Do you have a skin concern?

The skin is very important for health and wellbeing. It is our first line of defence against the outside world.  Everyone should have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their skin.  We can provide education and management strategies if you are experiencing skin problems.

Dermal Clinicians work with a broad range of people with skin health related matters. Dermal Clinicians first and foremost work with our clients to assist with skin health and feeling confident living in their skin.  We work with people across the lifespan from childhood to advancing years and have expertise in managing the skin in health, damage or disease in all demographics of the Australian population.

What to ask before committing to skin therapies

 

Choosing a professional to work with you is an important decision.  There are many professionals working in the skin therapy sector with varied qualifications and related scope of practice.  To help you to find out if a professional is a good fit for your needs you can ask some key questions to make sure your skin is in good hands before committing to any skin therapy.

What does a Dermal Clinician do?

 

When you you are under the care of a Dermal Clinician a wholistic approach is undertaken.    This involves a thorough consultation investigating the impact of medical conditions, medications and lifestyle factors known to impact on skin health as well as a detailed skin health assessment.

Management strategies will include patient education but may also use topical therapies, or clinical treatments as singular strategies or in combination.  Dermal Clinicians work inter professionally and if a skin problem requires input from other health and allied health professionals for optimal outcomes your Dermal Clinician will also discuss relevant referrals.

Dermal Clinicians work with people from all demographics and can be consulted about skin changes that are due to underlying medical conditions as well  as side effects of medical treatment. 

What can a Dermal Clinician assist with?

Some of the groups below are examples that we commonly work with that may experience problems with their skin health and/or concerns with skin appearance. 

  • Common dermatological conditions (acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, pigmentation changes, sun damage)

  • Ageing

  • Pre and post operative clients

  • Diabetics

  • Cancer and survivorship

  • Transgender and gender diverse communities

  • Lipoedema

  • Lymphoedema

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  • Peripheral vascular disorders such as arterial and venous insufficiency

  • Mobility impaired

  • Chronic inflammatory disorders

Some of the skin changes you may seek the advice of a Dermal Clinician about include: 

  • Acne and blemishes

  • Flushing, persistent redness

  • Visible blood vessels on the face or body

  • Non healing skin wounds and lesions 

  • Scars and stretch marks

  • dry, itching and thickened skin

  • Sun damage and changes in the skin with ageing

  • Uneven pigment, brown spots

  • Excessive or unwanted hair growth

  • Swelling, aching or tiredness of feet or legs

  • localised fat deposits

  • Micro-pigmentation (cosmetic or reconstructive tattooing)

  • Tattoo removal