Medical Dermatology

Experts in all aspects of skin, hair and nails.

Dermatologists are experts in all aspects of skin, hair and nails. Common medical dermatological conditions which are seen on a daily basis include eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea. Our dermatologists make a special effort to tailor treatments to meet a patients needs and concerns.

  • Acne

    Acne is the most common disease seen in adolescents at our practice. Adult onset acne can also be a disturbing time for patients who have had good skin for most of their lives. Our dermatologists can manage the full range of acne, from a few troublesome pimples to severe cystic acne causing scarring on the face, chest, scalp and back.

  • Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

    This common skin condition can present from infancy through to the elderly. Eczema is a difficult disease to control and may require a team approach in severe cases. Our dermatologists and clinical nurse will help you with your treatment, education and ongoing prevention of this disease. Our nurses are trained in wet dressing education and application in our clinic. Read more.

  • Rosacea

    Rosacea is a common problem and complicated to treat. It is a disease that may cause facial redness, acne-like papules, flushing and changes to the shape of the nose. Our expert dermatologists see all variations of rosacea and can customise your treatments ranging from topical creams to laser therapies to your needs. Read more.

  • Excessive Sweating

    Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is an overlooked debilitating condition. It can affect a person’s ability to work and can be a socially embarrassing condition. Our dermatologists are specially trained in the treatment of hyperhidrosis of all kinds. They are also qualified to administer Medicare PBS subsidized botulinum toxin A for axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive arm pit sweating).

  • Male Pattern Baldness

    Our dermatologists understand that hair loss in males (and females) at any age, can be of great concern. There are effective and clinically proven treatments (evidence-based medicine) which are used to treat this condition.

  • Paediatric

    Newborns, children and adolescents have different skin concerns to adults. Dermatologists are experts in the skin conditions in all age groups and will discuss with you the best and safest options for your children. Dr Rhonda Harvey has a special interest in management of eczema in babies and young children and acne in adolescents.

  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a frustrating disease and our dermatologists are up to date with the latest medications available for its treatment. Biological therapies can be effective for severe cases which meet the Medicare PBS criteria. However, most cases of psoriasis can be effectively treated with topical therapies and phototherapy. Read more.

  • Female Hair Loss

    Excessive hair loss can be frightening condition and there are many causes. It is critical to have your hair loss assessed by a professionally trained dermatologist and be directed to the appropriate clinically proven treatments. Our dermatologists are up to date with the latest evidence based medicine treatments for female (pattern and non pattern) hair loss.

  • Plantar Warts

    Warts are a common problem and very difficult to treat. Our dermatology nurse is trained in the treatment of warts with Canthardin and DCP, both of which are commonly employed after liquid nitrogen treatments fail. Oral medication for children under 12 may be indicated and can be very successful.

  • Molluscum Contagiosum

    Children are easily infected by this common viral skin disease. Transmission of this disease is through wet conditions and can spread between siblings and other children if not managed properly. In most cases, children will develop immunity to this disease after 18 months but this can be hastened by starting treatments which your dermatologist can advise you on.

  • Alopecia Areata

    The sudden appearance of one or more circular bald patches (usually on the scalp) can be frightening. Progression of this disease can be quick and urgent treatment is required to halt the progression. Our dermatologists understand this and patients with alopecia areata can be seen quickly to start treatment to prevent further hair loss.

  • Full Skin Checks

    Everyone over 40 years of age should consider having a thorough skin check performed by a dermatologist. People most at risk are those who work (or play) outdoors, have a family history of melanoma or dysplastic naevus syndrome, have Fitzpatrick Type I-II skin (fair skin, blue eyes, blonde or red hair) and had a history of sun burns or solarium use.

    After your initial full skin examination, our dermatologists will give you an indication of the state of your skin and what needs to be done next, educate you about the changes to watch out for, and if (or when) a future skin check is required. A simple biopsy and baseline photography with dermoscopic images may also be performed at the time of your initial consultation.

  • Skin Tags

    There are harmless soft skin appendages usually found in folds around the neck, axilla, groin and under the breasts. While they are not dangerous, they can be a cosmetic annoyance but can be easily removed by simple freezing during a routine skin check or a snip excision can be performed under local anaesthetic if the lesion is larger.