Author: BCMC

Excel V Laser Q&A

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Unsightly veins, redness, wrinkles, freckles, blemishes and broken capillaries. Most of us have them, and thankfully now there is an effective laser treatment that can treat all of these at the same time in the same session and with minimal down time. It's called the Excel V Laser machine. Laser actually stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Electromagnetic Radiation (it’s a...

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What is Photo Dynamic Therapy?

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Hello BCMCers, It's Spencer again! This time I'm going to tell you about PDT. You may have already seen the photos, but I underwent photo dynamic therapy a few days before Christmas. I had a few solar keratoses (sunspots) on my face that I needed to fix. Gertrude was the one who suggested the PDT with a mischievous grin.   I had read about the...

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Niacin and the prevention of Squamous Cell Cancer

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The hot weather has been brutal. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has been tweeting to stay in doors during the heat wave and keep an eye out for our elderly. The company “Banana Boat “ has been in the news and not in a good way; it has been alleged that their sunscreen has been ineffectual. The Beareau of Meterology announced today...

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Talimogene, The First Ever Melanoma Vaccine


Talimogene, the therapy know as T-VEC was recently approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use. Rodney Sinclair , director of dermatology at Epworth Hospital said it is in essence the first ever melanoma vaccine. The vaccine is injected into each melanoma lesion and the virus which is within the vaccine then replicates within the melanoma cells and kills them. This is exciting...

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Summer sunburn with Dr Mia

With summer well and truly underway, there is no way of hiding tell tale signs of sun exposure and sunburn in our skin spot clinics! Despite slip, slop and slapping we have all been caught out at one time or another. Sunscreens wear off from both direct light and from oils produced on the skin, this is why it is very...

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What is the hydrafacial?

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To my mind the hydrafacial is the successor of the microdermabrasion. The hydrafacial incorporates a microdermabrasion and the intensity of the exfoliations can be varied depending on the thickness and oiliness of the skin. A micro done right improves skin luminosity because in smoothing the skin the light reflex is improved giving that yourthful glow, but back to the hydrafacial in addition to...

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The Importance of Sun Protection

Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce

Our very own Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce has recently been treated for skin cancer on his face for the third time this year. He encourages the use of sunscreen and wide brim hats whilst out in the sun. He also told the ABC that Australians working in the sun should be more vigilant with their sun protection, especially given the country...

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Melanoma Incidence in Queensland


Cancer council Queensland spokeswoman Ms Clift recently told the ABC that Queensland’s melanoma incidence and mortality far exceeded rates in other states. It is not all bad news however in that the rate of skin cancers diagnosed in people under the age of 40 has decreased by more than 30% from 2012 to 2016. Ms Clift says that this demonstrates the...

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See what our patients are saying about the BCMC Picato Clinics!

Picato Treatment

See what our patients are saying about the BCMC Picato Clinics! BCMC under the auspices of Dr Behan conducts Picato Clinics to treat sun spots (solar keratosis). Sun spots should be treated, not only are they unsightly, but they can progress to skin cancer. In the picato clinic a doctor applies picato cream to the patient; at the next visit, the doctor evaluates the...

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Acne Clinic

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At Bayside Cosmetic Medicine clinic our goal is to help our clients achieve the best version of their skin. In our 40’s and 50’s this might be treating wrinkles and lines and in our teens and twenties it is generally acne that is our biggest skin concern. Acne and problem skin often has a huge impact on a teenagers self confidence and...

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Three skin must do’s

In this video blog Dr G talks about the three best ways to protect and repair your skin from sun damage. Her recommendation is DNA repair enzymes, antioxidants and sunscreen. Watch the blog to find out why they are all so important. At BCMC we stock all of these products so pop in to purchase or book an appointment online to...

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Can you trust your online skin care purchases?

Skincare Containers

Are you buying counterfeit skincare? We shop online primarily for convenience and in search of a good deal, but is a good deal what we are getting?  Counterfeit cosmetic products are flooding the market, with consumers thinking they are purchasing the brands they know and trust when in reality they are purchasing products that are either counterfeit, expired or dangerous. It is important...

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The importance of your cosmetic injector

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Cosmetic treatments should improve your appearance, not change who you are. Deciding to have injectable’s can be daunting but here at BCMC our doctors Gertrude and Clair take pride in listening to your concerns and helping you achieve the results you are looking for. Below is a list of the key things you want from your injectable’s. A good injector can help you...

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The Vampire Facelift

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (PRP) or otherwise known as the Vampire Facelift harnesses the natural healing power of our own bodies to create younger, brighter, looking skin. In this video Dr Gertrude talks about the procedure, and the areas of your skin that often see the most improvement, like fine lines around the mouth and eyes. You can make an appointment for this...

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What’s right for your skin this winter

In this video Dr Gertrude talks about what to use on your skin in the cooler months. Summer and winter call for different products so you may need to change to a more intensive moisturiser and avoid other products. Watch the full video to find out more. You can book  in for a consultation at BCMC with Dr G online to find out...

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The best kind of topicals for oily skin

Oily skin is not exclusive to teenagers. A number of us have an ‘oily’ skin type. The type of topical creams and serums we use should always be chosen with our skin type in mind. For oily skin Dr Gertrude recommends Vitamin A above all else. Watch this video to find out why, and what other tips she has for those of us...

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Protect your Dec with BCMC

We have all seen celebrities who have beautiful faces but have neglected their décolletage (Think Marcia Brady currently on I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here Australia). In this video Dr Gertrude from BCMC talks about steps to prevent damage to this area as well as suggests treatments to correct damage already done....

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