Skin Specialist in Whyalla, SA

Our Dermatologists at Skinn Clinics Australia provide services in Whyalla. Offering skin specialist evaluation for medical and surgical dermatology in Whyalla including Whyalla Playford, Mullaquana, Whyalla Norrie, and Whyalla Stuart, 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, treatment, 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.

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 Whyalla Dermatologist?

Acne

Acne is a very common and recurring skin problem that usually begins in adolescence. Unfortunately up to 85% of us have suffered from acne 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 extremely curable with the ideal treatment.

Acne occurs when too much oil and dead skin cells block the opening of your skin pores, which enables bacteria to grow. Your associated oil (sebaceous) glands end up being 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 painful, disfiguring and debilitating. If the area continues to become inflamed then larger, redder, deeper and tender 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 oily cosmetics or oily 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.
  • 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 close-fitting clothing in acne prone areas.
  • Follow a healthy, 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.

Whyalla 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, 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 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.

 

Melanoma.

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 develop quickly, and if not treated, they may spread to the lower layers of skin where cells can escape and be transported 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 differ 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 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 becomes 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 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 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, perfumes 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.

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.

Thankfully psoriasis has a lot of successful treatment options. Due to new and amazing research, new procedures that achieve great results are now readily available. Severe psoriasis is now becoming a thing of the past.

Sun Damage.

  • UVA rays, known as Ultraviolet, penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin known as the dermis 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 harm 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, (Ultraviolet B), penetrate 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.

The majority of sunscreens in today’s market 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 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. 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, 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 usually hurt or itch. This kind 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 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 healed. SCCs tend to grow quickly over several months and can spread to other parts of the body.

More recent treatments for some types of pre-cancers or early cancers include different 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 better is the chance of complete cure and more effective cosmetic outcome from treatment.

 

Other Dermatology Clinics:

As well as our specialists and dermatologist Whyalla, we also service Mount Gambier, Gawler, Port Pirie, and Port Augusta.  Your local Whyalla doctors provide dermatologist in Whyalla Playford, Mullaquana, Whyalla Norrie, and Whyalla Stuart, SA areas.

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

 

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Physician Dermatologist Whyalla SA

Our medical skin specialist and dermatologist in Whyalla, including Whyalla Playford, Mullaquana, Whyalla Norrie, and Whyalla Stuart, 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: Whyalla, SA, 5600

Phone: 1300 201 338
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