Acne Information – What we need to know.

How prevalent is acne? Acne is common and burdensome. Global prevalence is 9.4%. It is the second highest global cause of disability from skin diseases. $1.2 billion US dollars is spent in the USA alone. Acne occurs in at least…

Summer is approaching, and we need to take extra care of our skin.

Some common problems and tips are: Acne Breakouts - Pores can become clogged when sweat mixes with bacteria and skin oils.  Blot sweat from you skin with a clean towel/cloth and wash clothes, headbands, towels etc. before using again.  Use…
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Superfoods for glowing skin, according to dermatologist

When it comes to your skin, there's one thing we know for sure: What you eat can have a direct impact on how you look. If you're not specifically chowing down on superfoods for glowing skin and instead are constantly…

Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Persons Who Undergo Aesthetic Medical Treatments

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But for those with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), what they see in the mirror is not pleasing. BDD is a condition where the sufferer is preoccupied with an imagined defect,…

Allergies vs Coronavirus: How to tell the difference?

Can I Have Both Allergies and Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Yes.  People with spring allergies are not immune to coronavirus.  If you typically have allergy symptoms, pay close attention to their type and severity – do you feel differently than in prior…

Why baldness is linked to coronavirus infection.

Most men hospitalised with COVID-19 are bald according to two small studies. The reason for this is male pattern baldness is associated with high levels of male sex hormones called androgens such as testosterone. Androgens increase the entry of SARS-CoV-2…

Cancer Rates and Covid-19

Hi All As medical practitioners in Australia we have noticed an alarming number of people are ignoring symptoms and signs of potential fatal cancers during COVID-19 pandemic. The number of people who are seeing the general practitioner has dropped substantially…

Are there any skin signs of COVID-19 infection?

Although this is a SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) infection and therefore predominantly attacks the lungs this virus can also cause skin manifestations. It has been reported to occur in up to 20% of COVID-19 patients. Skin signs…

Should Biologics for Psoriasis be interrupted during COVID-19 pandemic?

We have many emails and phone calls from patients and general practitioners asking whether biologic therapies should be ceased during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Several professional and patient organizations include the Australasian College of Dermatologists, American Academy of Dermatology and…

Important information from SkinDoc and an Update on COVID-19 and our Practice.

Your safety remains a high priority to us and we are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak closely. We will continue to uphold our high clinical standards and sanitisation standards/protocols during this pandemic. We are doing everything we can on our…