What causes acne?
Acne is most common during puberty but can also develop in adulthood. In teens, acne is the result of hormonal changes with puberty. The regions commonly affected include the face, shoulder, neck, chest, and the upper back. Acne is formed when the oil glands under the skin secrete excess oil, which, along with the dead skin cells clog the pores of your skin. Bacteria are trapped inside leading to redness and swelling.
Is it normal to lose hair?
Yes, it is normal to lose some hair as a part of normal hair growth, but when the hair loss is severe, it is considered a disorder.
Why do we get wrinkles?
A wrinkle is a fold or crease in the skin. As we age, the supportive components of our skin which maintains the skin texture, such as elastic fibres, collagen fibres, and hyaluronic acid become damaged. As a result, our skin becomes thinner, drier, and less elastic and starts to sag. Wrinkles begin to develop in the areas such as the forehead, and around the eyes and lips.
How to avoid pigmentation problems?
You can prevent the occurrence of pigmentation by applying an SPF 50+ sunscreen daily, even if it is cloudy, or overcast. There are two types of sunscreens, physical and chemical sunscreens. Physical sunscreens are not absorbed by the skin and provide longer lasting protection. Chemical sunscreens are absorbed by the skin and require application every 2 hours.
What does a mole look like?
A normal mole can be round, oval, flat or raised usually evenly coloured tan, black or brown, and generally less than a centimetre in diameter.
How do I make an appointment?
Simply call us at 08 8347 114408 8347 1144 during our working hours or you can request an appointment online using this form.
What should I bring with me when I come for a scheduled office appointment?
- Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor
- Medicare card, DVA card, pension card
- List of medication, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc., and any other relevant information
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. Ordinarily we will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
Most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is partly to try to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition, and also because Medicare pays a rebate for
specialists if patients have been referred by a doctor.