What is Medical Dermatology?
Our skin is the largest organ and a very complex part of our body.
It is continuously exposed to the environment, especially harmful UV rays but also heat, cold and chemicals. Our skin is also our largest immune organ.
There are vast numbers of disorders that can affect our skin.
To correctly diagnose and treat skin conditions it takes many years of dedicated training and experience.
Dr Christina Sander, your dermatologist at Central Dermatology Clinic, has had more than 12 years of combined Medical and Dermatology Training and has been providing Specialist Dermatology services for the past 13 years.
Please request an appointment if you have any skin concerns.
What is Cosmetic Treatment?
Healthy and youthful looking skin is very important for our general wellbeing but also how other people see us. In Queensland, the harsh and unforgiving sun, together with the natural ageing process and skin disorders can make our skin look old and tired. Poor tone, wrinkles and fine lines, blotchy pigmentation and redness all affect the look of our skin.
At Central Dermatology Clinic, we aim to achieve the best results for your skin. Our dermatologists have undergone many years of advanced medical and surgical training, and have a thorough understanding of the way skin develops and ages. We can help both women and men look fresher, younger and more rejuvenated. New technologies mean that people of all ages have so many choices accessible to them to help combat the signs of ageing and sun damage.
Central Dermatology Clinic has invested in these new technologies and associated training to enable us to offer our patients safe and effective treatments.
If you would like to know more about treatments available to restore a healthy, natural youthfulness to your skin, speak with one of our highly trained cosmetic assistants or make an appointment with our dermatologist.
What is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia, about 4 out of 5 new cancers diagnosed are skin cancers. Most of us know someone who has had one or multiple skin cancers. In Australia, The vast majority of these skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun, while some are the result of genetic factors. Queensland still has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, including deadly melanoma .
In most cases, skin cancer occurs as a result of ultraviolet radiation causing abnormal growth of skin cells. Each time we are exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, the damage to our skin cells accumulates, in many cases, leading to a skin cancer.
Skin cancer can occur in anyone, even at a young age. Many people do not even realise that they have skin cancer. People at particularly high risk of skin cancer include people with:
- fair skin, light coloured hair and blue eyes
- a history of melanoma or other skin cancers in themselves or their family
- a history of sunburns
- skin that burns easily and doesn’t tan well
- a history of using sunbeds or solariums
- regular outdoor work or play
- a large number of moles
The most common skin cancers seen in Australia are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). These are commonly referred to as non-melanoma skin cancer. The next most common type of skin cancer, melanoma, is the most dangerous. Many skin cancers are curable if diagnosed and treated early.
At Central Dermatology Clinic our dermatologists are experts in identifying and treating skin cancers of all types in their earliest stages. Treating skin cancers early provides a better outcome for patients, reduces your costs for treatment and minimises scarring. Your appointment with your dermatologist is an opportunity to learn more about what you can do to minimise your risk of skin cancer
You can find further useful information on the SunSmart website.
If you notice any changes with any spots on your skin we recommend you get your skin checked as soon as possible by an expert.
Request an appointment at Central Dermatology Clinic.