Skin Specialist in Port Pirie, SA

Our Dermatologists at Skinn Clinics Australia provide services in Port Pirie. Offering skin specialist evaluation for medical and surgical dermatology in Port Pirie including Port Pirie West, Risdon Park, Port Pirie South, and Solomontown, SA 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, especially sunspots and skin cancers.

Other typical skin assessments include acne, psoriasis, atopic eczema, skin infections such as warts, mole surveillance, melasma and occupational dermatitis.

From babies and children to teenagers and adults, Dermatologists look after patients of all ages.

 

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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.

Why See a Port Pirie Dermatologist?

Acne

Acne is an extremely common and persistent skin problem that usually begins in adolescence. It is believed that acne affects at least 85% of the population at some time during their lives and while acne isn’t just restricted to teenagers, those aged 15 to 25 are most likely to have a bad time from the condition.

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

Acne occurs when too much 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 for the reason that this is where oil glands are biggest and most active.

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

 

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How to treat acne:

  • Avoid administering greasy cosmetics or greasy sunscreens to acne prone 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.
  • Minimize 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 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.

Port Pirie 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, offering you the very best methods to get rid of your acne right now. Focusing on the face, shoulder and back acne.

Ask your GP 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.

Melanoma.

Melanoma is a type 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 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 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 risk can be inherited. Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.

Melanomas can differ 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 areas 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 becomes 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 unclear, 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 managed and the symptoms relieved through the use of topical therapies, antihistamines and avoiding ‘triggers.’.

 

Helpful Advice for Treating Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

  1. Stay clear of possible triggers such as wool or synthetic fibers, dust and dust mites, pollens, perfumes and cosmetics and sometimes food allergies.
  2. Try to use a non-soap based cleanser when you bathe. Sorbolene is a good and inexpensive choice. Hydrate your skin immediately after bathing. Use a moisteriser or ointment.
  3. Use a moisturizer every time you wash your hands.

Psoriasis.

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. As a result of new and amazing research, and new treatments are being developed all the time. Severe psoriasis is now becoming a distant memory.

Sun Damage.

  • UVA rays, also know as Ultraviolet A light, can penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin and are the cause of the visible 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, by reducing its ability to fight skin cells, and therefore predispose to skin cancer.
  • The other effect that UVA rays have is that by penetrating into the middle layers of skin, they are responsible for damage to collagen elastic skin cells, resulting in 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 causing the skin to burn.
  • The importance of reducing exposure to UVB rays is that these wavelengths damage the DNA in our skin cells, again putting you at risk of developing skin cancer.

Sunscreens today are quite effective stopping the UVB component of direct sunlight. However, it is still possible to burn even though you faithfully apply sunscreen, sunscreens just allow you to stay out longer before you sunburn. UVA C rays are stopped by the ozone layer.

Helpful Tips When Avoiding Sunburn:

  1. Remember the sun’s waves are greatest throughout the middle of the day.
  2. Seek shade where possible.
  3. Clothing is more effective in blocking ultraviolet rays. So put on protective clothing and accessories.
  4. Reapply your 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.

 

Skin Cancers.

Our bodies are constantly making new cells, occasionally 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 types 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 returning.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)– May appear 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.

More recent procedures for some types of pre-cancers or premature cancers include different anti-cancer creams, although most cancers will need to be removed by surgery to be cured.

The sooner you seek treatment for a skin cancer, the better is the chance of complete cure and more desirable cosmetic outcome from treatment.

 

Other Dermatology Clinics:

As well as our specialists and dermatologist Port Pirie, we also service Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Gawler, and Port Augusta.  Your local Port Pirie doctors provide dermatologist in Port Pirie West, Risdon Park, Port Pirie South, and Solomontown, SA areas.

Port Pirie Anti wrinkle treatment and Port Pirie tattoo removal services are also being offered in our clinics.

 

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Physician Dermatologist Port Pirie SA

Our medical skin specialist and dermatologist in Port Pirie, including Port Pirie West, Risdon Park, Port Pirie South, and Solomontown SA will improve the condition of your skin surgically treat skin cancers, acne scarring, peels, laser resurfacing and dermal rolling and skin needling

Serviced Area: Port Pirie, SA, 5540

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