Laser Skin Treatment, Skin Cancer Removal & Dermal Therapy
Dr Scott Turner works with dermal therapists and laser specialists who provide microdermabrasion treatment, dermal therapy, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin treatment, tattoo removal and IPL skin rejuvenation
Dermal therapy is a service provided by Dr Scott Turner’s practice in Dee Why. What is dermal therapy? Dermal therapy is the term that covers a range of treatments that assist with anti-aging and addressing other skin imperfections or damaged skin.
Dermal therapy falls into the same category as laser skin treatment, but involve other treatments that don't involve the use of lasers. Dermal Therapists have more formal training than a beauty therapist and a dermal therapist can also take care of laser treatments, depending on the type of laser.
You'll find a dermal therapist at Dr Scott Turner’s practice has who takes care of skin assessment, medical grade skin peels, chemical peels, skin needling and microdermabrasion.
The practice also has mild laser treatment which is called non-ablative laser therapy. There's no downtime for this type of therapy, which means there’s no need for rest or recovery.
Non-ablative laser therapy is a more gentle type of laser treatment for minor skin concerns such as soft pigmentation.
The practice also has a specific laser clinician who simply does laser treatment.
The laser clinician uses an ablative laser which goes a lot deeper. It's full skin rejuvenation with more downtime.
When it comes to ablative treatment the patient needs less treatment. It might only be needed once every couple of years. It might be a one-off treatment for some patients.
An ablative laser is a lot more intense and it goes deeper into the derma. The laser clinician specifically just does laser for dermal therapy.
The laser treatment at Dr Scott Turner’s practice can assist you with scar management, skin cancer removal, dermal therapy, laser skin tightening, microdermabrasion treatment, laser skin resurfacing, tattoo removal and IPL skin rejuvenation.
Dermal therapy or laser therapy?
When people enquire about laser treatment they're generally unsure as to what their needs are, but want to go with something that is more ablative, a treatment that will give them more of a result.
The practice will recommend them to see Dr Turner to be assessed, so he can actually identify what the issues are and recommend whether laser is the best option for them.
Alternatively, the practice also offers the dermal therapy option. This is for people who want to have a maintenance program.
It's for patients who are happy to have things like therapy once a month or once every 6 to 8 weeks to maintain a skin condition.
It depends on the outcome and what the issues are. That is what determines which direction the doctor puts the patient towards; whether with the surgeon or directly with the dermal therapist.
Are you looking for a dermal therapist on Northern Beaches or in North Sydney? Contact Dr Scott Turner's practice to enquire about procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, laser skin treatment, skin needling and tattoo removal.
A dermal therapist is a medical grade beauty therapist.
Dermal therapy is medical grade treatment and the therapist requires certain certifications and diplomas to be able to treat as a dermal therapist.
They work with plastic clinics and cosmetics clinics and with doctors.
For laser specifically, Dr Turner treats resurfacing problems such as wrinkles and fine lines, uneven skin tone, any age spots or pigmentation, sun damage, acne scarring and surgical or trauma scarring.
The doctor also treats post-surgical scars, anything from breast augmentation to tummy tucks and more.
One of the laser machines is called the Quanta CO2 laser. There's different settings on the laser machine so it depends on the needs of the patient as to the depth that the doctor needs to go to.
It comes down to what intensity and what level the doctor needs the machine on.
The doctor will determine whether he needs to have the machine on stronger or lower setting depending on each individual case.
The laser has different settings and strengths for different areas of the body.
Learn about scar management, skin cancer removal, laser skin tightening and laser treatment
Dr Scott Turner's practice classifies skin cancer removal as reconstruction surgery. This service is quite popular with skin cancer patients due to being treated as reconstruction surgery.
A plastic surgeon is able to do the procedures with minimal scarring and improved healing with certain wounds.
The practice has lots of patients around the area who present with lesions on their face, nose, ears very delicate parts of the body.
A specialist is able to repair those areas with minimal scarring and reconstruct by using skin grafting, fat grafting etc…
Those methods can be necessary when removing lesions that need to have quite a substantial amount of matter removed. Sometimes the surgeon has to cut quite wide on the patient's face or cheek.
The surgeon is able to reconstruct and keep scarring minimal.
Generally skin cancer patients have been referred to the practice.
Their GP has already assessed them and have already attempted to remove a small portion of the skin cancer.
If pathology comes back and says it there’s still some left, they need a specialist to go in and remove more of the area.
That's when Dr Turner will take care of it. And he’s able to do it without leaving too much of an impact on the patient's body.
Generally if patient has come in and the doctor notices that something isn’t right, or if someone wants a standard mole removed he'll send it off to pathology to test it to make sure everything is okay with it and no extra area has to be removed.
Even though patient's are referred to Dr Turner he also has the specialty to know if something isn’t right and the ability to test it as well.
Dr Scott Turner is primarily a cosmetic practice
Dr Scott Turner is a plastic surgeon and completes a lot of elective surgery in his work.
The cosmetic work includes elective surgery procedures along with nonsurgical procedures.
In addition, the doctor also works with skin cancer patients doing hand work like skin repair. All nonsurgical work is done in the practice. This is any type of treatment where no sedation is required.
Some types of minor surgery are also completed as in-room procedures.
This includes things like removal of minor skin lesions, some scar revision for post operation that need their scars revised and nipple correction surgery. Minor cosmetic surgery procedures that just need a localised area to be sedated opposed to full sedation.
Anything beyond that, more major surgeries that need sedation Dr Turner will do at hospital.
See Dr Turner if you want to have skin procedures that result in minimal scarring
Whether your skin issue is acne scars, sun damage, skin cancer, broken capillaries, dry skin, tattoo colours, hypertrophic and keloid scars...
Dr Scott Turner's skin treatments and healing process will leave you with minimal scar tissue.
The modern practice has the latest in laser technology including Quanta CO2 laser and Erbium laser.
Procedures that are undertaken include laser resurfacing, laser tattoo removal, chemical peel, collagen production, skin resurfacing, IPL skin and IPL treatment.
If you're a local, see Dr Turner for laser skin resurfacing, laser skin treatment, skin needling and tattoo removal.