Melbourne Hand Surgery 

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We recommend that adults and children over 12 wear face masks when attending our clinic, but no longer provide masks to patients and carers. Videoconsultations are conducted via telehealth at our dedicated virtual clinic. We are experiencing high demand for appointments hence require that all patients provide a referral prior to booking an appointment so that we can identify and manage urgent and emergency conditions in a timely manner, and so that our surgeons can assess your suitability for a telehealth appointment and identify any further information or tests that might be required before your consultation. If our surgeons assess that your condition (especially recent injuries) is best managed with hand therapy rather than surgery we may recommend that you see a qualified hand therapist (physiotherapist or occupational therapist) rather than schedule an appointment with our surgeons. Dr Tomlinson does not offer consultations and surgical services where a Medicare Rebatable Item Code does not apply; this includes injections for palmar hyperhidrosis. 

Skin cancer

Dr Jill Tomlinson offers a full range of hand and wrist surgery services at Melbourne Hand Surgery. The skin cancer information provided on this website covers:


If you cannot find what you are searching for within this list please use the "search" function on this website to find it - with many different categories of hand injuries this is the quickest way to find what you are looking for if you haven't already found it! If you can't find what you're looking for please contact us, so we can develop new content that will assist you and future visitors.

Sun exposure that doesn't result in sun burn can still cause damage to skin cells and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Evidence suggests that regular exposure to UV radiation year after year can also lead to skin cancer.
Source: Cancer Council Australia

Tanning is a sign that you have been exposed to enough UV radiation (from the sun or solarium) to damage your skin. This will eventually cause loss of elasticity (wrinkles), sagging, yellowish discolouration and even brown patches to appear on your skin. Worst of all, it increases your risk of skin cancer.
Source: Cancer Council Australia

A tan will offer limited protection from sunburn, but usually no more than SPF4, depending on your skin type. It does not protect from DNA damage, which can lead to skin cancer.
Source: Cancer Council Australia

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