skin care specialists
skin care specialists
Full Skin Examinations for the detection of skin cancers, including melanomas, basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, Merkel Cell tumours, and others
Assessment and treatment of acne, including chemical peels, topical creams, oral antibiotics, oral isotretinoin (Roaccutane).
Acne is a common condition and each patient’s experience is different. Dermatologists are the best placed to treat all grades of acne. If you feel you current treatment is not working, or perhaps you are worried about scarring, or you just have difficult acne, please come to see us. Second Skin Dermatology can also utilise medication free treatments such as IPL and chemical peels as well as standard acne treatment, and in severe cases Isotretinoin. Dr Shannon has a special interest in the interaction between insulin resistance, PCOS and acne.
Full Skin Examinations
Expert full skin examinations consistently detect skin cancers when they are thinner and earlier and therefore have a better prognosis. Dermatologists are experts at skin examination and arguably the best at this.
Skin Cancer treatment
Second Skin Dermatology has it’s own minor operating theatre and many skin cancers can be excised here without needing to attend hospital. Some cancers can be treated non surgically and Dr Shannon will be able to advise about this. Some of the other treatments that can be used in the appropriate context are PDT, Aldara etc.
Treatment of psoriasis
Treatment of psoriasis including NBUVB light therapy, topical creams, Acitretin, cyclosporine, methotrexate, Humira, Enbrel, Cosentyx, and others.
There are many different types of dermatitis – allergic, irritant, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and accurate diagnosis and treatment make a big difference. If allergic dermatitis is suspected then Dr Shannon can conduct patch testing, or RAST tests. If treatment is required then Dr Shannon can offer a full range of treatments – from simple measures, topical emollients, topical steroids, NBUVB, oral steroids, cyclosporine, imuran, and more.
Photodynamic Therapy – PDT
PDT is a treatment option for thin lesions such as actinic keratoses, superficial multifocal basal cell carcinomas and others. Photodynamic therapy is an exciting and innovative non-surgical treatment for selected superficial skin cancers, avoiding the scar and potential problems of traditional surgery. Dr Shannon can offer both traditional red lamp PDT, and Daylight PDT.
Sweaty armpit treatment – botox for hyperhidrosis – with a Medicare rebate to help make this affordable. In most cases you can book an appointment and attend and if you meet the diagnostic criteria – you may receive the injections all on the one visit. This is generally well tolerated, takes about 2-3 days to start to work and lasts 2-3 months.
for skin conditions
for skin conditions
Dr Shannon has a Fraxel 1927 (great for freshening up sun damaged skin) and 1550 (great for scarring) and a Long Pulse ND YAG (great for vascular lesions) and a Q switched ND YAG ( ok for blue or black tattoos).
Hair loss, for both men and women, at a fraction of the cost of attending a “clinic” and without the hype. There are many different types of hair loss and accurate diagnosis and treatment is essential. Dr Shannon is particularly interested in hair loss – and will be able to assist you with male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, chronic telogen effluvium, alopecia aerate, folliculitis de calvans, Frontal Fibrosing Alpecia of Kossard, Lichen plano Pilaris and more. Dr Shannon is particularly interested in the relationship between certain types of hair loss and insulin resistance.
Acne scarring is complex. Ideally preventing the scars before they happen is ideal. Dr Shannon has a variety of treatments to offer patients suffering acne scarring.
There are literally thousands of dermatological diagnoses, from lupus, to sarcoid, to bullous pemphigoid, to Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris to just name a few. A well trained, observant and experienced dermatologist is your best plan to sort and treat these conditions.
Dr Shannon can offer you extensive patch testing to help identify an allergen that you may be reacting to. This is an arduous test, during which you can’t wash or sweat for the five days of the test. Patch testing is not useful for patient with suspected food allergies, or food intolerances.
Skin resurfacing with Fraxel, photo rejuvenation with M22 IPL Intense Pulsed Light
Second Skin Dermatology Utilises the most up to date Fraxel and M22 Lumenis technology, setting the standard in skin resurfacing and photo rejuvenation, improving pigmentary irregularity, vascular lesions, acne, superficial vein treatment, hair and tattoo removal.
Dr Shannon and Second Skin dermatology can help you with your crows feet, your frown lines and your forehead wrinkles.
Most of our peel are used in the context of acne treatment – including back acne- but we have many different types of peels and can treat a variety of conditions.
Although a very common and in most cases a trivial and self limiting condition, some warts are persistent and problematic. If you have warts that just won’t go then come and see us. Dr Shannon particularly enjoys treating warts. We have multiple treatment options