General Dermatology

At Skindepth Dermatology we have the great privilege of caring for skin throughout all ages. We care for the skin of children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. We provide a comprehensive array of dermatological services including skin cancer checks, skin cancer removal, treatment of acne and acne scarring, skin care consultations and medical grade laser treatments. We work collaboratively with a range of specialists and therapists including plastic surgeons, gynecologists, and dermal clinicians. We have all your skin bases covered.
Below are some common skin conditions we treat regularly.


Dermatologists now know that acne is a chronic disease, and at Skindepth we believe in producing a life plan to both control and keep pimples away.

Acne is a chronic condition, that affects teenagers and very commonly, adults. It is the result of increased hormonal activity (androgens) that causes an increase in the production of oil (sebum) in the skin. This oiliness clogs the pores (sebaceous glands) which allows bacteria to grow. Inflammation (redness, lumps and cysts) and pus develops.

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Treating Acne

Treatment of acne generally involves reducing the oil in the skin, clearing out the pores and controlling any inflammation. Treatment usually starts topically with a range of skin products or prescription grade retinol and antibiotics. Oral agents may also be required. These can be oral antibiotics, oral hormonal treatments, or oral isotretinoin.

While acne treatment predominantly has a medical influence, we believe that acne should also be treated from the inside. This holistic approach involves evening out the hormones, modifying your diet and reducing levels of inflammation inside your body.

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Chemical Peels in Acne

Chemical peels are a widely used treatment to help manage acne.

They are often added into therapies like retinoids and antibiotics. Countless studies have supported the efficacy for acne peels in diminishing breakouts and improving skin texture and tone. A series of acne peels can show improvement over a short period of time. The most commonly used chemical peels in treating acne are salicylic acid, resorcinol, lactic acid and pyruvic acid. Our team can tailor the best treatment for your acne.

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Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin manifesting as pimples and pustules or red bumps, skin irritation and sensitivity and facial redness and flushing. In the late stages, enlarging of the nose may occur.

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Treating Rosacea

Rosacea can be controlled by an overall approach, with a combination of medicines, skin care and, if required, laser treatment. Rosacea skin is often very sensitive and will not tolerate many things, so it’s important to have a consultation with our Dermatologists to work out the best treatment plan for you.

Dr. Priska McDonald
Dr. Priska McDonald

Psoriasis is an inflammation of the skin that is hereditary. It has various forms, but mostly appears as red scaly or flakey skin particularly on the elbows, knees and scalp. It can also affect the palms and soles of the feet and hands or developed pustules.

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Treating Psoriasis

Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis, but it can be effectively managed with the right medicines, phototherapy and the latest injectable treatments called biologics.

At Skindepth, we understand how physically and psychologically debilitating psoriasis can be. This is why the Skindepth team are so passionate about doing everything possible to help sufferers lead a better quality of life.

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Firstly, what are biologic agents? They are medicines that have only recently appeared on the market for the treatment of severe chronic plaque psoriasis. Biologics have been literally life-changing for many patients who suffer from psoriasis. The dramatic results mean that people who have been covered in scaly skin for years, can now experience the joy of clear skin!

TNF (tumour necrosis factor inhibitors) Humira, Enbrel and Remicade, and IL-17 inhibitors (Stelara and Cosentyx) are most commonly prescribed. IL-23 agents such as Tremfya and Ilyuma are the newest biologics on the block. These medicines are expensive, but if you do qualify (by meeting a number of criteria), government funding can be prescribed through a dermatologist. Our dermatologists can assess whether you are eligible for these agents.

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