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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 Aesthetic Doctors 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
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
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
14 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.
12 October 2021
You could save a life by learning to identify suspicious spots that might be skin cancer.
5 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
5 October 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.
5 October 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 –
6 October 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.
6 October 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,
6 October 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.
6 October 2021
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
5 October 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.
6 October 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 October 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.
6 October 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
5 October 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
6 October 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
5 October 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.
6 October 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
6 October 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.
6 October 2021
Often, patients ask us what is the difference between coming to see our Skin Cancer Doctors for a skin cancer check rather than a GP or dermatologist. In this short video, Dr Hamilton Ayres explains how a skin check with each of these medical
6 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 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.
6 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 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 October 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
6 October 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.
6 October 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
5 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 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.
5 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 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
5 October 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?
6 October 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
6 October 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.
6 October 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?
6 October 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
5 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 2021
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
5 October 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
6 October 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
6 October 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.
5 October 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.
6 October 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
6 October 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 –
5 October 2021
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!),
6 October 2021
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
5 October 2021
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!
6 October 2021
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
5 October 2021
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, bumps, and slight swelling. This is most likely a skin condition called rosacea, and there are many reasons why
6 October 2021
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.
5 October 2021
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!
6 October 2021
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.
5 October 2021
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
5 October 2021
Have you heard of “micro-injectables” – the latest trend in aesthetics?
5 October 2021
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.
5 October 2021
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
5 October 2021
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
6 October 2021
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
5 October 2021
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
6 October 2021
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…
5 October 2021
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
5 October 2021
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.
5 October 2021
Skin cancers come in many shapes, sizes and colours, so they can often be difficult to distinguish from normal freckles, moles and blemishes. Sometimes, sk\n cancers can even mimic other common skin problems like rashes and pimples.
5 October 2021
Skin cancer comes in all different shapes, sizes, colours and textures. Usually, skin cancers are noticeable when they appear as a new spot on your body or when an existing mole changes in some way. Sometimes, skin cancers can resemble other lesions
5 October 2021
We are often told that a new or changing mole raises alarm bells for skin cancer. In actuality, it’s very common for people to acquire and lose moles over the course of their lifetime. Most moles are not present at birth but develop from around the
5 October 2021
Living in the country with the highest skin cancer rate in the world, skin cancer is top of mind for many Australians. After all, two thirds of us will develop the disease by the age of 70 and one Australian dies from it every five hours.
5 October 2021
It is a common misconception that people with dark skin can’t get skin cancer. While skin cancer is less prevalent in dark-skinned racial groups, people of colour can still develop the disease. In fact, the survival rate for skin cancer is much
5 October 2021
Did you know that a lot of skin cancers are completely invisible to the naked eye? Skin cancers can develop anywhere on the body - even inside your mouth or on the soles of your feet - and often don't show symptoms until an advanced stage.
5 October 2021
Did you know that skin cancer can affect anyone and occur anywhere on the body, and it often shows no symptoms until an advanced stage? Encouraging your loved ones to get a regular skin check could save their life, as detecting problems early offers
5 October 2021
Retinol is one of our favourite skincare ingredients. It helps to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating new cell growth which brightens, exfoliates, and protects the skin. Retinol is an amazing addition to your skincare routine no matter your skin
5 October 2021
How do chemical-based sunscreens compare to physical sun “blocks”? What’s the difference? Are they safe for my skin and the environment? These are some of the common questions people ask when it comes to sunscreen. Let’s answer some of them here, so
5 October 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
5 October 2021
If you experience skin problems such as ageing, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne, rosacea, or scarring, it's important that you find the right Aesthetic Doctor to address your specific skin concerns and tailor a treatment plan that works for you.
6 October 2021
Did you neglect your skin health during the coronavirus pandemic? It's really important to catch up on all your general health check-ups, especially when it comes to conditions that won’t wait, such as Australia’s most common cancer: skin cancer.3
5 October 2021
Did you know that the sequence you apply your skincare really matters? Applying your skincare products in the proper order ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of each product every day, so you can see the best results from your routine.
6 October 2021
You could help save someone's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer. Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with one person dying every five hours from melanoma. Yet, many people don't know what to look
5 October 2021
Sticking to a regular skincare routine is essential to maintaining healthy and beautiful skin, as well as enhancing and prolonging the effects of any aesthetic treatments you've had.
5 October 2021
Have you heard skincare products talk about oxidative ageing or atmospheric ageing? This refers to the effects of pollution on the skin. Pollution is absorbed into our pores (even with makeup on) every time we walk out onto the street. This
5 October 2021
A common place for skin cancers to develop is on the lip, likely because the face receives a lot of sun exposure over our lifetime and the lips are often missed when we apply sunscreen. If you have been diagnosed with a skin cancer on the lip, you
5 October 2021
You could save your own or a loved one's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer!
5 October 2021
Did you know that skin cancer can run in the family? Around 2,000 lives are lost every year to melanoma. This deadly form of skin cancer is predominantly caused by sun exposure, but it can also be hereditary.
6 October 2021
Do you experience a persistent red "flush" to your skin, particularly on your face or neck? You could be suffering from rosacea - a condition where your blood vessels swell and become visible on the surface of your skin.
5 October 2021
You could help save a client's life by learning to identify suspicious spots that could be skin cancer. Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed with the potentially lethal disease by the age of 70. Yet,
6 October 2021
Acne can have a devastating impact on teenagers' self-esteem, but often it's hard to know what you should do about it. If left too late, acne can cause scarring that is even harder to treat, so it's important to get on top of the problem early.
6 October 2021
As a medical practice, we are doing everything we can to protect our valued patients from coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing to deliver essential skin checks and treatments. Our Clinical Director, Professor David Wilkinson, is an experienced
6 October 2021
Also known as a non-surgical facelift, HIFU Eclip Therapy helps to reduce skin sagging and tighten the skin with ultrasound energy! It's a non-invasive method to restore the skin's vitality, which means less downtime and quicker results for you!
6 October 2021
In these uncertain times, we want to let you know that we are still here for you. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, please don’t forget the importance of maintaining your skin health. Our skin cancer centres across Australia are still
6 October 2021
Over 800,000 skin cancers are diagnosed in Australia each year. In fact, non-melanoma skin cancers are more commonly diagnosed than all other cancers combined. So, what are the signs and symptoms, and how do you know if you’re at risk of developing
6 October 2021
Are you noticing patches of darkening skin on your face and neck? It might be hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the appearance of uneven discolouration or dark blotches on the skin. So, what causes it and what do you need to do about it?
6 October 2021
Do smartphone apps that assess moles for skin cancer actually work? Some new research suggests these popular apps might not be a reliable method of detecting all forms of skin cancer.
6 October 2021
Did you know our skin contains around 64 per cent water? Like any other organ, the skin requires proper nourishment to stay healthy, but we often neglect to look after it with adequate hydration. So why is hydration so important for our skin health?
5 October 2021
National Skin Cancer Action Week runs from the 17 - 23 November 2019 and is an excellent reminder about the importance of protecting our skin from the sun and practising sun safety every day – particularly with the warmer months upon us!
6 October 2021
Many people have birthmarks, but what exactly lies within these marks that we have carried with us since birth? We know that they can appear anywhere on the body and come in many different shapes, sizes and colours. But did you know they can also
6 October 2021
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, your doctor may decide that surgery is the best course of treatment for your tumour. In conjunction with your doctor’s expert advice, here is what you need to know to prepare for your skin cancer surgery
6 October 2021
Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, with around 800,000 diagnoses every year. To make sure one of those skin cancers isn't growing on your skin, regular professional skin cancer checks are essential.
6 October 2021
The top layers of your skin suffer a lot of damage over time, especially from the harmful effects of the sun, pollutants, harsh cosmetics and other negative influences. Treating this damage can achieve drastic improvements for your overall
6 October 2021
Occupational sun exposure is responsible for about 34,000 cases of skin cancer every year in Australia. Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer and its harmful effects build up over time, causing irreversible damage to
6 October 2021
An increasing number of people aged 55 and over are undergoing aesthetic procedures to help them put their best face forward. But you don’t need plastic surgery or invasive reconstructive procedures to look and feel your best; many aesthetic
6 October 2021
We know we need to 'slip, slop and slap' when we spend time in the sun, but a study has found that some other valuable sun safety advice is being left out of the message. An analysis of 69 Australian and international policy documents found only one
6 October 2021
What are you actually doing to your skin when you skip that sunscreen step? We’re told to make sunscreen application a daily habit, or at least use it on days where the UV Index rises above 3. But why is sunscreen such an important ingredient in
6 October 2021
What are you actually doing to your skin when you skip that sunscreen step? We’re told to make sunscreen application a daily habit, or at least use it on days where the UV Index rises above 3. But why is sunscreen such an important ingredient in
6 October 2021
There’s nothing like a facial for an instant pick-me-up for both your skin and your mood. A growing trend is the medi-aesthetic facial: ideal for cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating skin using medical-grade products and tools. So, what exactly is a
6 October 2021
As we come into the warmer months, it's even more important to remember our daily dose of sunscreen. While there is no link between warmer temperatures and UV rays (the radiation responsible for sunburn and skin cancer), spring is certainly the time
6 October 2021
There is a common misconception that tattoos can protect against skin cancer by creating a physical barrier between skin cells and the sun's harmful UV rays, similar to how clothing can protect the skin from sunburn.
6 October 2021
1. Do skin cancers appear suddenly? Skin cancer can grow quickly over a matter of weeks, but can also be slow-growing over many months or even years. Even the smallest of skin cancers can be potentially deadly and may have already spread to other
6 October 2021
While plenty of celebrities try to claim that the secret to looking younger is drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, and eating well, it is easy to guess that many of them have had some help from aesthetic treatments along the way. You may
6 October 2021
One of the most important things to a parent is keeping their child healthy, so a question commonly asked by concerned mums and dads is whether children should have regular skin checks.
6 October 2021
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.
5 October 2021
When it comes to protecting our skin from sun damage and sunburn, we know we should use sunscreen as often as possible. But many of us get confused by the jargon used on sunscreen labels.
6 October 2021
Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with one person dying every six hours from melanoma. As skin cancer is easier to treat when found early, it is really important to get to know your own skin and check it regularly.
6 October 2021
Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world, accounting for over a quarter of cases globally. In fact, two in three Aussies will be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease by the time we reach 70. So what exactly is skin cancer? Are some
6 October 2021
There are some medical risks associated with cosmetic procedures which is why procedures such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections should always be conducted by a qualified doctor. However, few guidelines exist to protect Australians from
6 October 2021
We are frequently reminded of the importance of sun safety and protecting ourselves from ultraviolet (UV) radiation to avoid skin cell damage, which leads to premature signs of ageing and skin cancer. This hyper-vigilance is for good reason, with
6 October 2021
With winter in full swing, your skin may be lacking its usual tan. But did you know that solariums and sun beds are not a safe way to get that summer glow?
6 October 2021
Throughout our lifetimes, our skin plays host to all kinds of lumps and bumps – many of which are harmless, but there are some worth monitoring and even getting checked by a doctor. Here are some common causes of skin bumps as well as signs that
6 October 2021
Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun are high enough to damage your skin all year round, especially in northern parts of the country closest to the equator?
6 October 2021
Our risk of developing skin cancer has been elevated by changes to the ozone layer over the last 40 years, according to an international study. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with around 800,000 skin cancers
6 October 2021
Dermal fillers come in a variety of materials and are used to subtly improve the appearance of the ageing face by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as replacing some of the volume loss that occurs as we lose fat from various parts of our
5 October 2021
Dry skin is a common problem for a lot of people during the winter months, as our skin is exposed to colder temperatures and drier air. These conditions compromise our skin's ability to retain moisture and can leave it feeling dry, itchy and scaly.
6 October 2021
When you consider undergoing an aesthetic treatment, there can be some confusion about the different types of medical professionals, their areas of speciality, and exactly what services they provide. One of the most common misunderstandings is the
6 October 2021
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
5 October 2021
Many clinics and beauty salons offer aesthetic treatments at various prices and promising the best results. When researching the treatments provided at both salons and skin specialist clinics, they tend to look very similar. So, why should you see
5 October 2021
As temperatures drop, don't think you can put away the sunscreen and hang up your sun hat. It's important to wear sun protection year-round to lower your chances of getting skin cancer - even in winter.
6 October 2021
Your skin is one of the first things other people notice about you, and it is probably one of the first things you notice about yourself when you look in the mirror every morning. Your skin health has a powerful impact on your emotional and mental
6 October 2021
You may be vigilant with your sunscreen use while spending time outdoors, but when it comes to full-body sun protection, there are some places people commonly forget about. Regular exposure to the sun without adequate protection causes permanent
6 October 2021
Visible signs of ageing can be tough to handle. The media surrounds us with forever-young celebrities and glamorous models, reflecting a society that values beauty. We know that beauty is only skin deep, but it can still be challenging when we start
6 October 2021
Winter is the perfect time to rug up, find a cosy spot by the heater, and enjoy a tasty hot chocolate. But did you know that it's also a great time for a skin check?
6 October 2021
Many clinics and beauty salons offer aesthetic treatments at various prices and promising the best results. When researching the treatments provided at both salons and skin specialist clinics, they tend to look very similar. So, why should you see
6 October 2021
There is an alarming misconception among some Australians that skin cancer "isn't that bad" or that it is not a "real" cancer because it originates in the skin rather than the internal organs. This is a dangerous fallacy, especially since Australia
6 October 2021
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
6 October 2021
Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with around 800,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Yet there are many misconceptions about skin cancer that many people continue to believe, putting them at greater risk of developing the
6 October 2021
Acne affects more than just your skin – it can impact your entire life and become a detriment to your confidence, self-esteem, happiness and general outlook on life. While a breakout may be a trivial inconvenience for some, studies have shown that
6 October 2021
Sunscreen should be a staple of your everyday skin care routine, but there are many misconceptions about its use that could be putting you at risk of sunburn, skin damage and skin cancer. Here are four common myths we've debunked to help you make
6 October 2021
You may be surprised to learn that anti-wrinkle injectables aka neurotoxins such as Botulinum toxin, Xeomin or Dysport have many more uses besides simply relaxing wrinkles. While the injectables have great anti-ageing benefits on the face –
6 October 2021
Our skin acts as somewhat of a window into our body, often reflecting many internal conditions that would otherwise be invisible to us. A surprising number of medical conditions can manifest with complications, reactions, or symptoms on the skin.
6 October 2021
Whether it's during the school holidays or just for a weekend getaway, camping is a favourite for many Australians. It's a great opportunity to get off the grid, explore the outdoors, and enjoy life among nature. But camping also entails spending
6 October 2021
You may not have thought about your pets developing skin cancer, since animals are usually covered with hair, scales or feathers and protected from the sun. But skin tumours are not unique to humans; animals can get skin cancer too. In fact, skin
6 October 2021
Looking after your skin can feel like a daunting task. There is so much choice when it comes to skin care products, and it can be difficult to know where to start or if what you're doing is working. Here is a beginner's guide to caring for your skin.
6 October 2021
We know the sun protection habits we should adopt to keep our bodies safe from the sun: put on sunscreen before we go outdoors, seek shade whenever possible, and wear clothing that covers exposed skin and sunglasses that protect our eyes. But while
6 October 2021
Have you been putting off getting a full-body skin cancer check because you would like to be examined by a doctor of a particular gender? Many people enquire about skin examinations at our skin cancer centres and specifically request an appointment
6 October 2021
We are frequently told that sunscreen is non-negotiable - that we should be applying it every morning as part of our daily skin care routine. After all, regular sunscreen use is a key factor in keeping our skin healthy, as it fights off damaging UV
6 October 2021
Two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, while many more battle skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and melasma. Although irritating, these conditions are usually manageable through ongoing treatment.
6 October 2021
Did you know that outdoor workers have a significantly increased risk of developing sun-related illnesses including heatstroke and skin cancer? If you work outdoors, it's important to take steps every day to protect yourself from the sun and be
6 October 2021
Phototherapy is a multifunctional rejuvenation treatment used for a variety of skin concerns, offering you fresher and younger looking skin in a few short sessions. The latest innovation in phototherapy is the LED Phototherapy Healite II, which can
6 October 2021
As two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, it is very important to be vigilant about your skin health and take action today to ensure your skin is protected from skin cancers in the future. Here is what you can
6 October 2021
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, there are various surgical and non-surgical treatments available. Your doctor will consider the most appropriate therapy for your circumstances, and may recommend cryotherapy - a common treatment option
6 October 2021
Did you know that 85 per cent of Australians aged 15-24 are affected by acne? The skin condition can have a severe impact on self-esteem and wellbeing, and many people struggle to find an effective treatment. This leads to sufferers reaching for
6 October 2021
Did you know that it is not the sun's heat or light that burns your skin, but rather the UV radiation? We are often encouraged to check the UV Index before going outside to avoid getting sunburnt, which can lead to cell damage, premature ageing and
6 October 2021
Skin cancer often shows no symptoms until an advanced stage, but has the potential to cause scarring, severe disfigurement, or even death. The disease can affect anyone and occur anywhere on the body (even under your fingernails!), but some people
6 October 2021
What is skin imaging and why is it an important part of your regular skin check? We are often told to monitor our skin at home and be vigilant for new or changing moles that might indicate skin cancer. While this leads to the majority of skin
6 October 2021
Did you know that more then 90 per cent of the world's population is affected by acne at some point in their life? One of the most common disorders treated by dermatologists and other medical providers, acne can lead to prominent physical and
6 October 2021
Did you know that your eyes are susceptible to skin cancer? Wearing sunglasses isn't just a fashion trend or an everyday comfort; looking directly into the sun or subjecting your eyes to glare from concrete, grass, water or sand can generate
6 October 2021
Do you believe the common misconception that skin cancer only affects older people? You may be surprised to learn that melanoma is the most common cancer in young Australians aged 15 to 39 years. The disease can affect anyone at any time, regardless
6 October 2021
We are often encouraged to monitor our own skin for new or changing moles which might indicate skin cancer, and many of us are proactive when it comes to sun safety and regular skin checks. But how often do you spot check your friends and family?
6 October 2021
When was the last time you, your father, brother, son or husband got a skin check? Australian men are urged to stop ignoring the risk of skin cancer, with research showing that most men underestimate how vulnerable they are to developing the disease.
5 October 2021
Do you have fair skin, a tendency to burn, green or blue eyes, blonde hair, or a family history of melanoma? You may be in the high risk group for skin cancer. You may also be one of the one in three Australians who have never had a skin check.
6 October 2021
It's time to set our 2019 new year's resolutions but, with the Christmas season upon us, some of our health and fitness goals may begin to fall on our list of priorities. The summer season is often a time of overindulgence and little exercise. Did
6 October 2021
While shade, protective clothing and a good dose of sunscreen are always paramount when it comes to preventing sunburn, there are certain foods we can eat to help increase our skin's natural sun protection factor (SPF).This is especially important
6 October 2021
With more than 750,000 skin cancers being diagnosed in Australia every year, it is very important that we all undergo professional skin checks at least every 12 months. Skin cancers can develop rapidly and often show no symptoms until an advanced
6 October 2021
Have you been diagnosed with skin cancer and need to undergo surgery? Skin cancer surgery is performed under local anaesthetic and requires minimal preparation, but there are some important steps you can take to get ready for your procedure and
6 October 2021
This week is National Skin Cancer Action Week - a joint effort by Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists, and wholeheartedly supported by the National Skin Cancer Centres.
6 October 2021
What is melanoma? Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that usually occurs on parts of the body that have been over-exposed to the sun's harmful UV radiation, but can also (rarely) form in areas that have never been exposed to the sun. It is possible
6 October 2021
Skin cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australians, with two in three of us developing the disease by the age of 70. But did you know that most skin cancers are actually preventable? Here is how you can look after your skin health and work
6 October 2021
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, accounting for 80 per cent of all cancers in Australia and attributing to around 2,000 deaths nation-wide each year? Melanoma can affect people of any age; in fact, it is the most
6 October 2021
While most adults understand the importance of using sunscreen and reapplying it regularly, it can be a struggle to put cream on children and keep it there. Proper sunscreen use is especially important for kids, as the majority of sun damage occurs
6 October 2021
Do you use enough sunscreen? Australians apply about half as much sunscreen as they should, according to a study which found that most people fail to put on enough cream to protect their skin against sun damage and skin cancer.
6 October 2021
If your skin cancer doctor finds a suspicious spot during your regular skin check, they may need to take a biopsy. That sounds a lot scarier than it actually is, so we have answered some common questions about skin cancer biopsies to put your mind
6 October 2021
The school holidays have arrived and it’s a great time for families to take a well-earned break and spend time together. The weather is warmer and the outdoors beckon but you might find it challenging to fill the long days with enjoyable activities
6 October 2021
Regularly monitoring your skin means you're more likely to find skin cancers at the earliest stage when they can be successfully treated. Early detection of melanoma gives you a 99 per cent likelihood of being cured, while allowing a melanoma to
6 October 2021
With over 750,000 skin cancers treated every year in Australia, it's highly likely that most of us will be impacted by the disease at some stage in our lives. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, coming in second
6 October 2021
The weather is warming up as we come into spring, and now is a great time to get out of the house and start doing all the things that you put off during the colder months. You can remove those winter layers, step out into the sun, and enjoy longer
6 October 2021
Did you know that around 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 95 per cent of melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation? While the most common source of UV radiation is the sun, there are many other (surprising) ways you
6 October 2021
More than 750,000 skin cancers are diagnosed in Australia every year, costing our health system over $500 million annually - the highest cost of all cancers. Most skin cancers can be successfully treated if they're caught early but, if left
5 October 2021
Winter is the perfect time to rug up, find a cosy spot by the heater, and enjoy a tasty hot chocolate. But did you know that it's also a great time for a skin check? In the cooler months, our skin is usually covered by layers of clothes to keep us
5 October 2021
Getting to know your skin gives you the best chance of finding and treating skin cancer early. Regular professional skin checks are a fact of life for all Australians, but most of us only see our doctor for a full-body skin examination once a year,
5 October 2021
Are you at risk of skin cancer? Anyone can develop skin cancer, which means all Australians need to be vigilant about using sun protection and get regular skin checks. Here are seven traits that put you at a higher risk of developing the disease.
5 October 2021
Cancer Council Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia have launched updated clinical guidelines for the treatment of melanoma. Sweeping changes to national medical guidelines for diagnosing and treating melanoma will hopefully prevent many lives
5 October 2021
The Cancer Council has warned that tattoos can mask skin cancer and prevent an early diagnosis, and that some tattoo inks may actually contain cancer-causing substances. There is a common misconception that tattoos can protect the skin from
5 October 2021
Unusual moles, lumps, blemishes or sores, or changes in the way your skin looks or feels, may be a sign of melanoma or another type of skin cancer. Melanoma claims 2,000 Australian lives every year, and a skin cancer is diagnosed every minute in our
5 October 2021
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with over 750,000 skin tumours treated every year. In fact, two in three of us will develop the disease by the age of 70. So what causes skin cancers to develop in the first place,
5 October 2021
"Every time you think you know all the rules, melanoma breaks the rules!" Sometimes, melanoma makes no sense. There is a common belief that melanoma and other skin cancers only develop in sun-exposed areas of the body. This is a myth, as Skin Cancer
5 October 2021
Australia has the highest national rate of skin cancer in the world, with two in three Australians diagnosed with the disease by the age of 70. Despite these statistics, less than 20 per cent of Australian men and women wear sunscreen in winter. But
5 October 2021
There is a dangerous misconception that having tanned, dark or "olive" skin protects you from developing skin cancer. As Skin Cancer Doctor Hamilton Ayres explains in the video below, this is a myth.
5 October 2021
Did you know that we only find around half of our skin cancers by ourselves? Regular skin checks by a qualified medical professional are vital for the early detection of potentially deadly skin cancers like melanoma. Most people should get a skin
5 October 2021
Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, so it's important to know what to look for when checking your own skin.
5 October 2021
Australia has one of the highest melanoma rates in the world. It's crucial for all Australians to get a regular skin check from a qualified medical professional at least once a year, or more often if they are at a high risk of skin cancer. To find
5 October 2021
How often should you check your skin for suspicious lesions, and what are the warning signs of a melanoma?
5 October 2021
Looking after your skin can dramatically improve its appearance, protect it from skin cancer, and reduce the signs of ageing. We have compiled 10 tips for healthy, glowing skin.
5 October 2021
Skin cancer doesn't just effect Caucasians - anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or skin colour.
5 October 2021