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From Dr Freeman

Is tanning bad for me? Get the expert opinion

Many people ask the question, “is tanning bad for me”? Yet even when they hear the simplified answer, ‘yes’, it doesn’t seem to stop the average person. Why is this so? The answer is in fact a scientific one, and consists of several aspects, both good and bad. There are many benefits an individual gets from the sun that are vital for a healthy body. However tanning for prolonged periods has many negatives that shouldn’t be ignored. In Australia, participating in activities outdoors, inevitably in the sunshine, is commonplace. It’s assumed the enjoyment comes from the particular activity, eg. beach walking or sport, but what is not widely known, is that the sun, more specifically UV rays, actually play a part in this feeling. A study was conducted by...

How do I know if I need to see a Dermatologist?

Our Medi Spa treatments have been designed to help you achieve your skin goals without the use of prescription medication or a visit to the doctor. But sometimes, this may be necessary. We will always refer you to our Medical Clinic if we feel this would help you further, and get you a priority appointment. How do you know if you need to see the Dermatologist? Take a look at a recent article in Mamamia where our lead Dermatologist, Dr Michael Freeman discusses this.   (Image i-stock)...

What’s the best diet for weight loss PLUS health and well-being?

We say that we take a holistic approach to health. Our Dermatologist, Dr Michael Freeman has a passion for alternative therapies to help us live a healthier and happier life. One aspect he focuses on is diet. If you are looking to lose some kilos and have struggled with weight, or it's an ongoing battle, this is one to check out. The Skin Centre endorses the 5/2 program (not suitable for diabetics). Every once in a while something comes along that is so simple and so good, you just can't afford to miss out. This program is just such a thing. Don't be put off by the fasting element. We will show you that this program is easy, and gives amazing results. What will the 5/2 fasting diet...

Pimples – Dr Freeman Talks to The Glow

What do pimples on certain areas of the body mean? While we know the short-term fix to a pimple is to cover it up with makeup or whack cream on the spot, we’ve often wondered what actually it is that causes spots to break out in specific areas of our face. According to dermatologist, Monash University Associate and chief of surgery at theSkin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria, Professor Greg Goodman, the most common areas women get acne are the forehead, jawline, back and around the lips. And there’s a reason for it. (Post continues after gallery.) Forehead “This is usually the first place you get pimples in puberty,” Dr Goodman says. RELATED: Have adult acne? Lily Allen wants you to know you’re not alone “It’s comedonal acne which is blocked...

Scalp Health

Dr Freeman shares the scoop on common scalp problems and the best treatments, hair & scalp products to use Dandruff Has many causes, from simply a dry scalp to diseases like psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis. For simple dryness, which can occasionally generate a mild itch, try shampooing the hair less often and with a cooler water stream. Shampoo traps oils, so if you do it too frequently, you may dry your hair out, leaving it prone to breakage. Even washing the hair with conditioner only can work for some. When the flaking is more noticeable and often the itch is more of a feature, the dandruff is being generated by mild seborrhoeic dermatitis. When you were an infant and had cradle cap (see below) that was an...

Acne Myths

Based on the available literature reviews there is no evidence to support a causal connection between isotretinoin and major depression or suicide, because  the number of suicides reported among users of isotretinoin does not exceed the number that would be predicted on the basis of the suicide rates.  Overall patients are actually happier because there acne has gone. In the case of a depressive episode occurring for the first time in someone on isotretinoin it is wise to stop the medication especially if there is a headache. The exception to this is if their caring Psychiatrist recommends against withdrawal of the treatment. Myths: 'Acne is a sign of adolescence and will wear out with time'.It is true that acne occurs at adolescence and gradually wears out by the...