Skin Specialist in Warrnambool VIC

Our Dermatologists at Skinn Clinics Australia provide services in Warrnambool. Offering skin specialist evaluation for medical and surgical dermatology in Warrnambool including Port Fairy, and Terang VIC 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.

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.

Reasons to See a Warrnambool Dermatologist?

Acne

Acne is a very prevalent and persistent skin problem 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 prone to have a bad time 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 obstruct 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 inflamed pus-filled spots result on the face, neck, back and chest because this is the place 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 lead to scarring on your face, chest or back (keloid scarring).

 

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How to treat acne:

  • Avoid applying greasy cosmetics or oily 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.

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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 find out about the latest treatment options and 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 GP for a referral to the special acne 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 treat 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 produce 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 treated, 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 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 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 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 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 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 relieved through the use of topical therapies, antihistamines and avoiding ‘triggers.’.

 

Helpful Tips for Treating Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

  1. Stay clear of likely triggers such as wool or artificial fibers, dust and dust mites, pollens, fragrances 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 each time you wash your hands.

Psoriasis.

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.

There are many treatment alternatives for psoriasis. Due to new and exciting research, and new treatments are being developed regularly. Severe psoriasis is now becoming a thing of the past.

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, by reducing its ability to combat 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. It is, therefore, important to use a sunscreen 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, 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 direct sunlight. However, it is still possible to burn even though you faithfully apply sunscreen, as UV still reaches the skin. UVA C rays are stopped by the ozone layer.

Helpful Tips When Avoiding Sunburn:

  1. Remember the sun’s rays are strongest throughout the middle of the day.
  2. Seek shade where possible.
  3. Clothing is better at blocking UV than sunscreen. 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 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.

 

 

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Skin Cancers.

New cells are constantly being made by your body, 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 type 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 neighboring tissue. This may make treatment more challenging and increases the possibility 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 look 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 many cancers will need to be removed by surgery to be cured.

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

 

Other Dermatology Clinics:

As well as our specialists and dermatologist Warrnambool, we also service Swan Hill, Barinsdale and Melbourne CBD.  Your local Warrnambool doctors provide dermatologist in Terang and Port Fairy VIC areas.

 

 

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Physician Dermatologist Warrnambool VIC

Our medical skin specialist and dermatologist in Warrnambool, including Port Fairy, and Terang VIC will improve the condition of your skin surgically treat skin cancers, acne scarring, peels, laser resurfacing and dermal rolling and skin needling

Serviced Area: Warrnambool, VIC, 3265

Phone: 1300 201 338
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