Assessment and treatment of common and unusual skin conditions
Treatment and management of neonatal and childhood skin conditions
Early diagnosis and management of skin cancers is essential for favourable outcomes.
Treatment options include:
- Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Bowens disease
- Solar keratoses
Full body skin checks to identify high risk lesions.
Mole mapping is a method of digitally monitoring moles or melanocytic naevi and assists with early diagnosis of skin cancer. Overview images of your body will be taken to localize and track moles at follow up visits. Microscopic photos of the selected moles are kept on record for serial comparison.
Plastic chambers with specific allergens are applied to the patient’s back, typically on a Monday, and must be worn for five days. The patient will need to visit the practice on Wednesday and Friday in the same week to read the results. The European standard series test of 45 allergens will diagnose 80% of all allergic contact dermatitis.
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. Common problem areas are the palms, feet and underarms. This condition may interfere with normal day-to-day activities. Therapeutic options include:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A injections