[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | February 2021

skin cancer update

This month, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano presents a unique skin cancer update video on what primary care practitioners and skin cancer doctors are facing in melanoma screening since the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns. Continue reading “[6 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | February 2021”

[5 min read] Most common women’s health issues in Australia

women's health

Did you know that half of all Australian women is living with at least one of 10 common chronic conditions, and a tenth is living with three or more?1 Continue reading “[5 min read] Most common women’s health issues in Australia”

[2 min read] Power and utility of AI in skin cancer diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson

AI

This month I am sharing a fascinating paper from the Nature journal that expands – and challenges – our understanding of the power and utility of artificial intelligence (AI) in skin cancer diagnosis. Continue reading “[2 min read] Power and utility of AI in skin cancer diagnosis | Prof David Wilkinson”

[4 min read] Top tips for safe cosmetic injecting

sterile injectables

Hyaluronic acid fillers and anti-wrinkle injections have become so commonplace that patients have a huge choice of practitioners and locations to receive these treatments. Whether it be their GP, plastic or cosmetic surgeon, dermatologist or nurse practitioner, it seems everyone is “injecting” these days. Crucial to being a trusted injector is safety, sterility and planning.

Continue reading “[4 min read] Top tips for safe cosmetic injecting”

[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | January 2021

skin cancer

In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano discusses the findings of a recent paper detailing a rapid increase in the diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma. Continue reading “[7 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | January 2021”

[5 min read] Can vitamin B3 reduce non-melanoma skin cancer risk?

vitamin B3

Skin cancer has been dubbed Australia’s ‘national cancer’, accounting for four times as many diagnoses as all other cancers put together. Finding ways to prevent skin cancer is a hot topic, and was the subject of a study conducted by a research team at the University of Sydney. As it is known that UV radiation causes DNA damage and also suppresses the innate immune response of the skin, the researchers sought to find compounds that could negate this process – specifically vitamin B3.

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[2 min read] What are micro-injectables?

micro-injectables

Have you heard of “micro-injectables” – the latest trend in aesthetics?

For many doctors practising cosmetic medicine, the focus has always been on achieving a natural look for their patients. So when it comes to anti-wrinkle injections, the so-called micro-injectables method has actually been the norm for a while. Continue reading “[2 min read] What are micro-injectables?”

[2 min read] Ruddiness, rosacea and redness

Do you see patients who suffer from a ruddy complexion, redness, rosacea, visible veins, or skin that flushes easily? They might struggle to find ways to improve their symptoms, especially during warm weather, pregnancy, and as they get older. Continue reading “[2 min read] Ruddiness, rosacea and redness”

[2 min read] Melanoma & UV exposure in people of colour | Prof David Wilkinson

This month, we look at an interesting paper and associated commentary that examines the relationship between melanoma and UV exposure in people with coloured skin. This is relevant to skin cancer medicine practice in many different countries. Continue reading “[2 min read] Melanoma & UV exposure in people of colour | Prof David Wilkinson”

[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | December 2020

In the final skin cancer update of a four-part series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano analyses real-life cases for the six benign features he recommends looking for while diagnosing facial lesions, including pigmented scales and white follicles. Continue reading “[8 min watch] Skin Cancer Update with Professor Giuseppe Argenziano | December 2020”