[6 min read] Rosacea triggers and treatments

rosacea

Around the ages of 30 to 50, many patients notice a persisting red flush across their nose and cheeks. It can look like acne, with redness, bumps, and slight swelling. This is most likely a skin condition called rosacea. Continue reading “[6 min read] Rosacea triggers and treatments”

[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson

DW scalp

A question I am always asked when I teach GPs to do a skin check is “how should we examine the scalp, and how important is this for skin cancer?”. This issue is, of course, how many skin cancers “hide” under hair, how do we examine the scalp under the hair, and how important is all this? Continue reading “[2 min read] Skin cancer checks on the scalp | Prof David Wilkinson”

[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson

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For a really useful, powerful and insightful overview of the situation with skin cancer in Australia, I recommend a new article published in the MJA to “celebrate” National Skin Cancer Action Week. Continue reading “[8 min read] Burden of skin cancer in Australia | Prof David Wilkinson”

[5 min read] How to prevent bruising after injectable procedures

bruising

One of the downsides of cosmetic injectables is the temporary discolouration and swelling that forms around the treatment site. These side effects are common and expected, but unfortunately can increase downtime and delay patients from enjoying their results. Continue reading “[5 min read] How to prevent bruising after injectable procedures”

[12 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | November 2020

In this month’s skin cancer update, the third of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses diagnosing facial lesions, and explores the six benign features he recommends looking for – starting with pigmented and non-pigmented scales.

Professor Argenziano also refers to real-life cases he has treated, including a woman in her forties with a solitary lesion, and talks through the noticeable benign features he finds. Tune in next month for the final part of this four-part series.

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[2 min read] Correlation between vitamin D and melanoma risk and prognosis

vitamin d

It is well known that vitamin D can be effective in the prevention of skin cancer, but the synthesis of vitamin D requires ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is a known risk factor for melanoma. A new study investigated the correlations between serum vitamin D levels and risk and prognosis of melanoma. Continue reading “[2 min read] Correlation between vitamin D and melanoma risk and prognosis”

[5 min read] 5 foods that cause inflammation

inflammation

Sustained inflammation is associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and can also be a symptom of some illnesses such as respiratory conditions. A prevalent component in controlling inflammation in the body – either to prevent inflammation from occurring or to reduce elevated levels of inflammation as a symptom of an existing condition – is through diet. Continue reading “[5 min read] 5 foods that cause inflammation”

[2 min read] Does functional status predict survival in elderly keratinocyte carcinoma patients?

elderly patient functional status

How do you manage patients aged 85 and older with keratinocyte carcinoma? An assessment of a patient’s functional status may help to estimate which elderly patients will benefit from surgical treatment for keratinocyte carcinoma. However, predictive short-term survival in this population has not been determined. Continue reading “[2 min read] Does functional status predict survival in elderly keratinocyte carcinoma patients?”

[4 min read] Vitamin A for treating acne

vitamin A

Vitamin A is a game-changing ingredient in the treatment of acne. Used since the 1970s, vitamin A and its derivatives are used to clear impurities, rejuvenate skin, and increase overall skin health in both the treatment room and at home.

Vitamin A improves acne by reducing the production of excessive oil in the skin. As a capsule supplement or oral isotretinoin, vitamin A is a potent antioxidant that minimises the free radicals which inhibit the skin’s ability to regenerate and purge impurities. Continue reading “[4 min read] Vitamin A for treating acne”

[4 min read] 5 science-backed diets to benefit your patients

science-backed diets

Diet can have a significant impact on overall health, and a properly managed eating plan can help reduce your patients’ risks of developing serious health conditions and comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Finding an effective diet plan for your patients (and helping them stick to it) can be an important part of enhancing their overall health, managing their current health conditions, and reducing their future risk of disease.

Here are five healthy, science-backed diets. Continue reading “[4 min read] 5 science-backed diets to benefit your patients”