Author: BCMC

Might be Mites

rosacea mites

Soooo… One theory on the cause of rosacea is mites. Rosacea comes in a few forms, but mostly it is redness of the cheeks and nose, sometimes mistaken for acne and is common in people of celtic origin who have white skin and blue eyes. The theory goes that tiny (0.3mm long), eight legged slug-looking beasties bury themselves into skin follicles on the...

Read More

Does Paw Paw Cream Treat Skin Cancer?

paw paw cream

Today’s blog idea came from a patient this morning. During his skin check we found a sunspot on his arm. He informed me he had been treating spots like that for years with paw paw cream, quite successfully. Pawpaw cream?! Half of my dear readers by now are scoffing – ‘pawpaw cream! May as well use crystals or something!’ , and the other...

Read More

Are Anti-Wrinkle Injections Right for Me?

wrinkle relaxers brisbane

You are starting to notice them more and more — those creases that line your skin. They usually appear anytime you smile or squint but recently, they seem to be entrenched within your skin. They are wrinkles and they are making you look and feel older. Treating the natural signs of ageing has come a long way. Plenty of treatment options are...

Read More

Good Morning, Everyone!

foods that beat beat cancer

For today’s blog, it’s good news. Scratching around PubMed looking for inspiration I came across two meta-analyses which caught my eye: Coffee, tea and caffeine intake and the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer: a review of the literature and meta-analysis. (Eur J Nutr. 2017 Feb;56 (1):1-12.) 2. Higher caffeinated coffee intake is associated with reduced malignant melanoma risk: A meta-analysis study. (PLoS One....

Read More

3 Causes of Skin Ageing and How to Prevent Them

anti ageing melbourne

DNA damage UV exposure ( yes, that old one ) causes damage to skin cells’ DNA that can lead to cancer. The UV damage is predictably (CPD) cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers,(80HdG )deamination of cytosine and (PC ) protein carbonylation How to prevent solar induced DNA damage Judicious sun dosing AND Triple therapy skin topicals This graph illustrates research performed by Emanuele Erizo, James Spencer and...

Read More

Excel V Laser Q&A

laser treatment brisbane

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...

Read More

What is Photo Dynamic Therapy?

photodynamic therapy redland city

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...

Read More

Niacin and the prevention of Squamous Cell Cancer

squamous cell cancer

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...

Read More

Talimogene, The First Ever Melanoma Vaccine

Talimogene

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

What is the hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial brisbane

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Melanoma Incidence in Queensland

Melanoma

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Acne Clinic

acne clinic brisbane

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...

Read More

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...

Read More