Wednesday, 29 March 2017

1st Anniversary

It seems hard to believe but we have just celebrated the 1st anniversary of Auspoint Skin Cancer and Health Clinic. And what a year it has been!

During this time there have been many challenges, but also many great accomplishments.

Firstly we have progressively upgraded the facilities of the clinic, which includes acquiring more of state-of-the-art equipment to provide our clients with the best available service. This includes Titan & Acutip from Cutera.

Another significant technological innovation has been the introduction of a patient record system. This incorporates image capture of skin lesions, which greatly increases the efficiency and effectiveness of surveillance, follow-up and recall.

Very importantly, our principal skin cancer doctor, Shirley Liu, has now been joined by Dr Jason Giacomel, who has a special interest in skin cancer medicine for over 10 years. 

Jason is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and the International Dermoscopy Society. He has completed postgraduate diplomas in both dermatology (Cardiff University) and skin imaging/dermoscopy (University of Graz), with distinctions. 

He also has a keen interest in clinical research in skin cancer medicine, having authored or co-authored over 30 research articles in international, peer-reviewed dermatology journals, contributed to numerous book chapters, and co-edited two books on skin cancer diagnosis. In addition, Jason tutors on the dermoscopy course for Cardiff University and has attended skin cancer conferences and workshops at both the national and international level.

Also we now have a highly experienced dermal therapist working with us, Whitney, who has special interest in medical grade skin care technology, and provides treatments such as depigmentation treatment, vascular, acne scar therapy.

 Finally, and most importantly, we have built a very strong client base, many of whom are patients that we have been seeing for many years in other clinics, and who have now found our new location. It is very gratifying to see these patients go to the trouble of finding where we are, just to receive the level and quality of the treatment that they were accustomed to, and have not easily found elsewhere. Also we are seeing that many General Practitioners have also become aware of our clinic, and are referring their patients to us for more specialised skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.

In closing, we would like to remind you that summer is the peak risk period for sun-related skin damage, and we recommend that you come to us for expert evaluation and treatment.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Summer is Coming

Hello all,

I would like to take this opportunity to give you a reminder that now is a very good time to have a skin check done, just as summer is beginning and many of you will have greater sun exposure over the next few months.

As you will see from the information on my web page, ultraviolet radiation from sun exposure is a major cause of skin cancer in Australia. We have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and very sadly melanoma, one of the most dangerous types of skin cancer, is quite common, and is one of the deadliest cancers in the country. It the second biggest killer of young people in Australia (only below accidents and emergency), and kills more young people than any other cancer.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Auspoint Skin Cancer and Health Clinic

Hi, I’m Dr Shirley Liu, the principal doctor of Auspoint Skin Cancer and Health Clinic, in Como, Western Australia. We have recently opened, and are proud to have a very beautiful and welcoming clinic. The walls are decorated with artistically designed green and brown maple leaves, which represents recovery and life.

We take a holistic approach to skin damage would love to have you come and see us. Over the last few months since we opened I have seen many familiar faces of people who I have treated over the years, and who have followed and supported me during this time.

49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists & the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists

I recently attended the 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, and the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists.
Many aspects of melanoma were considered, including: the prognostic value of nomograms incorporating biomarkers in patients with melanoma; genetic testing in melanoma, management of metastatic melanoma; development of new melanoma drugs; machine intelligence and decision support in melanoma recognition; stress-induced drug resistance in melanoma, amongst many other very important topics

2016 Australasian Skin Cancer Congress

A very important meeting that I recently attended was the 2016 Australasian Skin Cancer Congress.

At this congress many very significant aspect of skin cancer were considered, including: the changing landscape of melanoma reporting; the management of metastatic melanoma: personalised approach to treating melanoma with radiotherapy; biological pathways to melanoma; dermoscopic correlations with histology; possible cures for melanoma; gamma knife radio surgery for melanoma brain metastasis;  side effects of targeted melanoma therapy; sentinel lymph node biopsy; adjuvant systemic therapy for melanoma, amongst many more very important topics.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Sun Damage Revision

Sun exposure can cause collagen damage, decreased collagen production and DNA damage in the skin. This can lead to an aged appearance, presenting with wrinkles, pigmentation, altered skin texture, redness, dilated veins, amongst many other changes.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

About Us


Auspoint Skin Cancer & Health Clinic is an integrated skin cancer clinic that focuses on skin cancer detection, treatment, and monitoring. In addition it provides a holistic approach to skin health, in particular related to sun damage.

Our services include: