Health

Sunscreens & Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive, acne prone skin must be careful when choosing sunscreens. Some are far too greasy, oily, clog pores and accentuate acne problems. For people with sensitive skin, choosing sunscreens can be more complicated. The best sunscreens are ones with broad spectrum for both UVB (cancer causing rays, sunburn) and UVA (penetrate deeper, cause…

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Melanoma Awareness

melanoma skin cancer

Recently, Lotus Dermatology surveyed a number of patients about the incidences of melanoma in Australia and the Hunter Region. Only 14% of participants could accurately identify that 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with a melanoma before age 70. That means 86% of participants underestimated the prevalence of the disease. Melanoma is a cancer of…

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Rosacea

elderly woman with rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by its ability to come and go intermittently. Many have observed that it typically begins after the age of 30 as a redness on the cheek, nose, chin or forehead. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp…

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Occupational Skin Conditions

Occupational Skin Conditions

Skin is the largest organ our bodies have and we spend a great percentage of our lives at work so it is no surprise that occupational skin diseases are the most common occupational disease reported. For a skin disease to be work related there must be a causal relationship between work and the skin disease!…

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Products for Sensitive Skin

Products for Sensitive Skin

If you are someone who has sensitive skin you may know the importance of choosing the right skin products for your daily routine. Factors contributing to sensitive skin may include, genetics, preservatives, chemicals, fragrances, sun exposure, dehydration and extreme weather temperatures. Sensitive skin may be a result of a skin disorder or allergic reaction, eczema, rosacea…

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Are you Sun Safe At Work?

No Hat No Play

In a recent survey conducted by Lotus Dermatology, it was found that close to 70% of all participants were unaware of any policy put in place by their employer regarding sun safe practices. Whilst many places of work may not be exposing their employees to direct sun, this was an alarming statistic. There have been sun safe…

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New Biologics Treatment For Psoriasis

Psoriasis - New Biologics Treatment

Psoriasis is a common and debilitating disease associated often with poor quality of life due to the visible, painful or itchy, and often socially disabling scaly patches on the skin. It can also lead to changes in the scalp, finger and toenails, palms and soles and to severe joint pain. Lots of excellent research has…

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Hyperhidrosis

Axillary Hyperhidrosis Treatment

Do you suffer from excessive sweating? Hyperhidrosis is defined as uncontrollable and excessive sweating and can be caused by neurologic, metabolic or other systemic disease as well as other triggers such as heat, exercise and/or anxiety. Living with this condition can be very stressful, thankfully, there are effective solutions. Axillary Hyperhidrosis which occurs under the arms…

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Sunspots – New Daylight PDT Treatment!

Daylight Phoydynamic Therapy - PDT

What is a Sunspot? Sunspots (also known as actinic keratoses) are dry patches that occur on sun exposed areas of your skin, these patches come and go and and can be a little bit tender. The commonest sites are the face, hands and arms although they can occur anywhere. They have the potential to turn…

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Total Body Photography

Total Body Photography at Lotus Dermatology

Total Body Photography is a new service available that helps you in proactively managing your melanoma risk by creating a comprehensive photographic record of your skin that assists you and your GP with monitoring and tracking your moles. Who would benefit from Total Body Photography? Someone who: has a personal or family history of melanoma has…

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