The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has people worried. What can you do if you are concerned you may have it?
First, thoroughly read the latest information at https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert.
If, based on your travel and the latest information at the link above, you are at risk, the next step is to decide how sick you are. If you are mildly sick, CALL your GP. Please let reception know that you are specifically concerned that you may have the novel coronavirus. Wait at home until you hear back from the clinic. If you are very unwell, CALL your local Emergency Department. They will advise you about what to do next.
PLEASE CALL. DO NOT ARRIVE AT A CLINIC OR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS WITHOUT CALLING AHEAD.
What can you do to minimise your risk of catching it?
We are exposed to coronaviruses regularly, they are part of the many viruses that cause the common cold. COVID-19 is a new virus from the coronavirus family that has not been seen in humans before.
Minimising your risk is the same as minimising your risk of any cold or flu:
- Wash your hands a lot. Use soap and lather for 20 seconds. Use sanitiser as well, or instead if water is not available.
- Avoid touching your face, especially after touching something communal like a door handle or trolley.
- Avoid unnecessary contact with people. If you like to give a traditional kiss on the cheek (or 2 or 3), hug, or handshake, consider changing to fist bumps (followed by handwashing) or tapping toes instead.
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Dr Margaret Cotter – Skin Rejuvenation Clinic
Dr Cotter has undertaken advanced training courses in aesthetic medicine treatments achieving certification from the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine (ABAM) in order to provide clients with the latest clinically tested skin rejuvenation treatments. Many, such as dermal fillers have been designed to support underlying skin structures by facilitating the body’s production of collagen.
Our Australian climate predisposes our skin to premature ageing processes. Men and women of all ages can benefit from hydrating treatments that replenish moisture levels within the internal skin structures. These moisture retaining therapies can be effective for up to 9 months (depending on individual responsiveness).
Skin treatments utilised for wrinkle reduction can also be used quite successfully to treat excessive underarm sweating and have other medically based applications. Facial rejuvenation treatments using *Clear and Brilliant*TM laser technology, medical grade skin peels and PDT treatments are also available with no post-treatment ‘down time’. The integrity of the skin is progressively enhanced throughout the course of the treatments.
Practitioner use only skin care products are used for all treatments. These include: Dermocosmedica and Allmedic. Authentic Obagi products are also available.
Please contact us on 07 3177 1040 to obtain a full list of available services, prices or to make an appointment.
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