Psoriasis is seen on the skin as very well-defined red plaques with overlying scale. Common sites include the elbows and knees. Particularly if it occurs on the palms or soles and is very irritated, small cuts and splits of the skin can occur and this can lead to stinging. Sometimes psoriasis can occur in the flexural surfaces of the body which includes the genitals and also the armpits. Infrequently, this skin condition can be very extensive. Treatments are tailored according to the extent and severity of this skin disease. For limited areas, topical treatments are used. For extensive areas, phototherapy and systemic therapy is prescribed. However, for the most severe cases, newer biological type treatments usually delivered via injection is used. However, there is strict government criteria to quality for use of these medications and patients need to be regularly monitored. Some patient with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis and are co-managed with a rheumatologist.

Our Mission

At Western Dermatology, our expert team of nurses and dermal therapists, led by our dermatologist, Dr. Jack Green, are committed to ensuring that skin concerns are dealt with to your satisfaction. We have many years of experience in the management of a wide range of skin problems of all ages and all skin types. With a long established reputation for high standards and ethical practice, we can provide you with an accurate assessment and treatment plan appropriate for your skin needs.

To Make An Appointment

Phone: (03) 9748 4411

Email: admin@westderm.net.au

Fax: (03) 9749 3398

To Make An Appointment

Phone:

(03) 9748 4411

Email:

admin@westderm.net.au

Fax:

(03) 9749 3398

Important Information About Your Appointment

Referral

A valid referral is required from you GP or other specialist to be able to claim Medicare benefits from your consultation.

A referral is not required to consult with our cosmetic dermal therapist.

Registration

A form registering your details, medications and previous medical problems will need to be completed on the day of your appointment prior to your consultation. Please remember to bring a list of current medications with you on the day.

Payment

Settling of your fee is required on the day of consultation.

We accept VISA and MasterCard, EFTPOS and cash payments

Significant cosmetic treatments require payment at the time the procedure appointment is made

Failure to keep appointments

Missed appointments will incur a cancellation fee.

Make up / Clothing

Please remember to remove make up for facial concerns (and remember to bring some makeup to reapply after the consultation)

For consultations where a skin check is required, wearing looser clothing may be helpful or alternatively there are patient gowns available for your use

New Appointments

These appointments can only be made for the Werribee and Richmond locations.

In Ballarat only review appointments are offered.

Cosmetic Treatments

Most cosmetic treatments are only offered at our Werribee location.

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