Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body?
Our skin is a complex organ with multiple important roles. When something goes wrong with our skin, as opposed to say plaque building up in our arteries, often we can’t hide it and that can cause not only discomfort but also embarrassment. The health of our skin can play an enormous role in how we feel about ourselves and has the potential to impact our mood.
That is why I am honoured to speak with skin expert, dermatologist, Dr Emma Ryan. Emma will help us understand how our skin is made up, what factors can impact the appearance of our skin and how best to care for our skin.
We’ll focus in on that common skin condition affecting many of our teens, acne, including its causes, how it can impact self-esteem and best treatment options available.
Mature skin is the other topic we cover in depth. Emma explains how and why our skin ages and gives an excellent overview of treatments available to help improve the appearance of ageing skin from cosmeceuticals and laser and even Botox.
Dr Emma Ryan is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and visiting specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital. She also has a private proactive in Adelaide, Adelaide Skin & Eye Centre. Emma practices both medical and surgical dermatology. Her particular interests include paediatric dermatology, acne and acne scarring, cancer surveillance, inflammatory skin disease and cosmetic dermatology.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
All About Acne: https://acne.org.au/about/
Sunsmart App: https://www.cancersa.org.au/prevention/sunsmart/sunsmart-resources/sunsmart-apps/sunsmart-app/