Paul Jarrett - Dermatologist
Paul Jarrett has been in private practice for over 10 years. His private practice is located at Marina Specialists, Half Moon Bay.
He is also a Consultant Dermatologist in the Department of Dermatology, Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland.
Paul Jarrett has interest in all areas of dermatology including skin cancer and inflammatory dermatoses. He has a specific focus in medical dermatology including psoriasis, eczema and acne with a sub-specialty interest in connective tissue disease.
His research interests are psoriasis, cutaneous lupus and the psychological effects of skin disease.
He completed his dermatology training in Auckland, Hamilton and at the University Hospitals of Leeds and Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Paul Jarrett is a fellow of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc and a member of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society, the British Association of Dermatology and the European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus.
Paul Jarrett is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, The University of Auckland.
Paul Jarrett consults at Marina Specialists every Friday afternoon from 1.00pm until 4.00pm
During the consultation you will be asked lots of questions about your skin condition. If you are taking any medications please bring these with you to the consultation. During the examination a chaperone will always be available if required. If you wish, please feel free to bring a support person to the consultation.
A dermatologist can, in some cases, diagnose skin conditions just by looking at them. At times a biopsy has to be taken so that a diagnosis can be made. A biopsy is the removal of a small (3-5mm) piece of the skin for examination under a microscope. This is a painless procedure performed using a local anaesthetic. It is often done, if needed, at the time of the consultation. A skin scrape may be needed to diagnose a fungal infection. Blood tests may also be required to help diagnose the skin condition.
Further follow-up appointments may be needed to discuss the results or assess the response to treatment.
Dermnet is an excellent New Zealand based website with information that will help you to understand your skin condition.
New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… 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
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
Psoriasis is a common, recurring (keeps coming back) skin condition that is hard to treat.… More
Rosacea is a disorder that causes redness, spots and flushing of the cheeks.… More
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
There are a number of different types of cutaneous lupus erythematosus.… More
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
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 three main types of wart infections that occur on our body: common warts, plantar warts and venereal warts (genital warts).… More
There is ample parking at Marina Medical.
09 534 4040
09 537 0147
Half Moon Bay,
Half Moon Bay,
PO Box 54140,
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This page was last updated at 4:49PM on January 5, 2015. This information is reviewed and edited by Paul Jarrett - Dermatologist.