Australian College of Dermatology 56th Annual Scientific Meeting

Dermatologist’s at this practice have just returned from Perth where the 56th Annual Scientific Meeting was held. They are excited to share some of the newly available and upcoming treatment options for acne and psoriasis with their patients.

Postadolescent Acne

If you or someone you know over the age of 20 has acne, you may be interested in this article co-written by Dr Jo-Ann See.

If you think some of the features discussed apply to you, please book an appointment to discuss further with your General Practitioner or your Dermatologist.

Postadolescent acne in women – what is the cause and how can it be managed?

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Useful websites

Rather than a random web search for information on skin conditions, here are some of our favourite websites to help you navigate dermatological conditions.

General

The Australasian College of Dermatologists A-Z of skin 

DermNet – All about the skin

Condition specific

All About Acne

Eczema Association of Australia

National Psoriasis Foundation

 

 

September News

Dr Jo-Ann See has been honoured to be an invited speaker at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology meeting which will be held in Italy in September.  This is one of the most internationally renowned dermatology meetings and she will be involved in the controversies lecture series with several renowned international experts.

 

 

 

 

 

She is also part of an international team of 17 dermatologists involved in PACE which stands for Personalising Acne: Consensus of Experts. They will also be presenting their work at this meeting and have already had several scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed journals.

August News

Congratulations to Dr Jo-Ann See who is the guest editor of the current edition for the Australian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists journal.  The journal is widely read by dermatologists, as well as cosmetic physicians and nurses and the emphasis of this edition is on acne.  Many of the country’s leading dermatologists have collaborated on this edition which brings current medical and scientific insights into the world of acne. Not only are new treatments discussed but new thoughts on diet as well as stress are highlighted.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations as well for her collaboration on an international paper “Isotretinoin Laboratory Monitoring in Acne Treatment” that has recently been published in JAMA (Journal of the American medical Association) Dermatology. This was organised on the basis of her work with 20 other international dermatologists in the study was organised from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Eczema

As the weather cools down, we often see an increase in the number of patients presenting with eczema. And it’s all because of the long hot showers!

 

Patients with eczema generally have dry, sensitive skin. Common trigger factors are changes in the weather and season; irritants such as soap, detergents, water as well as perfumed products. Often patients also have allergies which also encompass predispositions to asthma and hayfever.

 

The basis of all successful eczema treatment is the avoidance of long showers, avoiding soap (using gentle soap free wash is ok) and being liberal with the use of moisturisers. Repair of the skin barrier is essential to good eczema control. Mainstays of treatment include the use of suitable anti-inflammatory topical steroids and steroid sparing creams. For more severe cases, oral medications which suppress the immune system may be suitable as well as phototherapy treatment. The latest treatments include injection treatments know as biologics.

 

Eczema treatments should be tailored to each patient’s condition and our Dermatologists are able to provide you with a suitable treatment plan.

                

The Very Peri Summit with Mamamia and Dr Jo-Ann See

Dr Jo-Ann See talks to Mamamia about the changes in your skin when you experience perimenopause.

Essential listening for all women 40’s+

She covers the common issues and shares some skincare tips.

Emepelle cosmeceuticals for  mature skin

 

 

Dermatology news

Interesting news in Dermatology.  In this issue of the Limbic, The Rise in Non Melanoma Skin Cancers, The TGA gets tough on social influencers promoting therapeutic skincare products.

The Limbic

Hormonal Adult Acne

Dr Jo-Ann See headlined Mamamia’s podcast on adult acne.

Listen here to find out more.