General Dermatology

The skin is the body's largest organ and at Clifton Hill Dermatology the most important. No skin problem is too insignificant; we take pride in maintaining and enhancing our patient's skin condition, from removal of skin tags to skin cancer management.A complete range of dermatological services is available:

Regular skin checks by a dermatologist or a suitable experienced GP are an important and serious part of maintaining skin health. Our medical team performs full skin check examinations and where necessarily a biopsy may be taken.

People who have many unusual looking moles, a personal or family history of melanoma or have experienced severe sunburns in early life would benefit from having their moles imaged. If appropriate we refer patients to Molemap by Dermatologists, which is a comprehensive lesion imaging service.

New treatments using photodynamic therapy and/or topical medication may mean that some superficial cancers no longer require surgical excision. Our medical team will be able to advise which method will provide the most effective and cosmetically acceptable result.
Growing up under the Australian sun, most of us will have at some stage suffered severe sunburn. This can leave the skin sun-damaged and more susceptible to developing skin cancers including melanoma. Solar Keratoses are scaly dry rough patches on the skin commonly found on the face and chest and caused by extensive UV damage. For people with sun-damage and Solar Keratoses it is important to be under dermatological care. Your GP can advise you if this is the case.
One of Dr Breadon's area of specialty is acne, and over the years she has successfully treated a large number of patients. We obtain great results by integrating medical interventions with therapeutic treatments such as chemical peels, steaming and extractions, and provide advice regarding appropriate skin care products.
Rosacea is a common skin disorder characterised by inflammation of the blood vessels and skin on the face. At Clifton Hill Dermatology we will assess the severity of your rosacea and decide the most appropriate treatment which could include medical interventions and light therapies.
Hyperhidrosis is abnormally increased sweating. It can be quite socially debilitating.

Hyperhidrosis can be caused by endocrine abnormalities, but the majority of patients have hyperhidrosis with no definable cause.

Management of the condition begins with excluding glandular disturbances. The next stage is use of occlusive deodorants containing aluminum chloride. For severe cases, injections of a purified toxin can be administered to the affected area. This has been a very successful form of treatment for many patients with some having relief from symptoms for up to 12 months. This is now Medicare rebatable.
 Other dermatological problems our team is managing include:

• Dermatitis • Psoriasis • Alopecia
• Hirsutism • Seborrhoeic Keratoses • Skin tags

One of our doctors will consult with you to determine which treatments are appropriate.