Taking steps to protect yourself from skin cancer is particularly important, living under our harsh Australian sun. Approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70, with more than 750,000 people treat for one or more types of skin cancer in Australia each year. The majority of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. Whilst many of us are familiar with ‘slip, slop, slap,’ Australia continues to have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. ENRICH Clinic is a skin cancer clinic in Melbourne.
ENRICH Clinic is home to highly trained dermatologists and cosmetic doctors who will assess your skin and help tailor a program to keep you looking and feeling well. We are skin cancer specialists based in Armadale, Melbourne. Dermatologists are the best health care professionals for the treatment and assessment of skin cancers. Dr Michael Rich has been assessing and treating skin cancers for over 30 years, and his expertise in the area is highly regarded. Dr Rich was the president of the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria for many years and is a skin cancer specialist.
Keep your skin out of the sun with sun protective clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible. Broad brim hats, linen cover ups, rash vests and breezy, long skirts and sunglasses are great ways of protecting yourself in the sunshine. Best of all, seek shade from the sun during the peak of the day, when the sun and UV level is at its strongest.
Sun screen, sun screen, sun screen (and repeat!) – ENRICH Clinic Melbourne
The best form of skin care and anti-ageing is sunscreen – Dr Michael Rich
Incorporate a broad spectrum, water resistant physical sunscreen into your daily routine. Even on cloudy days, the sun’s harmful UV rays can still cause damage and cancer. A good quality sunscreen should be part of your skin care regime all year round. Use of sunscreen aids not only in the prevention of skin cancer, but also signs of premature ageing such as wrinkles and sun damage. It is important to have 50+ sunscreen on your face no matter season.
Regular skin checks – skin cancer clinic Melbourne
You should become familiar with the look and feel of your skin, so you are able to notice and assess any changes. It is important to take note of any existing moles that might have changed size, shape or colour. Consult a doctor if you notice any suspicious changes in the skin. It may also be worthwhile scheduling a regular skin check with your doctor or dermatologist every one to two years.
ENRICH Clinic is one of Melbourne’s leading dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices in Melbourne, offering clients the most advanced techniques and world-class technologies in the world.
Some forms of sun damage may be treated with laser rejuvenation or resurfacing. Skin resurfacing treatments are designed to remove and reduce wrinkles, resulting in better skin texture and reversing skin damage caused by sun exposure.