DID YOU KNOW…………………..

Did you know that 1 in 6 people avoid school or going out in public because of their skin condition?

We often hear young people miss school because their acne is flaring.

Did you know that 1 in 5 people avoid being in a photo with family or friends because of their skin condition?

Did you know that 1 in 3 people avoid doing enjoyable past-times because of their skin? One teenager told us she did ride her bike with her family because of the eczema on her arms and legs.  Many of our patients have told us they avoid exercising excessively because their faces goes red.

Skin condition such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema can inhibit you enjoying your daily activities and alter the way you dress. We often hear ‘I have to wear long sleeves and long pants to cover up hide my skin condition’. There is nothing worst than having to wear thick heavy clothing in hot weather.

With the warmer weather approaching a lot of people tell us they avoid going to the beach as they are embarrassed about their skin condition. They may have bad acne or acne scars on their back, or psoriasis on their arms or legs or eczema all over their body with scars.

Does this sound familiar? Life should be carefree and you should not be inhibited by your skin condition!

Don’t think it is just young people who are worried about their skin! We find a lot of older people are often worried about the appearance of their skin as well! One of our patients told us that she had psoriasis for more than 20 years until she came to see us. Now she is completely clear of her condition and very happy as this is the first time her husband of 20 years has seen her without her psoriasis! One lovely lady of 94 told us she hates going out as people keep asking her about the spots on her face. These spots were skin cancers and she is now undergoing appropriate treatment.

If you need help with your skin, hair or nail problems we recommend seeing a dermatologist, the experts in diseases of the skin, hair or nails. Here at SkinDoc we are an all-inclusive comprehensive specialist dermatology practice who can help you with your condition.

Call SkinDoc on 02 9602 5785. Our friendly front-desk staff will be able to help you.