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About Helena Rosengren

Skin Repair's chief doctor Helena Rosengren is also a senior lecturer at James Cook University, has published several papers in medical journals and runs skin cancer workshops for GPs all over Australia! Dr Rosengren is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine, and undertakes complex surgery with meticulous attention to cosmetic results.

Townsville says YES to zero deaths from melanoma

What a month! Townsville, we want to thank you for your support of Melanoma March. This is a hugely important national campaign organised by Melanoma Institute Australia, with the goal of achieving zero deaths from melanoma.  While it might seem like a pie-in-the-sky goal, leading Australian doctors believe it can be achieved this decade! How? [...]

Simple steps to save lives this Melanoma March

Melanoma is known as Australia’s national cancer, which makes Melanoma March a campaign of national importance. Now in its 11th year, Melanoma March is saving lives by raising awareness and funds for vital research.  Why is this campaign so important? Here’s a few sobering stats: 16,000 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma this year (with the [...]

Townsville shines a light on World Cancer Day

On 4 February, several Townsville landmarks will be lit up in blue and orange. Victoria Bridge, the Old Magistrates Court and the big Townsville sign will form part of coordinated lighting display of 50 landmarks across Australia & New Zealand.  Why? Today is international World Cancer Day, an annual initiative to create a future without [...]

It’s 2022, and it’s time to say ‘Game on Mole’

Exercise three times a week? Cut back on alcohol? Save for a holiday? It’s the start of a New Year, and many of us have set resolutions for 2022. While some resolutions require long-term commitment, if you haven’t considered it, it’s time to add one essential, easy goal for this year: join the ‘Game on [...]

Our Top Five Moments in 2021

2021 has been another year of ups and downs. Fortunately here in North Queensland, we’ve been able to (mostly) live without lockdowns, which has allowed us to actively participate in important campaigns. With Australia still leading the world with skin cancer rates, spreading the sun safety message is as important as ever!  We’ve whittled down [...]

The job’s not done until we’re all safe from the sun

It’s halfway through National Skin Cancer Action Week, Cancer Council’s annual campaign to promote vital sun protection. Can you believe that it has been 40 years since the original ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ campaign featuring Sid the Seagull? Despite the success of the original campaign, “Australia still has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the [...]

Should you book Full Body Photography?

Wondering if you should book Full Body Photography with your next skin check? Read on to find out more... We perform our Full Body Photography services using state-of-the-art equipment called the IntelliStudio2. The IntelliStudio2 brings this cutting-edge automated full-body mapping technology to North Queensland. As North Queensland is known as the ‘Skin Cancer Capital of [...]

The Fitzpatrick Skin Scale: Find Your Skin Type & Your Celebrity Skin Twin!

Is my skin shade ivory or porcelain?! If you’ve ever attempted to find the perfect foundation for your skin tone, you will understand just how hard skin typing can be. But it doesn’t need to be! What is the Fitzpatrick Skin Scale? The Fitzpatrick Scale was developed in 1975 and helps to provide a scientific classification [...]

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