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What is a skin doctor and how can they treat my skin?

What is a skin doctor and how can they treat my skin?

What is a skin doctor and how can they treat my skin?

Taking care of your skin isn’t just about looking good.

Your skin is your body’s first line of defence against elements such as the sun, toxins and extremes in temperature and moisture.

Your skin is also the largest organ of your body, so it’s important to regularly care for your skin in the same way that you would exercise for your physical health.

So, when it comes to skin health, it’s important to get the professional medical advice of a skin doctor.

What is a skin doctor?

A skin doctor is typically a qualified general practitioner who specialises in skin conditions and in some cases, skin cancer.

An experienced Australian skin doctor will have undertaken in-depth training and post-graduate study in facial anatomy and physiology, which means they are better positioned to offer superior and safer diagnosis and treatment.

Doctors are governed by the Medical Board of Australia, which means they must uphold standards to maintain registration and undergo ongoing professional education and development in order to stay registered.

What types of skin conditions does a skin doctor treat?

A skin doctor is qualified to treat a range of issues, which can generally be broken down into clinical and cosmetic conditions.

While most skin doctors specialise in one or the other, at Bass Coast Skin Doctors, we are highly trained and experienced in both specialties. By bringing together expertise in both domains of skin medicine, we are ideally placed to ensure that cosmetic concerns are not skin cancer related and that skin cancer surgeries heal with minimal scarring.

Wrinkles, fine lines, large pores and tired, dull looking skin are common cosmetic concerns which can be treated at our doctor-led skin clinic.

State-of-the-art digital photography will provide an accurate assessment of your skin concerns and allow you and your cosmetic doctor to track your progress.

Skincare is an ongoing process, so to achieve a healthy glow and long-lasting results you must continue to protect and stimulate your skin over time.

The clinical conditions a skin doctor can treat range from skin cancer checks to acne, dermatitis (dry skin), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), hyperpigmentation and rosacea.

In some cases, prescriptions are needed for patients to access stronger medicines and medical-grade skin treatments. A skin doctor has the capacity to prescribe stronger and more effective treatments when needed.

An experienced skin doctor who is highly trained in both cosmetic and skin cancer medicine is ideally placed to ensure your pigment is not a melanoma.

Does a skin doctor treat skin cancer?

Prevention and early detection are your first line of defence against skin cancer.

In Australia, most fatal cases of skin cancer could have been prevented if the appropriate skin checks were performed by an expert skin doctor, in conjunction with regular self-examination.

A full-body skin check by an accredited skin cancer doctor is recommended for early diagnosis.

At Bass Coast Skin Doctors, our doctors perform spot and full-body skin checks and do mole mapping for skin cancer.

Our experienced skin cancer doctors also perform a range of services from biopsies and topical treatments to excisions, scarless mole removal, cryotherapy, and photodynamic therapy.

In the hands of our experts, you can also rest assured that a skin cancer is never mistakenly treated as a cosmetic concern.

Speak to our skin doctors today

At Bass Coast Skin Doctors, our qualified skin doctors will provide you with expert and ethical guidance on all skin care matters.

And thanks to their extensive clinical training and experience, you can rest assured you’ll get an accurate diagnosis, a safe and effective treatment plan, and access to the latest products and services.

To discuss the best treatment options for you, book a consultation at our clinic.