Skin Health

Skin health

The skin

The skin is the biggest organ in the body and is an ever-changing organ that contains many specialized cells and structures. The skin is about 70% water, 25% protein and 2% lipids. The skin functions as:

  • A protective barrier.
  • Maintaining the proper temperature for the body to function.
  • It gathers sensory information from the environment
  • Plays an active role in the immune system protecting us from disease.

Most people will develop some kind of skin condition at some time in their life. It is important that you keep your skin healthy by moisturising your skin (at least three times per day if you suffer from dry skin), drinking lots of water to keep the skin hydrated, stop smoking and protecting the skin from sun damage.

Waverley GP doctors are trained in a wide range of general dermatology issues, including skin cancer checks. Regardless of your skin tone, we recommend patients get screened for suspicious spots and moles regularly.

Early detection is vital.

The doctors also treat:

  • Rashes/Allergies
  • Adolescent and adult acne
  • Cryotherapy and diathermy
  • Eczema and psoriasis
  • Skin infections
  • Hair loss – male and female
  • Excisions
  • Moles 
  • Skin cancers

We also have a dedicated skin cancer clinic for mole assessment and surveillance.


Services Our Patients Value

  • Weight Loss Clinic
  • Minor Surgery
  • Podiatrist
  • Women's Men's & Children's Health
  • Nurse Support
  • Radiology X-ray & Ultrasound (at Waverley Private Hosp)
  • Travel & Childhood Vaccination
  • Driving & Employment Medicals
  • Specialists
  • Yellow Fever Accredited
  • Workcover
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Pathology (Dorevitch)
  • Dietitian
  • Skin Checks
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapist