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Is my clothing protecting me from the sun?

CATEGORY: Prevention, sunburn, sun safety

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 y...

What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin?

CATEGORY: dry skin, dehydrated skin

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 mo...

What should I do if I have a new mole?

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer check

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...

You might be at risk of skin cancer (but might not know it)

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

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 ...

How to avoid complications from injectables

CATEGORY: Risks, fillers, injectables, anti-wrinkle injections

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 b...

Family matters: Your inherited melanoma risk

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks, melanoma

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...

How to treat sagging under the chin

CATEGORY: aesthetic treatments, sagging skin

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 o...

Melanoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, melanoma, melanoma treatment

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 spre...

How to maintain a healthy skin microbiome

CATEGORY: skincare

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 c...

Do young people need a skin cancer check?

CATEGORY: skin cancer diagnosis, Risks, skin check

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 melano...