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Do you believe the myth that skin cancer is a “summer problem”? As winter approaches and temperatures begin to drop around Australia, don’t put away your sunscreen or hang up your sun hat just yet. You can still develop skin cancer at this time of
13 May 2024
In winter conditions, your skin may demand extra attention. The cold air, paired with indoor heating, often strips away moisture from the skin, leaving it parched and dull. The good news is that modern skincare offers an array of hydrating options
13 May 2024
Cellulite and scars are two common cosmetic concerns that can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or body type. So, it is no wonder that many of our patients seek procedures to reduce the appearance of cellulite and scars for aesthetic reasons.
26 April 2024
Did you know that itchiness can be a sign of skin cancer — but not always? Let's learn more about itchy spots on the skin and when you should be concerned about a malignancy.
10 April 2024
Did you know that childhood sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer? Around 64 per cent of children are sunburnt every year, putting them at greater risk of developing skin tumours later in life. Let's explore the steps you can take to
19 March 2024
Living in Australia, we know how important it is to take care of our skin. We endure high UV levels all year-round and lead the world in skin cancer rates.
13 March 2024
As we bid farewell to summer, many of us are left with unwanted souvenirs from our days in the sun. Sun damage manifests as pigmentation irregularities, fine lines and uneven skin tone, and these skin problems can leave us feeling less than
12 March 2024
Clean and well-cared-for pores are essential for maintaining your skin’s overall health and appearance. When the pores become clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells, they can appear enlarged and lead to various skin concerns. Fortunately, with
28 February 2024
Did you know melanoma makes up just two per cent of all skin cancers, but is responsible for 75 per cent of skin cancer deaths? Australia has the highest melanoma rate in the world, with one Aussie diagnosed with the disease every 30 minutes and one
21 February 2024
Did you know one Australian dies from melanoma every five hours? As over 1.1 million skin cancers are treated every year nation-wide, it is essential for Australians to be up to date with regular full-body skin checks. But who needs one, how can you
19 February 2024
If you suffer from acne or other skin conditions, you may be considering an Acnelan peel. Acnelan is a medical-grade facial treatment that is designed to treat acne, reduce inflammation, and promote healthier skin. So, what is Acnelan, how does it
5 February 2024
Dark under-eye circles are a common cause of concern for many patients. In most cases, these are harmless and do not have any medical indications. However, dark under-eye circles might sometimes negatively affect your physical appearance and may
29 January 2024
Injectables are minimally invasive treatments that can successfully address various common signs of ageing. They owe their popularity to quickly visible results and minimal downtime. In a nutshell, injectables help smooth wrinkles, plump up lips,
15 December 2023
Summer brings hotter days, longer daylight hours, and better conditions for enjoying the outdoors. But as we pack away our jackets and reach instead for the short sleeves, now is the time to make sure we’re doing our best to look after our skin
6 December 2023
Merry Christmas from all of us! Thank you for your continued support during 2023.
4 December 2023
If you are considering ways to rejuvenate your skin, microdermabrasion might be the treatment you've been looking for. Let's explore what microdermabrasion is, how it works, and what to expect from your treatment.
22 November 2023
With summer approaching, it is important to remember that exposure to the sun can seriously harm your skin, with as little as ten minutes of sun being enough to cause skin ageing and potentially deadly skin cancers. In this blog, let’s explore why
12 October 2023
“We are the number one country in the world for skin cancers. It's a preventable cancer. It just requires you to make a booking. Please do it, please go and get a check-up.”
3 October 2023
As the seasons change, so should your skincare routine. A shift in temperature and humidity can impact your skin’s day-to-day requirements, so the transition into spring is a good time to reassess what your skin needs and adjust your skincare
22 September 2023
When Nicola Clarke first noticed a change in her skin, she booked in to see a doctor, who diagnosed her with melanoma. In the past year she has been treated for 20 skin cancers.
31 August 2023
Did you know some skin cancers – including potentially deadly melanomas – can be invisible to the naked eye?
29 August 2023
Excessive sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis, can be an embarrassing and distressing condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Those who suffer from this condition often find their daily lives impacted by constant perspiration,
21 August 2023
Living in Australia for any period of time puts you at increased risk of developing skin cancer, including potentially deadly melanomas. Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world with one diagnosis every 30 minutes, which is why a regular
16 August 2023
Despite most skin cancers being curable if detected and treated early, every five hours an Australian still dies from melanoma. After being prompted by loved ones to get skin checks, acting in a timely manner saved the lives of the real patients who
1 August 2023
A doctor-led skin clinic can provide a premium level of expertise to deliver safer and more effective skin therapies for you, including access to medical-grade aesthetic treatments in dedicated facilities that adhere to a strict code of medical
21 July 2023
Regular assessments of moles and skin spots are essential for the early detection of skin cancer, including potentially deadly melanomas. If caught in their early stages, skin cancers can be successfully treated before they spread into other parts
14 July 2023
If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, what treatment options are available to you? In this short video, Dr James Haslam explains the three most common types of skin cancer - melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) -
4 July 2023
Did you know some melanomas can be invisible to the naked eye? This potentially life-threatening form of skin cancer can sometimes go unnoticed by patients until it's detected during a routine skin check. In this short video, Dr James Millsom
29 June 2023
When was the last time you performed a head-to-toe self-check for suspicious spots on your skin? In this short video, Dr Rowan Flanagan explains how to check your skin for signs of skin cancer, and what skin cancer may look like.
28 June 2023
Regular skin checks are not only vital for detecting potential skin cancers early but can also reduce your long-term health impacts and costs. In this short video, Dr Terry Harvey weighs up the benefits of getting a regular skin check against the
28 June 2023
Did you know that skin cancer doesn't only grow on sun-exposed skin, but can actually develop anywhere on your body (even inside your mouth!)? In this short video, Dr Vy Huynh explores the prevalence of skin cancer in different areas of the body and
28 June 2023
Skin cancer is Australia's most common cancer, with over 1.1 million skin cancers treated nationally every year. In this short video, Dr Kerry Summerscales explores the various treatment options available for skin cancer.
28 June 2023
Is there an ideal time to get a skin cancer check? In this short video, Dr Alvin Prakash talks about the best time to schedule your regular full-body skin exam.
28 June 2023
What’s involved in a skin cancer examination? Let’s walk through the entire quick and easy process so you know what to expect at your upcoming skin check.
28 June 2023
Dealing with acne can be frustrating and affect your self-confidence. If you're seeking treatment options for acne, it's important to know that your dermal clinician or doctor at a dedicated skin clinic is an excellent starting point.
23 June 2023
Skin cancer can happen to anyone - even celebrities and public figures whose brands centre around fitness and health. Over a million skin cancers will be treated nation-wide this year, but let's have a look at some of the well-known Australians who
16 June 2023
Australian dad and melanoma survivor Chris Hills is warning parents to schedule their regular skin cancer check after he was told that he is lucky to be alive.
22 May 2023
Dysplastic naevi, also known as atypical moles, are moles that have abnormal or irregular features. These moles are not cancerous themselves but can indicate a higher risk of developing melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Let's answer the most common
10 May 2023
A chance recommendation from her friend saved Tahyla Newton's life. Tahyla (then 19 years old) was on holiday on Tasmania's east coast when her friend noticed a strange mole on her foot and suggested it might be skin cancer. Tahyla thought it was
28 April 2023
If you're looking for a way to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, dermaplaning may be a viable option. Also called epi-blading, this cosmetic procedure involves using a surgical scalpel to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin
23 April 2023
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting Australians, with over 1.1 million diagnoses every year, and its incidence has been increasing over the past few decades. While anyone can develop this disease, certain factors increase your
13 April 2023
Have you heard of the Lip Lift? A new trend in dermal filler injections, the Lip Lift (sometimes also called Edge Fillers) can help to give you a wider smile by upturning the corners of your lips!
23 March 2023
Artificial intelligence and at-home melanoma detection apps have paved the way for improved self-monitoring for potentially deadly skin cancers. But are these apps safe, and do they provide a definitive diagnosis? Let’s learn more about this, plus
17 March 2023
Did you know Australia has the highest melanoma rate in the world? Melanoma is the most common cancer affecting 20- to 39-year-olds. One Australian is diagnosed with the disease every 30 minutes, and one loses their life every five hours.
28 February 2023
Australia’s National Skin Check Day (ANSCD) falls on the last Thursday of summer every year and is upcoming on 23 February 2023! An initiative of Mates Against Melanoma, ANSCD encourages all Australians to book in their regular skin cancer check for
16 February 2023
No one enjoys getting sunburnt, but sometimes the sun catches you unprepared and sunburn happens, especially in summer. There’s no reversing the damage, but there are a few things you can do to help your skin and body recover faster.
9 February 2023
Skin needling is one of our most popular treatments, known for its versatility with treating a range of skin concerns from wrinkles and lax skin to scars and poor skin texture. Is it the right therapy for addressing your skin concerns? Let's take a
1 February 2023
Are you considering lip filler but not sure what to expect? We’ve answered the nine most common questions our patients ask about dermal filler for the lips, including who should get it, what the treatment involves, and what happens afterwards! Read
27 January 2023
Did you know 2 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70? With one Australian losing their life to melanoma every five hours, it's important that we know what skin cancer is - including the various types - and what signs to look out
18 January 2023
2022 has been a wonderful yet challenging year! Some of our personal highlights include expanding our centres to 21 locations across Australia (with more to come), conducting 122,500 skin checks, diagnosing more than 27,000 skin cancers, treating
15 December 2022
Moles are small spots on your skin. Almost everyone has one or more moles, and they are usually not anything to worry about. But when are moles a cause for concern? Let's look at normal and suspicious moles.
5 December 2022
A common concern as we age, broken capillaries are caused by damaged or dilated veins just below the skin's surface, resulting in blotchy patches, redness and spider-like veins across the skin. Broken capillaries can manifest into painful and
1 December 2022
Sun damage can create excess pigmentation and freckles across your face, neck, chest and legs, leaving you looking tired and aged. Laser pigmentation removal helps to even out your skin tone, improve skin texture, and remove unwanted pigmentation
1 December 2022
Hyperpigmentation is a common concern for many of our patients. Unwanted pigmentation is often caused by inflammation, hormonal imbalances or sun exposure, and can take many forms, from patches of darkened skin to sun spots, age spots, freckles, and
25 November 2022
Stubborn pockets of fat can accumulate in common problem areas such as the tummy, chin and arms as a natural part of ageing, even for people who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime. This can result in a double chin, "tuck shop arms", "love
11 November 2022
Where on the body does skin cancer grow? In this short video, Dr Kerry Summerscales explains the areas where skin cancer is most likely to develop on both men and women, including some surprising locations she has found skin cancers in her clinic!
10 November 2022
When should you be concerned by the appearance of a mole on your body? In this short video, Dr James Millsom talks about why our moles sometimes change over time, and when you should show a changing mole to your doctor.
10 November 2022
How are skin cancers diagnosed? In this short video, Dr Nirush Rameswaran explains the process of skin cancer diagnosis when you see a qualified doctor for a comprehensive skin examination.
10 November 2022
What should you expect from your skin check at a dedicated skin cancer clinic? In this short video, Dr Vy Huynh walks us through the process of a full skin cancer check.
10 November 2022
There is often a lot of speculation about "alternative therapies" and their place in treating various medical conditions. For skin cancer, one of the most prominent dangerous self-treatments is black salve, commonly marketed as Cansema. The
9 November 2022
As you age, your face can begin to 'hollow out' as collagen renewal slows down and your skin tissues become lax and thin. This is accelerated by the natural ageing process, gravity and environmental factors, and can leave you looking tired and older
9 November 2022
Bodies are covered in a fine layer of hair, but sometimes this hair grows excessively long, dark or thick, and can become irritating or damaging to your self-esteem.
9 November 2022
The experienced team of medical doctors, skin therapists and dermal clinicians are specially trained and qualified to provide a range of cosmetic and medical treatments to address your skin concerns, from ageing and general dermatology issues,
7 November 2022
If you suffer from bruxism, it means you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, perhaps without realising it during your sleep. Teeth grinding can lead to disfunctions in your jaw and can be detrimental for your teeth, causing chipped, broken or even
7 November 2022
Wrinkles and lines occur on the face, neck and décolletage as a result of repeated muscle movements that crease the skin, loss of collagen and elasticity as we age, and as a result of environmental factors such as pollution and smoking.
3 November 2022
Psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema are some of the most common general dermatology conditions experienced worldwide. They manifest into redness, swelling, inflammation, scaly and flaky skin, itchiness, and more, and can be very painful.
3 November 2022
Scarring can impact your confidence and self-esteem as it is a permanent side-effect of past conditions or trauma to the skin. Smoothing your complexion and erasing prominent scars can have a marked effect on your appearance as well as your
3 November 2022
Chronic migraines and headaches can be a very debilitating medical condition that prevent you from doing work and enjoying social activities. But did you know that anti-wrinkle injections can offer relief? Our medical based centre offers a holistic
3 November 2022
If you see a doctor for a full-body skin cancer examination and a suspicious mole is identified, what happens next? Dr Steve Wassall explains the process of biopsy, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of suspicious skin lesions.
1 November 2022
Did you know Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with over 1.2 million diagnoses every year? With numbers like these, it is important to take skin cancer seriously and debunk some common myths about skin cancer and sunscreen so we can
1 November 2022
How often should you get a full-body skin cancer check and how can you identify your skin cancer risk? In this short video, Dr Vy Huynh explains how often you should see a professional for a comprehensive examination of your skin, and how your
27 October 2022
"Total body photography takes photos of all your moles on your entire body and categorises them by shape, size and location." In this short video, Dr Nirush Rameswaran explains the benefits of total body photography for early skin cancer detection,
18 October 2022
"With total body photography, we find more melanomas and we find them earlier." In this short video, Professor David Wilkinson explains why patients in certain risk groups should receive regular total body photography as part of their skin cancer
18 October 2022
The cleanse-moisturise-exfoliate ritual is the holy trinity of skincare. The self-care routine is the foundation of all beauty treatments. Its three steps are equally important, but doing them well is not equally simple. At-home cleansing and
10 October 2022
Many of us suffer from sagging skin in the chin, neck and jaw as we get older. Even with great skincare, droopy or lax skin in these areas can be a tell-tale sign of a person’s age. Luckily, a range of highly effective treatments is available to
7 October 2022
A gummy smile is an excess display of the gums around your teeth when you smile. For some people, a gummy smile can affect self-confidence and prevent them from smiling properly.
7 October 2022
Pigmentation issues present as patches of a lighter or darker colour than the surrounding skin. They differ in size and shape, from tiny dots and blemishes to broader marks and stains. In most cases, pigmentation is only an aesthetic issue. However,
6 October 2022
Sweating is our body’s natural way of regulating its temperature and cooling down. But for some people, sweating can be abnormally excessive, resulting in clammy hands and damp shirts no matter the weather or their level of activity.
6 October 2022
The eyes is one of those troublesome areas that plague us as we get older. From dark under-eye circles to puffiness and fine lines, the eyes can give away our age, stress levels and quality of sleep in just one glance. The area around the eyes is
6 October 2022
Do you believe these common myths and misconceptions about skin cancer? In this short video, Dr Kerry Summerscales debunks myths she often hears about skin cancer, skin checks and sunscreen.
5 October 2022
Do you know the signs of skin cancer? Watch this short video with Dr Nirush Rameswaran on the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer, including potentially deadly melanoma.
13 September 2022
Having a tight and well-defined jawline creates a more youthful appearance. Read on for expert advice from one of our Cosmetic Physicians to learn more about how to reshape or enhance your jawline without surgery.
12 September 2022
Did you know about 80 per cent of ageing is caused by sun damage? In this short video, Professor David Wilkinson explains the common skin concerns he sees in his practice as a result of sun damage (such as pigmentation, wrinkles, ageing, skin
6 September 2022
Are you considering a vasectomy? You might have questions about the vasectomy procedure for male fertility control, so we’ve compiled our patients' most commonly asked questions. For comprehensive information, please contact us to learn more about
30 August 2022
In this short video, Dr Kerry Summerscales explains how total body photography can be incorporated into your skin cancer check for earliest and most accurate skin cancer detection for high-risk patients.
25 August 2022
What are cosmetic injectables, how do they work, and are they the right approach for treating your ageing concerns? In this short video, Professor David Wilkinson explains how anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can help you.
17 August 2022
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays have a lasting effect on your skin. They are responsible for the majority of skin cancers and also have a significant impact on ageing. Over your lifetime, prolonged incremental exposure to UV radiation can accumulate
16 August 2022
Does the sun speed up the skin's ageing process? Read on for expert advice from one of our Cosmetic Physicians to learn more about the sun's ageing effects on our skin, and how you can prevent and treat solar-damaged skin.
16 August 2022
Loose or saggy skin is the number one age-related cosmetic issue. It is the root cause of many other problems, such as fine lines, wrinkles, droopy eyebrows, and jowls. No wonder many patients are looking for effective ways to turn the clock back by
20 July 2022
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer before, your doctor may have recommended vitamin B3 to help reduce your risk of recurring cancers. How does vitamin B3 assist with skin cancer prevention?
11 July 2022
Why are skin checks so important in winter? One of our doctors recently featured on 7News to talk about why skin cancer checks are vital even in the cooler months, and how you can monitor your skin at home.
27 June 2022
How long can we be out in the sun before we experience skin damage? One of our doctors, Dr Helena Rosengren, was recently featured on Townsville's Triple M radio to speak about the important topic of sun exposure and skin cancer checks!
16 June 2022
National Skin Cancer Centres (NSCC) has signed a major distribution agreement with Sunshine Coast-developed Bakslap, which will see the innovative sunscreen applicator available at our 21 skin cancer centres across Australia.
16 June 2022
Did you know that men aged over 55 are at highest risk of skin cancer? In Australia, men are twice more likely than women to develop skin cancer. Unfortunately, men are also less likely to see a doctor about new or changing moles, and they
9 June 2022
During the cooler months, it’s common to experience skin dryness, dehydration, dullness, or pigmentation including redness and rosacea. It can be frustrating to overhaul your skincare routine to overcome the challenges of winter skin, but luckily, a
3 June 2022
This is the Bob Marley melanoma story. Passionate about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, National Skin Cancer Centres shares this story to teach about melanoma.
31 May 2022
Small but stubborn pockets of fat can be a significant obstacle on the road to your desired look - and even more so when they do not respond to any dietary or exercise regimen. Until recently, surgery was the only solution. However, few people were
23 May 2022
As an established authority in skin cancer medicine in Australia, one of our doctors was recently approached by 7News to shed light on “Australia’s national cancer”.
18 May 2022
With winter almost upon us, now is the perfect time to repair and rejuvenate your skin with laser treatments! As you typically experience less sun exposure and have more down-time for healing, the colder months are ideal to improve post-summer
16 May 2022
From wrinkles to crows’ feet and sun spots, our skin changes a lot as we age. The main factors that contribute to how old we look include the shape of our face and the glow of our skin, as well as the fine lines and wrinkles that develop on the
22 April 2022
A spontaneous decision to get a skin cancer check saved Olivia Jackson's life. Two weeks before her 21st birthday, Olivia was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. She had been sun-safe all her life, with no personal or family history of skin cancer,
20 April 2022
To understand how antioxidants work in your skincare products, it is essential to understand how the sun damages the skin. Read on for expert advice from one of our Cosmetic Physicians to learn what antioxidants are, how they benefit your skin, and
19 April 2022
"We see a lot of extra information when we look through the dermatoscope rather than with the naked eye." In this short video, Doctor Terry Harvey explains why your doctor will use a dermatoscope to thoroughly examine your skin during your skin
11 April 2022
How long should you wait to get cosmetic injectables after your Covid vaccine? And can you still get cosmetic injectables like anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers if you have recently had Covid?
6 April 2022
Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants in skincare and is an important ingredient in many active skincare products. It is an essential element for the health and repair of all human tissue including skin, but unfortunately, vitamin C is
23 March 2022
"A family history of skin cancer can be very important" in identifying your own risk of developing the potentially life-threatening disease, according to Doctor Terry Harvey.
18 March 2022
Did you know that Australia has the highest melanoma rate in the world? Melanoma is the most common cancer affecting 20- to 39-year-olds and one Australian is diagnosed with the disease every 30 minutes. ¹
10 March 2022
Dull skin lacks radiance. It does not reflect the light well, causing it to appear listless with an uneven texture. Very often, such skin is also dry and patchy and it's missing the well-known healthy glow.
28 February 2022
Did you know that more Australians died from melanoma than road accidents in 2021? A new, landmark report from Melanoma Institute Australia has found that melanoma rates are rising. It estimates that without critical action, by 2030 a further
22 February 2022
“For someone who gets their skin checked at a regular interval, your chances of running into a life-threatening melanoma are really slim.” In this short video, Dr Terry Harvey talks about why early detection of skin cancer (through regular skin
17 February 2022
Radiofrequency is a non-surgical method for tightening the skin. The treatment is ideal for fighting wrinkles and lines, tightening sagging skin, treating sun damage, and contouring the natural shape of your face.
9 February 2022
“Every melanoma starts out as one single cell, and that’s what having a regular skin cancer check is all about!” In this short video, Skin Cancer Doctor Terry Harvey explains what potentially deadly melanomas can look like, and when to see a doctor
9 February 2022
A vasectomy is the surgical procedure for permanent male sterilisation. This short procedure is provided by the experienced doctors at some of our National Skin Cancer Centres around Australia - delivered in dedicated surgery theatres and supported
2 February 2022
Dermaplaning, also known as epi-blading or epidermal levelling, uses an exfoliating blade to gently remove the top layers of the skin, erasing dead skin cells and hair from your face.
25 January 2022
Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, can be an effective, safe and non-invasive option for treating some superficial skin cancers and sun-damaged skin. It can also help you achieve smoother, clearer and healthier skin!
20 January 2022
Do you experience hair loss or hair thinning? Most people experience hair loss as they age, but it can also affect younger people and be very detrimental to physical appearance and self-confidence.
12 January 2022
In these uncertain times, we want to let you know that we are still here for you. During the coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic, please don’t forget the importance of maintaining your skin health. Our skin cancer centres across Australia are still open
12 January 2022
The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which consists of different types of rays including UVA and UVB. These affect your skin in different ways. Let’s look at the differences between UVA and UVB rays, and how you can protect your skin from harm.
4 January 2022
Sometimes life gets in the way of your scheduled appointments. Many people pre-book their regular skin checks a year in advance, and sometimes the booking can get lost in your calendar and clash with something else by the time the date arrives.
15 December 2021
The year 2021 has been an interesting ride for all of us! Some of our personal highlights include expanding our centres to 20 locations across Australia (with more to come), seeing 98,000 patients, introducing total body photography and skin repair
15 December 2021
It is perfectly normal for skin to lose elasticity and volume with age. The reason is a natural drop in elastin and collagen production. As a result, skin laxity and other age-related changes appear.
13 December 2021
Did you know that people with bald heads are at higher risk of skin cancer? A 2017 study found that male-pattern baldness was significantly associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the head
9 December 2021
We’ve all heard the excuses for not wearing sunscreen every day, ranging from “it’s not sunny” to “I have a natural tan” to “sunscreen makes me break out”. Everyone needs to wear sunscreen every day, no matter the weather and their skin type. There
2 December 2021
Acral lentiginous melanoma is a type of skin cancer making up about one to three per cent of melanomas. It is unique because it occurs on the hands and feet, including the palms, soles, fingers, toes, and even underneath the nails.
1 December 2021
A lifetime of sun damage, gravity, and lifestyle factors can leave your skin looking worse for wear as you get older. By retirement age, majority of people will experience wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, pigmentation problems, dark under-eye circles,
25 November 2021
Did you know that working outdoors exposes you to up to 10 times more ultraviolet (UV) radiation than indoor workers?
17 November 2021
15-21 November 2021 is National Skin Cancer Action Week - the ideal opportunity for all Australians to think about their skin health and take action to stay healthy and safe for a long time to come. Here are five things you can do today to act
9 November 2021
Movember is an annual event in which men grow out their moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, including mental health, prostate cancer, and other common conditions affecting men such as skin cancer.
3 November 2021
Not sure how to exfoliate your skin properly? One of our Cosmetic Physicians shares her expert advice for skin exfoliation so you can keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful!
3 November 2021
A Tasmanian dad and melanoma survivor is warning parents to have their regular skin cancer check after being told he is lucky to be alive.
1 November 2021
Meet the champions of Armwrestling Australia who joined us in the fight against skin cancer!
27 October 2021
Not sure how to wash your face properly? One of our Cosmetic Physicians shares her expert advice for cleansing your face so you can get the most out of your skincare routine and keep your skin healthy and beautiful!
22 October 2021
“There is nothing healthy about a tan.” You might have heard this sentiment before, yet many people continue to believe that tanned skin is a sign of good health. Unfortunately, tanning is a significant sign of skin cell trauma – your skin’s way of
20 October 2021
One of the most popular treatments for overall skin rejuvenation and hair restoration is Liquid Gold injectables – an all-natural and low-risk therapy that uses the healing powers of your own blood to rejuvenate your skin in common problem areas
13 October 2021
If you have ever grazed your shin on the coffee table or had surgery to remove a skin cancer on your lower leg, you might have noticed that the wound seems to take longer to heal. Let’s look at why this is true, and what you can do to speed up your
13 October 2021
There has been a significant reduction in the number of melanoma treatments performed in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a timely reminder about the importance of essential regular skin cancer checks even during the pandemic.
4 October 2021
Along with sunscreen, sunglasses and shade, one of the common sun-safe habits we’re encouraged to adopt is to wear sun protective clothing. But what is sun protective clothing and how do you know if your clothes are adequately shielding you from the
22 September 2021
As we emerge from winter, a common concern among our patients is dry or dehydrated skin. There is an uptick in the number of people seeing us for these problems during (or shortly after) the cooler months, often due to the cold, dry or windy weather.
17 September 2021
Have you noticed a new freckle on your skin that wasn’t there before? Or maybe a mole has recently changed or grown. Perhaps your loved one pointed out a suspicious lesion which you hadn’t seen before, or maybe something just doesn’t feel right –
8 September 2021
Injectables like anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filers are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in Australia today. These fast, effective and non-surgical treatments have quickly become the go-to for enhancing natural beauty,
2 September 2021
Some of our patients have had skin cancer for a long time. It might have started with a pre-cancerous sunspot on the scalp, then a basal cell carcinoma on the ear, and later a squamous cell carcinoma on the shoulder.
2 September 2021
Did you know that skin cancer can run in the family? If you have a first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime, you have a 50 per cent greater chance of developing the disease yourself.
25 August 2021
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer arising from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells known as melanocytes. Melanoma is particularly dangerous because - if not detected and treated early - it can spread to other organs of the body and become fatal.
10 August 2021
A balanced microbiome is essential for maintaining healthy and beautiful skin. The microbiome is one of the key things your Dermal Therapist or Doctor will keep in mind when tackling a range of skin concerns from acne to rosacea, through to
6 August 2021
There is a common misconception that skin cancer only affects older people. In reality, skin cancer can affect anyone of any age! In fact, the most common form of cancer in young Australians is melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer.
23 July 2021
Dead skin cell build-up is a common skincare concern. Over time, it can lead to a dull skin tone, clogged pores, acne breakouts, and a generally poor complexion. There are treatments available to shed way dead skin cells, but in the first instance
22 July 2021
Dead skin cell build-up is a common skincare concern. Over time, it can lead to a dull skin tone, clogged pores, acne breakouts, and a generally poor complexion. There are treatments available to shed way dead skin cells, but in the first instance
22 July 2021
Dead skin cell build-up is a common skincare concern. Over time, it can lead to a dull skin tone, clogged pores, acne breakouts, and a generally poor complexion. There are treatments available to shed way dead skin cells, but in the first instance
22 July 2021
Did you know that winter can be the ideal time for a skin cancer check? In the cooler months, your skin is usually covered by layers of clothes to keep you warm. This means you've had less UV exposure than usual, and your skin hasn't been subjected
15 July 2021
Our skin goes through a lot during winter. Some of the most common challenges during the cooler months are dryness, dehydration, dullness and redness, and it can be frustrating to overhaul your skincare routine to accommodate these seasonal problems.
7 July 2021
LED light therapy is a safe, natural way to speed up the healing process for burns, wounds, surgery incisions, and scars. If you are recovering from an injury or medical procedure, LED light therapy can minimise pain and inflammation and help you
24 June 2021
Rosacea comes in all shapes and sizes. It can begin with your skin flushing more than usual, then developing constant red patches that resemble a permanent blush. Pimple-like nodules can also pop up, followed by very red skin with prominent veins.
23 June 2021
Discoloured skin - also known as hyperpigmentation - is a common concern for many of our patients. Unwanted pigmentation is often caused by inflammation, hormonal imbalances or sun exposure, and can take many forms - from patches of darkened skin to
11 June 2021
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s squamous cells. While most SCCs can be successfully treated if caught early, more advanced tumours can lead to
3 June 2021
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are two of the go-to cosmetic treatments many people seek out for a fresh and rejuvenated appearance, hoping to erase wrinkles and lines, enhance their facial features, or simply look younger.
27 May 2021
Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. We have more cases per capita than any other country, with over 800,000 non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed every year and one Australian diagnosed with melanoma every 30 minutes. With numbers like
20 May 2021
Breakouts are a fact of life. Many of us regularly find clusters of small red bumps on our cheeks, nose, jawline, and forehead, and sometimes these can come to a head or manifest into cystic nodules. We often try lots of therapies to clear up our
14 May 2021
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s basal cells and usually develops slowly. Most BCCs are curable and cause minimal damage when caught early, although they
6 May 2021
Rosacea: that permanent flush that rises over your cheeks and nose, resulting in unwanted redness and sometimes even acne-like pimples. It’s a skin condition that affects 415 million people worldwide, triggered by a variety of factors from spicy
30 April 2021
The weather is cooling down in some parts of the country, which means the issue of sun safety isn’t front of mind anymore. The further we get from summer, the more readily we discard hats and sunscreen from our daily routine.
22 April 2021
We know that when it comes to lip enhancement, everyone is looking for something different. Some people want fuller or more symmetrical lips, others want to fix their smile, while many people are hoping to erase the lines and wrinkles from around
15 April 2021
Rosacea is a very common skin concern that we often see in our practice. It's best described as a permanent flush - an inflammation or redness that appears on the skin (especially on the face and particularly around the cheeks and nose). April is
9 April 2021
We might think it’s obvious when our skin has been exposed to too much sun. It sometimes happens when we’ve gone to the beach and forgotten to re-apply sunscreen, or when we’ve headed out for a walk in the middle of the day and returned home red and
8 April 2021
What’s so bad about sunburn? In the short-term, it causes pain, redness and discomfort, but this quickly fades and leaves many of us with a glowing tan. So what is sunburn and why is it so bad? Why should you avoid it and what should you do if
24 March 2021
We all have those bothersome spots, veins, skin tags and broken capillaries on our skin that drive us mad. These blemishes aren’t going away on their own and all the treatments out there seem expensive and painful. But they don’t have to be.
18 March 2021
If you have an upcoming skin cancer procedure, you probably have a lot on your mind. If you are a parent, one of those things might be how your kids will react to your surgery – after all, any bandages, bleeding, swelling or scarring may be scary
11 March 2021
When you think about factors that increase your skin cancer risk, you probably think of direct sun exposure, repeated sunburns at the beach, tanning by the pool, or spending endless hours outdoors. Truthfully, the sun’s UV radiation reaches nearly
25 February 2021
Have you struggled with so-called ‘Zoom face’? That feeling when you see yourself on a video call and wonder if this is how you really look? Even adjusting the camera angle and the room’s lighting doesn’t seem to help you un-see your apparent
19 February 2021
Are you at higher risk of catching COVID-19 – or experiencing more severe symptoms – if you currently have skin cancer or are a skin cancer survivor?
19 February 2021
When you think of skin cancer, you might think of an ugly mole or freckle somewhere on your skin – maybe on your cheeks where they’ve seen too much sun, or your shoulders where you tend to tan. But the reality is that skin cancer can develop
11 February 2021
What skincare should you be using for your skin? While we all have different skin types and concerns, there are a few common skincare tips for every age group.
10 February 2021
You've noticed a worrying wart, a changing mole, a freckle that wasn’t there before, or maybe a skin tag you would rather be without. You’re not thrilled about seeing a doctor for your concern – it’s just a spot on the surface of your skin, right?
3 February 2021
Skin needling is one of our most popular treatments, known for its versatility with treating a range of skin concerns from wrinkles and lax skin to scars and poor skin texture. In this short video, Skin Therapist Amanda explains how skin needling
28 January 2021
Skin cancer checks are one of those regular medical check-ups that should be fixed in every Australian’s annual calendar. It is recommended that all adults see their doctor for a full-body skin exam at least once a year, or more often if you are at
27 January 2021
There is nothing quite as satisfying as a freshly scrubbed face, glowing and clean. The widely held opinion by many skin therapists and consumers is that the ultimate way to achieve a fresh, youthful look is by exfoliating or resurfacing, using
21 January 2021
When we think of areas of the body most affected by skin cancer, most of us think of those highly sun-exposed areas like the arms, shoulders and nose. But did you know that a very common site for skin cancer to develop is actually on and around the
19 January 2021
An increasingly popular treatment for overall skin rejuvenation is the Liquid Gold Facelift. It's an amazing non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation that extracts and injects your own blood platelets back into your skin. This
15 January 2021
No one enjoys getting sunburnt, and very few people intentionally bake in the sun (or, at least, you shouldn’t). But sometimes the sun catches you unprepared and sunburn happens. There’s no reversing the damage, but there are a few things you can do
14 January 2021
Do you suffer from a ruddy complexion, redness, rosacea, visible veins, or skin that flushes easily? You might struggle to find ways to improve your symptoms, especially during warm weather or as you get older.
11 January 2021
Do you know what terms like “broad-spectrum” and “SPF” mean on sunscreen labels? A recent study of nearly 500 people in the US found that many people don’t understand several key terms on sunscreen products.
5 January 2021
In addition to our expert skin cancer services, we also perform male vasectomy procedures at our centre in Ridgehaven, SA. Our doctors have over 30 years' experience in performing these procedures and our medical centre is equipped with dedicated
4 January 2021
Did you know that 47 million women around the world start menopause each year? Menopause is triggered by hormonal changes in the ageing body, bringing with it a host of problems such as weight gain, hot flushes, anxiety, insomnia, and mood changes –
16 December 2020
The year 2020 has been an interesting ride for all of us! Some of our personal highlights include expanding our centres to 12 locations across Australia (with more to come), seeing 80,000 patients (and diagnosing over 20,000 skin cancers!),
15 December 2020
It’s no secret that Australians need to wear sunscreen every day, even in winter. Our skin cancer rates are the highest in the world, with over 800,000 diagnoses each year. Part of the Aussie way of life includes protecting our skin from the sun’s
10 December 2020
What can you expect when you come to see one of our Doctors or Skin Therapists for a skin consultation? In this short video, Skin Therapist Amanda takes us through what's involved!
7 December 2020
Almost no one is immune to acne - from teenage acne to hormonal acne in adults, all the way through to general congestion and more severe cystic acne conditions. In this short video, Skin Therapist Amanda talks about some effective treatments for
7 December 2020
Around the ages of 30 to 50, many people notice a persisting red flush across their nose and cheeks. It can look like acne, with redness, red bumps, and slight swelling. This is most likely a skin condition called rosacea, and there are many reasons
30 November 2020
What is nodular melanoma, what does it look like, who is at risk, and what is the prognosis if you have it? Here is everything you need to know about nodular melanoma.
26 November 2020
It can be difficult knowing what skincare products or treatments work for you, let alone understanding the causes of various skin concerns. For example, what is melasma? How is pigmentation caused? What triggers acne? And more!
20 November 2020
Looking after your skin health is always essential, but for one week every year, we have a special reminder about the importance of taking action against skin cancer, knowing your risk, and protecting yourself from future disease.
12 November 2020
Medical screenings and routine health check-ups undoubtedly save lives. Early detection of certain diseases and cancers can significantly improve your chances of survival and are often the catalyst for medical interventions which vastly enhance
29 October 2020
Have you heard of “micro-injectables” – the latest trend in aesthetics?
21 October 2020
Meet Chris. A loving father of two, significant other, and just your “average” Australian bloke. So much so, he’s also been diagnosed with melanoma, just like 9,480 other Australian men who are estimated to be diagnosed this year alone.
20 October 2020
Summer is on the horizon, bringing with it some hotter days, longer daylight hours, and better conditions for enjoying the outdoors. As we pack away our jackets and reach instead for the short sleeves, now is the time many of us start thinking about
14 October 2020
The warmer season is upon us which means longer days outside, more sunshine and more, uh, pigmentation? No thanks! Pigmentation is another skin concern which tends to thrive in the warmer weather as sun exposure is quite a large contributor. Before
2 October 2020
Do you know what to look for when choosing a sunscreen product? Are you across the different terminologies used on the label, such as “broad-spectrum” and “SPF”? A new study indicates that many people don’t understand sunscreen jargon and have
1 October 2020
If you struggle with acne, you might know that severe or ongoing breakouts are often notoriously difficult to treat. Why? Because acne can be triggered by several different factors, so identifying the cause of your acne is a big part of finding the
24 September 2020
As the world continues to fight against the spread of COVID-19, we are having to make more societal changes than ever, such as wearing face masks. Along with immediate implications following these changes, we are also seeing their flow-on effects…
17 September 2020
With the busyness of life it is easy enough to forget to look after your skin and protect it from the sun on a daily basis. Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun are high enough to damage your skin all
14 September 2020
What is skin cancer? In this short video, Dermoscopist Elena West answers your common questions about skin cancer including what it is, what causes it, and where you're most likely to find it.
27 August 2020