Dr Shan Edwards - Dermatologist
Dr Edwards is a very experienced Dermatologist having been in practice for over 20 years.
She has a particular interest in :
- MELANOMA & SKIN CANCER
- Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer particularly Melanoma skin cancer
- Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, including DERMATOSCOPY
- FUNGAL and other types of skin infections and infestations
- VULVAL disorders - particularly Lichen Sclerosus and Lichen Planus
Dr Edwards works in private practice at the Dermatology Clinic at 110 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch.
Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases and skin cancer. A doctor who specialises in this is called a Dermatologist.
Dermatologist have wide expertise in all areas of skin disease, this includes conditions affecting the hair and nails, such as alopecia.
Monday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday : 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (alternating week to Ashburton clinic)
Thursday : 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (in same week as Ashburton clinic)
Wednesday : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (fortnightly)
A dermatologist will diagnose and treat skin diseases by taking a careful clinical history and examining the whole skin. It is important to know all the details at the time, particularly any MEDICINES taken, CREAMS and LOTIONS used that may have been obtained either from the referring doctor, chemist, friend or family.
A dermatologist is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
On occasion it is necessary to do a skin biopsy to either remove a suspected skin cancer, or to a make a correct diagnosis. This is a usually a simple minor procedure done under a local anaesthetic.
Scabies is a very common skin infection that is caused by a mite that burrows under the top layer of skin and lays its eggs. The eggs hatch in a few days. The skin then becomes very itchy and a red, raised rash may appear. Itching is worse at night… More
Acne is a skin disorder that is characterised by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and, in bad cases, cysts (deeper lumps). Acne usually starts at puberty and is in response to our body’s production of hormones, called androgens.… More
Fungal Skin Infections
Bacteria and a number of types of fungi live on the surface of the skin.… More
Bacterial Skin Infections
Our skin is our body’s first defence mechanism and even though many types of bacteria live on its surface, we still need a healthy, intact skin surface to maintain its defense.… More
There are several different types of eczema but all have a number of common symptoms, the main feature being red, inflamed, itchy skin. The skin can be covered with small, fluid-filled blisters that might ooze and form a scale or crust.… More
Psoriasis is a common, recurring (keeps coming back) skin condition that is hard to treat.… More
There are three main types of wart infections that occur on our body: common warts, plantar warts and venereal warts (genital warts).… More
New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… More
Minor Surgical Procedures (wide range performed)
Cryotherapy (Liquid Nitrogen treatment)
The Bealey Clinic:
Ample parking is located at the back of the Bealey Clinic.
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This page was last updated at 12:32PM on June 23, 2015. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Shan Edwards - Dermatologist.