openforbusinessCoronavirus update: We are seeing patients via videoconsultation where it is clinically appropriate to do so to maximise the patient and staff safety. Enhanced hygiene meaures in our rooms include acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes. We are closed on Fridays. 

Nurse Beth continues to provide ear molding services face to face on Mondays and Tuesdays. Due to limited appointment availability we are only scheduling ear molding appointments for infants aged less than three months.

There are  currently restrictions on performing elective surgery in Victorian hospitals, as private hospitals are accommodating aged care residents as well as providing nursing staff for aged care residences. Due to the significant challenges faced in scheduling emergency and urgent surgery we are currently not accepting referrals for emergency or urgent hospital surgeries. We are taking bookings for all surgeries from 21 September, or as soon as the pandemic situation permits. Please note that all patients who are scheduled for elective surgery admission are required to undertake a COVID test and obtain a negative ("not infected") result prior to admission. 

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: 10 August 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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