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Skin Specialist in Toowoomba QLD

Our Dermatologists at Skinn Clinics Australia provide services in Toowoomba. Offering skin specialist evaluation for medical and surgical dermatology in Toowoomba including Athol, Gatton, Dalby and Darling Downs QLD 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 teenagers and adults.

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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 Toowoomba Dermatologist?

Acne

Acne is an incredibly common and persistent skin condition that usually begins in adolescence. It is believed that acne affects at least 85% of the population at some point during their lives and predominantly people aged 15 to 25 are most likely to suffer from acne.

Good news is that acne is absolutely curable with the ideal treatment.

Acne occurs when unwanted oil and dead skin cells obstruct the opening of your skin pores, which allows bacteria to grow. Your associated oil (sebaceous) glands become blocked and inflamed. Pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and infected pus-filled spots develop on the face, neck, back and chest because this is where oil glands are largest and most active.

Acne may be uncomfortable, disfiguring and painful. If the area continues to become inflamed then bigger, redder, deeper and irritated nodules or cysts may develop and lead to scarring on your face, chest or back (keloid scarring).

 

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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 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.
  • Avoid abrasive scrubs, toners, and cleansers.
  • Minimize 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 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.

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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 overall health and lifestyle factors, providing you the very best methods to get rid of your acne today. Focusing on the face, shoulder and back acne.

Ask your GP for a referral to our clinic and contact reception to book an appointment time! Medicare rebates available.

Some specialised 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.

 

 

 

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Melanoma.

Melanoma is a form of cancer that originates from the melanocytes, the cells in the skin that create the skin pigment and cause freckles, moles and give you your suntan.

Melanoma can occur anyplace on the skin, even the soles of the feet. They develop quickly, and if not dealt with, they may spread to the lower layers of skin where cells can escape and be transported 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 affected by melanoma also increases 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 primary 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 creates very dry and itchy patches of skin when the skin loses its moisture. These patches can be anywhere on the body but are mainly 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 irritated and responds with a dry rash in the weak areas.

Why people today get eczema is still unclear, 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)

  1. Stay clear of likely triggers such as wool or synthetic fibers, dust and dust mites, pollens, and cosmetics and sometimes food allergies.
  2. Use a non-soap cleanser or Sorbolene cream when you bathe. Hydrate your skin immediately after bathing. Use a moisteriser or ointment.
  3. Use a moisturizer every time you wash your hands.

Psoriasis.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system becomes overactive, and 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 solutions for psoriasis. As a result of new and amazing research, new procedures that achieve great results are now readily available. Severe psoriasis is now becoming a distant memory.

Sun Damage.

  • UVA rays, also know as Ultraviolet A light, penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin known as the dermis and are the cause of the noticeable 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 destroy the elastic collagen skin fibers, leading to aging of the skin, wrinkling, and colour changes. That is why sunscreen is so important, to which effectively blocks these UVA rays.
  • UVB rays, known as 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, again putting you at risk of developing skin cancer.

Sunscreens today are quite effective at screening the UVB component of direct sunlight. However, it is still possible to burn even when using sunscreen, sunscreens just allow you to stay out longer before you sunburn. UVA C rays are blocked by the ozone layer.

Helpful Tips When Avoiding Sunburn:

  1. Remember the sun’s waves are strongest throughout the middle of the day.
  2. Seek shade where possible.
  3. Clothing is more effective in blocking ultraviolet rays. So wear protective clothing and accessories.
  4. Always apply sunscreen regularly.
  5. More costly sunscreen doesn’t mean more effective.
  6. 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.

 

 

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Skin Cancers.

New cells are constantly being made by your body, sometimes something goes wrong with this process and 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 usually hurt or itch. This type of skin cancer tends to grow gradually and doesn’t generally spread to other parts of the body. However, if left untreated BCCs will grow and progress deeper into the skin and damage neighboring tissue. This may make treatment more challenging and increases the chance of the skin cancer coming back.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)– May develop 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.

Newer procedures 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 sooner 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 specialists and dermatologist Toowoomba, we also service Gold Coast, Bundaberg and Moreton Bay.  Your local Toowoomba doctors provide dermatologist Athol, Gatton, Dalby and Darling Downs QLD areas.

 

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Physician Dermatologist Toowoomba QLD

Our medical skin specialist and dermatologist in Toowoomba, including Athol, Gatton, Dalby and Darling Downs QLD will improve the condition of your skin surgically treat skin cancers, acne scarring, peels, laser resurfacing and dermal rolling and skin needling

Serviced Area: Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Phone: 1300 201 338
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