MEDICAL SERVICES

Specialists in treating
Skin Disorders

Dermatologists are the medical specialists who undergo postgraduate medical training to understand the reasons behind why some skin disorders occur, how to diagnose the condition properly and so initiate the most appropriate treatment suited to that patient.

Common skin disorders that we manage include:

  • Childhood eczema or atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Hair and nail disorders

Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema

Atopic dermatitis (or atopic eczema) is another condition which dermatologists are commonly called on to manage. Although many sufferers of childhood eczema improve with age, a significant percentage progress to adult atopic eczema. The persistent itch of this skin disorder has a significant effect on a patient’s quality of life. Dermatologists are now able to access the newest medications (biologics and JAK inhibitors) to manage this disorder successfully.

Patch Testing

Eastern Suburbs Dermatology also offers patients access to comprehensive patch testing which is a form of allergy testing looking for possible causes of contact dermatitis. Most common forms of contact allergy that you may be aware of include costume jewellery intolerance (nickel allergy) and allergy to sticking plaster.

Patch testing can correctly identify the causative allergen which once identified may lead to remission of the contact dermatitis.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin disorders that dermatologists diagnose and treat – in general this is a chronic condition of the skin for which there is no cure but with appropriate therapy there may be prolonged symptom free periods. It is now also recognised that many patients with psoriasis may have associated arthritis and the metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and lipid or cholesterol abnormalities). ESD dermatologists can manage the full presentation spectrum of psoriasis in the skin, including assessment and initiation of biologic therapies.

Independent
experts in skincare

Dermatologists providing consultative and procedural services at Eastern Suburbs Dermatology are all Fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Practising individual dermatologists at Eastern Suburbs Dermatology have sub-specialisation interests in paediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, and women’s and cosmetic dermatology.