A Guide to Skin Tag Removal in New Zealand
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1w ago
What are Skin Tags? Have you noticed small, soft, flesh-coloured growths hanging off your skin? These common skin growths, known medically as acrochordons, are usually harmless and don’t pose any health risk. But they can be a nuisance and affect a person’s self-esteem especially if they are in visible areas of the body. Common Locations for Skin Tags on the Body They can appear anywhere on the body but they typically appear in areas where there is friction or rubbing against the skin.   Neck: They often appear due to the constant rubbing of jewelry or collars against the skin. Armpi ..read more
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Special Visit from Tony Marsh
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
We’re excited to have former Counties, Blues, Crusaders, Clermont, and Frace Les Bleus professional rugby player Tony Marsh as a new patient of NZ Skin Health! Tony had over 50 appearances for Counties Manukau and helped to clinch Super Rugby titles for the Blues and Crusaders. His rugby career culminated in representing France at centre in their 2002 6 Nations Grand Slam campaign, (where he played every minute of the tournament! ), and at the 2003 World Cup. Currently, Tony has been tackling the world of commercial real estate – working with the team at Colliers specializing in the Count ..read more
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What You Need to Know About Melanoma
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
What is Melanoma? ​​UV radiation from the sun causes two main types of skin cancers: melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancers (squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas). Melanoma develops in melanocytes – the type of cells that give colour to our skin, hair, and eyes. It is the most aggressive and life-threatening type of skin cancer due to its tendency to mutate and spread to other areas of the body. The cure rates differ greatly on the stage at the time of detection, which means regular skin assessments are very important for your health. How common is melanoma in NZ? Our clear air ..read more
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What is the Cost of Skin Cancer Screening without Insurance?
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
​​Who doesn’t love to spend time outdoors here in Aotearoa New Zealand? Surfing, hiking, snowboarding – no matter the season you’ll find Kiwis outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Unfortunately, our love for getting out in nature, as well as low ozone and haze levels, exposes Kiwis to high levels of damaging UV rays. So it’s no surprise that New Zealand has some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. In fact, they are one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in NZ. We don’t need to tell you how important early detection is for treating cancer. But we can share our exper ..read more
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What You Need to Know About Melanoma
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
What is Melanoma? ​​UV radiation from the sun causes two main types of skin cancers: melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancers (squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas). Melanoma develops in melanocytes – the type of cells that give colour to our skin, hair, and eyes. It is the most aggressive and life-threatening type of skin cancer due to its tendency to mutate and spread to other areas of the body. The cure rates differ greatly on the stage at the time of detection, which means regular skin assessments are very important for your health. How common is melanoma in NZ? Our clear air ..read more
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Why Workplace Skin Checks are So Important in New Zealand
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
Could one of your employees have undetected skin cancer? Unfortunately, this might well be the case, as New Zealand has one of the world’s highest skin cancer rates. Not a pleasant thought, but it’s better to be fully aware of the dangers we face so we can understand the importance of professional skin checks. Put simply, when it comes to skin cancer, early detection saves lives. This means regular skin assessments are a crucial part of any corporate wellness plan – especially if your employees are often exposed to the sun for long periods of time. However it can be difficult to organise time ..read more
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Covid Safety Precautions
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
Your Safety Comes First   As the country moves to the Orange Traffic Light System, New Zealand Skin Health will follow a set of guidelines to ensure the safety of both our clients as well as our staff from COVID-19. We are TRIPLE-vaccinated and regularly tested for COVID-19   To ensure a safe and worry-free experience for our clients, New Zealand Skin Health staff:   Are triple-vaccinated Undergo weekly testing for COVID-19 Thoroughly clean the clinic in between appointments COVID-19 Patient Guidelines   Before attending your scheduled appointment, please check if y ..read more
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Why Workplace Skin Checks are So Important in New Zealand
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
Could one of your employees have undetected skin cancer? Unfortunately, this might well be the case, as New Zealand has one of the world’s highest skin cancer rates. Not a pleasant thought, but it’s better to be fully aware of the dangers we face so we can understand the importance of professional skin checks. Put simply, when it comes to skin cancer, early detection saves lives. This means regular skin assessments are a crucial part of any corporate wellness plan – especially if your employees are often exposed to the sun for long periods of time. However it can be difficult to organise time ..read more
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Melanoma Awareness Month: Are You Scared of the Winter Sun?
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
May is when the world focuses on skin cancer awareness. Winter is hardly the time, you’d think, to worry about sunburn and melanoma. Well read on: because this could change – and save – your life. It’s worth remembering for a start, that New Zealand’s skin cancer rates are among the highest in the world. If you’re not scared of the winter sun, you should at least be wary. It’s not just our clear air. With less ozone above us and less haze and humidity in the atmosphere than more temperate countries, we certainly are exposed to more harmful UV rays than many. And UV, as we’ve discussed in an ea ..read more
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Covid Safety Precautions
NZ Skin Health Blog
by NZ Skin Health
1y ago
Your Safety Comes First   As the country moves to the Orange Traffic Light System, New Zealand Skin Health will follow a set of guidelines to ensure the safety of both our clients as well as our staff from COVID-19. We are TRIPLE-vaccinated and regularly tested for COVID-19   To ensure a safe and worry-free experience for our clients, New Zealand Skin Health staff:   Are triple-vaccinated Undergo weekly testing for COVID-19 Thoroughly clean the clinic in between appointments COVID-19 Patient Guidelines   Before attending your scheduled appointment, please check if y ..read more
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