What Is Skin Cancer?

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Skin cancer is a type of cancer that develops when there is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the skin. It is primarily caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or artificial sources like tanning beds. 

There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

View our Skin Cancer information article for more in-depth understanding. Or book with Dr Tina today to organise a skin check review for peace of mind.

When Do I Need To See A Skin Specialist?

Determining whether you need to see a medical dermatologist depends on your specific concerns and symptoms.

If you are experiencing persistent or concerning skin symptoms, have been diagnosed with a skin condition, require ongoing management of a chronic skin condition, or need a skin cancer screening, it is advisable to consult a skin doctor. Their expertise can provide accurate diagnoses, appropriate treatment options, and specialised care tailored to your individual needs.


Book in for a skin consultation with Dr Tina for an individualised treatment plan.  Your best treatment will often depend on your age, gender, triggers and causes of your condition.


Some medical research suggests that avoiding extremely high intakes of dairy and sugary products with a high glycaemic index (GI) may be beneficial for those with acne.


Foods that are considered low GI include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, and whole grain breads and cereals. 


While dietary changes may not be a standalone solution for acne, they can certainly help accelerate the progress of acne treatment and improve overall skin health. Combining a healthy diet with medical treatments can provide the best results in managing acne and preventing further scarring.


  • Cleanser (non-soap)- Gentle, pH balanced cleansing gel
  • Toner- Balances and restores skin microbiome.
  • Lactic acid, salicylic acid - To resurface, hydrate, calm and balance oil flow.
  • 21% zinc oxide moisturiser with SPF 15 PA+++ - Calms skin redness and promotes healing and minimises excess oil flow and breakouts.


  • Cleanser (non-soap)- Gentle, pH balanced cleansing gel
  • Toner- Balances and restores skin microbiome.
  • Niacinamide (B3)- Reduces breakouts and congestion by regulating oil flow.
  • Retinol- Regulates epidermal turnover, oil production and reduces inflammation.
  • Water-based moisturiser- Lightweight, non-comedogenic, oil-free formula.

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