openforbusinessCOVID news: Elective surgery restrictions have been lifted and we will resume all elective surgeries from 28 September. Please note that all patients who are scheduled for elective surgery admission are required to undertake a COVID test, to obtain a negative ("not infected") result prior to admission, and to self-isolate from the time of test to admission. As Epworth Cliveden remains indefinitely closed Dr Tomlinson does not have Epworth operating lists at this time, but her operating lists at The Avenue and Glenferrie continue. 

DrTomlinsonvideoconsultationWe are seeing patients via videoconsultation where it is clinically appropriate to do to maximise the patient and staff safety under the new COVID normal. Enhanced hygiene meaures in our rooms include acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes; long (48 minute) consultations and our See and Treat service have been adjusted under our COVIDsafe plan to include the use of telehealth to reduce face to face time.

Victorians are in this together and together we will get through this. Thank you for your understanding as our community works through these unprecedented times together (last updated: 22 September 2020).

Pigmentation

Written by Dr Jill Tomlinson on .

Worried about pigmentation? You're not alone. Research demonstrates that skin discolouration can add years to our perceived age. Individuals who have even skin tone are judged to be more attractive, healthier and younger in age. Uneven skin tone can result from cumulative UV damage, which leads to freckles, moles and age spots. The more UV damage, the greater the problem. Thankfully, UV-related skin damage can be prevented and, to some extent, past damage can be corrected. Pigmentation can also be caused by hormones (eg melasma) and skin trauma (eg post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). 

Pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways, including topical lightening products, skin needling, peels and laser. All treatments must be combined with strict UV protection in order to maximise effectiveness. 

Treatments that we offer for skin pigmentation include:

  • topical lightening products (including Brite LiteTM, Priority B serum, Enlighten depigmenting serum, Vanish depigmenting serum, Exfol-X)
  • skin needling with the Dermapen3
  • combined with sunscreens - such as UberZinc, UberZinc Body and Actinica SPF50+ Lotion

If you are concerned about pigmentation please contact us on (03) 9427 9596 to arrange a skin assessment with one of our practice nurses, who will discuss your concerns and provide you with treatment options and recommendations. 

Drs Bernhard Fink and Karl Grammer researched what constitutes skin perfection, and shockingly found that discolouration can visually add up to 12 years to our perceived age.

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