Medical Dermatology

Acne and Acne Scars

What is acne? Acne is a disorder of the hair follicle and sebaceous gland. Acne is most common in adolescents and young people with up to 85% of 16-18 year olds affected. Acne is also very common in adults and can persist for years. What causes acne? A number of factors can contribute to acne … Continue reading


What is rosacea? Rosacea is a common condition predominately affecting middle aged fair-skinned people. It usually affects the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. It is characterised by small red spots, pustules, flushing and redness. Although rosacea is more common in women, it is often more severe in men. What causes rosacea? The cause of rosacea … Continue reading

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

Anti-wrinkle injections have recently been approved by the PBS of severe axiliary hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating.) This treatment can only be administered by approved specialists to receive the PBS rebate. At Riverina Skin Specialists, all dermatologists are authorised PBS injectors for axillary hyperhidrosis. Contact the rooms to discuss this treatment further … Continue reading

Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a chronic, inherited, inflammatory skin condition. Eczema is not contagious. Skin affected by eczema is more vulnerable to infections like impetigo, cold sores and warts. Symptoms of eczema include areas of dry, itching and reddened skin. Treatment options include moisturisers, corticosteroids, pimecrolimus cream, phototherapy and oral anti-inflammatory medication … Continue reading


Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of thickened, inflamed, red skin, often covered with silvery scales. Children and adolescents can develop psoriasis, but it occurs primarily in adults. Women and men are equally affected. Psoriasis is not an infection, and it is not contagious. Researchers have not identified the exact cause of … Continue reading


Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition characterized by portions of the skin losing their pigment. It occurs when skin pigment cells die or are unable to function. Aside from cases of contact with certain chemicals, the cause of vitiligo is unknown. The only sign of vitiligo is the presence of pale patchy areas of depigmented skin which tend to occur on the … Continue reading

Chemical peels

What are chemical peels? Chemical peels are specifically designed to remove the top layers of the skin. What can peels be used for? Chemical peels can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, sun damage, pigmentation and fine wrinkles. Are chemical peels safe? Chemical peels have been performed by dermatologists for … Continue reading

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