At East Malvern Dermatology our Dermatologists diagnose and treat number of skin, hair and nail conditions including:

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition caused by the blockage of hair follicles and sebaceous glands. It generally affects adolescents however can occur at any age and can be socially and psychologically damaging. Acne can be familial or hormonal. Contributing factors can...

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic condition characterised by scaly plaques and reddened skin. The condition is generally found on the scalp, knees and elbows. There is often an itch associated and painful skin cracks sometimes occur. The condition is lifelong with periods of...

Alopecia

Alopecia or hair loss can range from mild to severe and can occur at any age. The condition can be associated with genetic disposition, autoimmune conditions, infection, hormones, trauma, age and stress. The psychological effect on the patient is often profound and...

Axillary Hyperhidrosis

Axillary hyperhidrosis is characterised by uncontrollable and excessive underarm sweating. There are a number of triggers for this including hot weather, exercise, anxiety and spicy food. This condition can be extremely embarrassing for individuals and can have a...

Wart Removal

Warts are skin lesions caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They are unattractive and contagious spreading to other areas of the skin and to other people. Timely treatment by a dermatologist is both safe and effective. East Malvern Dermatology offers several...

Skin Check

Regular skin checks are vital in monitoring the effect of sunlight on your skin. Environmental factors and familial history contribute to the condition of your skin. Dermatologists at East Malvern Dermatology can provided full skin checks or examine a particular area...

Molluscum Contagiosum

Mostly found in children, this viral infection is characterised by small raised lumps, which can be itchy. Typically the lumps appear pink, waxy and have a small pit in the centre. They can spread to other areas of the skin and to other people. Molluscum Contagiosum...

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a disorder of the skin where the pigment is lost. White patches appear on the skin beginning in commonly exposed areas such as the face, fingers and toes. Generally treatment aims to limit progression and monitor the lesions. Treatment options include...

Rosacea

Rosacea is a rash generally affecting the centre of the face. The distinguishing feature is redness and this can be short-lived or be more permanent. Causes include genetic factors, environmental conditions or an inflammatory response. Face creams and topical steroids...

Eczema

Eczema is characterised by dry, inflamed skin. The skin often becomes broken, which can be painful and itchy. Eczema can be acute or chronic. Treatment options include identifying and reducing irritants, emollients, topical steroids, anti-inflammatory creams,...

Skin Cancer

There are three types of skin cancer; BCC (Basal Cell Carcinoma), SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) and Melanoma. The nature of these cancers varies in severity. Basal Cell Carcinomas are the most common type of skin cancer and are slow growing. Squamous Cell Carcinomas...

Seborrhoeic Keratoses

Seborrhoeic keratoses are harmless spots that often mimic skin cancers. They are usually unsightly in appearance and can sometimes become quite large and dark brown in colour. They are however generally very safe and can be left untreated. If treatment is required for...

Information sourced from DermNetNZ