out on the face, neck, back and chest simply because this is where oil glands are largest and most active.
Acne can be painful, disfiguring and painful. If the area continues to become inflamed then larger, redder, deeper and irritated nodules or cysts may develop and result in scarring on your face, chest or back (keloid scarring).
How to treat acne:
- Avoid administering 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 remove 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.
- Stay clear of 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 close-fitting clothing in acne prone areas.Follow a well-balanced, low GI diet mixed 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.
Sydney 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 find out about the latest treatment options and overall health and lifestyle factors, providing 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 our clinic and call us to make an appointment today! Medicare rebates available.
Light microdermabrasion, chemical peels or laser and light systems may help 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 form 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 treated, they may spread to the lower layers of skin where cells can escape and be carried to other parts 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 problem can be inherited. Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
Melanomas can vary greatly in the way they look. The first 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 totally curable.
Eczema and Dermatitis.
The most common type of eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin disorder that creates very dry and itchy areas 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 protective barrier for the body. Skin becomes very easily aggravated and responds with a dry rash in the weak areas.
Why people today get eczema is still uncertain, however, research has found that it is hereditary and that people who have eczema often have other hypersensitive 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 likely triggers such as wool or synthetic 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.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, where the body immune system becomes overactive, and attacks the skin causing inflammation.
It is usually associated 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.
Fortunately psoriasis has a lot of successful treatment options. Due to new and exciting research, new treatments that achieve fantastic results are now available. Severe psoriasis is now becoming a distant memory.
- UVA rays, known as Ultraviolet, can penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin and are the cause of the noticeable indicators of ageing and skin damage.
- These wavelengths don’t cause sunburn but do have an effect on our immune system locally in the skin, by reducing its ability to combat skin cells, and therefore predispose to skin cancer.
- UVA rays also harm the elastic collagen skin tissues, resulting in aging of the skin, wrinkling, and colour changes. That is why sunscreen is so important, to which effectively blocking these UVA rays, preventing skin cancer and minimizing aging signs of the skin.
- UVB rays, (Ultraviolet B), penetrate right into the upper layers of the skin known as the epidermis triggering the skin to burn.
- UVA B actually damages the DNA of your skin cells, and therefore predispose to the formation of skin cancer.
Sunscreens today are quite effective stopping 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.
- Reapply your sunscreen regularly.
- More costly sunscreen doesn’t mean more effective.
- Zinc and titanium are very successful 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
New cells are constantly being made by your body, unfortunately sometimes cells grow in an uncontrolled way. This uncontrolled growth may result in a lump called a tumour.
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 get bigger and grow deeper into the skin and damage nearby tissue. This may make treatment more challenging and increases the possibility of the skin cancer returning.
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 gotten better. SCCs tend to grow quickly over several months and can spread to other parts of the body.
Newer treatments for some types of pre-cancers or premature cancers include various anti-cancer creams, although most cancers will need to be removed surgically to be cured.
The earlier you seek treatment for a skin cancer, the more likely is the chance of full cure and better cosmetic outcome from treatment.
Other Dermatology Clinics:
As well as our skin specialist and dermatologist Sydney, we also service Penrith and Bankstown. Your local Sydney doctors provide dermatologist in Auburn, Balmain, Burwood, North Sydney, Parramatta, Castle Hill, Liverpool, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Ryde, Randwick, North Shore, Chatswood, Sydney CBD 2000, Sutherland, St George, Kogarah, Hurstville and Ashfield NSW areas.
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- What is a Dermatologist or Skin Specialist?
- Medical and Surgical Dermatology.
- Reasons to See a Sydney Dermatologist?
- Sydney Acne Clinic
- Find a Dermatologist near you
- Eczema and Dermatitis.
- Sun Damage.
- Skin Cancers.
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- Book an appointment with our Sydney Dermatologist and Skin Specialist today