Warts are a very common problem. Dermatologists tend to get referred the more difficult persistent warts. There are various types including subtle examples on the face, called plane warts. These are often treated with topical retinoid preparations.

Other sites include the fingers which can be difficult to treat when they involve the tissues around the nail apparatus – periungual warts. Plantar warts on the soles of the feet can be very stubborn and can also be painful to walk on. Options for treatment of warts include over the counter lactic and salicylic acid containing preparations, cryotherapy, application of cantharadine (which induces a blistering reaction), application of high concentration (70%) salicylic acid, electrocautery, laser and injections of bleiomycin (a chemotherapeutic agent).

To Make An Appointment

Phone: (03) 9748 4411

Email: admin@westderm.net.au

Fax: (03) 9749 3398

To Make An Appointment


(03) 9748 4411




(03) 9749 3398

Important Information About Your Appointment


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.


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.


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.