Skin surveillance

Australians are our times more likely to develop a skin cancer than any other form of skin cancer. This is why regular surveillance is recommended as as approximately 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer before the age of 70.

It is vital that you monitor your skin and see a doctor if you notice that a spot has changed or if there is anything of concern. Most spots are not cancer and thus prompt evaluation by a specialist can alleviate a lot of anxiety. At our clinic we can assess your skin to determine if there are any potential cancer spots.

Ongoing surveillance is very important for people who have many sunspots or moles. Even if they had not ever had a skin cancer, a yearly check is recommended. Photography can be a useful way of checking any change in skin spots, especially if there are several of them.

If you have had a previous history of skin cancer, then more frequent check ups are recommended. This is a statistically if you have had one skin cancer, you are more at risk of developing a second one. This is because the level of sun damage to your skin has already occurred.

 

Skin Cancer Prevention

To minimize skin cancer risk you should avoid:

  • excessive sun exporsure especially between 10am and 3pm- when the UV intensisty is greatest
  • wear sun protection- Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30+ and apply before swimming and afterwards too
  • appropriate sun screen and clothing including
  • avoid tanning booths
  • Slow down the aging process
  • Soften wrinkles
  • Enhance volume
  • Plump thin lips

Aging causes our skin to sag and loosen, which can result in fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles can be caused by excessive facial expression movement(dynamic) gravity and sun damage.

Wrinkle relaxants can also be used as a preventative measure to stop wrinkles from appearing. These treatments work by relaxing the specified muscle area, leaving skin with a smooth and invigorated appearance. Anti wrinkle treatments are temporary so repeated treatments extend the longevity of the results. Prevention is also the best way to preserve your aesthetic look, as constant formation of dynamic wrinkles can eventually lead to the formation of static or permanent wrinkles.

Another significant sign of aging is volume depletion in the face. This especially affects the eye region, temple, mouth and cheeks. Fillers specifically target areas of volume loss to refuvinate the face.

Filers also can be used to soften wrinkles, lines and scars thus enhancing volume depletion due to aging.

They can give youthful vitality by volumising lines and creases and enhance volume in aging lips.

At our clinic we offer a wide range of non surgical treatments to enhance, and revitalize your face. We use the leading industry standard products to create the most natural aesthetic improvement.

Dr Rajapakse is highly skilled at using these treatments so that you can look younger, refreshed and radiant.

If you would like to see an animation of different skin protection techniques please click here

Skin surveillance FAQs

Are fillers safe to use?

Fillers are made from a naturally occurring sugar, hyaluronic acid and are generally safe for most people. However every person is different and responds differently to treatments. During the consultation Dr Rajapakse will discuss the best product and treatment plan to optimize your results.

What type of fillers and wrinkle relaxants do you use?

Medical Guidelines for plastic surgeons does not allow the advertising of brand names. In your initial consultation Dr Rajapakse will discuss the best product suited for you. We only use the industry leading products at our clinic.

How do wrinkle relaxants work and how long do they last?

Wrinkle relaxants block the excessive muscle contraction and so slows down the appearance of worry lines, frown lines and crows feet.. An anti wrinkle injection may not always remove a deep line but it can certainly improve and soften the appearance.

The length of time that a wrinkle relaxant will last depends on your body and the type of relaxant used. The effect normally last between 3-6 months.

Unfortunately scars are an inevitable part of any surgery and depending on how each person heals, there can be no guarantee for a perfect outcome.

Dr Rajapakse is highly skilled to minimize scarring and to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible by placing the incision in natural crease lines.

Scars do fade and if scarring is a concern for you after surgery, Dr Rajapakse will provide you with specially tailored treatment plan to expedite the healing of your scars.

Where is the surgery taking place?

All treatments are performed by Dr Rajapakse in his rooms.

What is the recovery period?

With wrinkle relaxants you can return to normal activities immediately following treatment, however, there are some precautions to take within the first 24 hours afterwards including avoiding massages, facials and other beauty treatments and certain exercise and you will be provided with post-treatment instructions. With fillers there may be some bruising at the injection sight for 1-2 weeks.

Should I get wrinkle relaxants or fillers?

Fillers are used to fill out permanent winkles and revolumise, whilst relaxants are used to prevent dynamic wrinkles from becoming permanent.

Will a wrinkle cream work instead?

Moisturising creams are an important part of a healthy skin care regime and include:

  • sunblock with high SPF for UVA and UVB
  • moisturiser (preferably with Vitamin B and Vitamin C and brightening components
  • Night repair serum (vitamin A)

These creams are important to maintain prevent but if permanent wrinkles exist, the best treatment is to treat the underlying cause and reverse the effects of aging.

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