Dermatologists specialise in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Specific areas of expertise include acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, mole surveillance, cosmetic problems of the skin and conditions associated with sun damage and skin cancers. Dermatologists are doctors who have undertaken a number of extra years of training specifically in the area of dermatology. A series of rigorous exams are required to be passed before membership of the Australasian College of Dermatologists is granted.
Dr Kuchel has extensive experience in managing the effects of sun exposure on the skin. People with fair skin are particularly prone to skin cancers and actinic keratoses. Common forms of skin cancer include basal and squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas. Both surgical and non-surgical options for skin cancer management are offered. Comprehensive mole surveillance is also provided.
Educating our clients is key when it comes to skin health. Complementary sun smart education and product advice is available at the clinic to provide clients with an opportunity to enhance their skin health.
Our dermatologist also provides care for excessive sweating, medically termed hyperhidrosis. Several treatment options are available for sufferers of hyperhidrosis. Non-surgical and surgical options are available. Despite the numerous treatment options which are available, only 1/3 of patients seek treatment from their general practitioner. Treatment is important; hyperhidrosis causes not only physical discomfort, but a number of psychosocial issues. It affects individuals’ day-to-day functioning, confidence and performance at work. Sufferers of hyperhidrosis also have higher rates of depression.
Cosmetic dermatology is a growing field in medicine today. Now there is a range of invasive and minimally invasive procedures available to patients performed by their dermatologist. Cosmetic consults are also available. Hyaluronic acid fillers, botulinum toxin and peels are offered. Dr Kuchel also provides laser advice and has extensive experience using the Cutera 1064nm ndYAG facial vascular laser.