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APJ Q2: ARE YOU KEPT BUSY WITH THESE PROCEDURES? Indeed, after the US, Australia is the second nation in the world with the most incidents of skin cancer. Our long summers and outdoor living often contribute to a high susceptibility for skin cancers for many individuals. Left untreated, these lesions can be life-threatening. My role is to investigate all lesions of the body and to conduct a head-to-toe cancer screening using Dermatoscope. This allows us to identify any suspect lesions and to determine an appropriate course of action in their removal. APJ Q3: WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE THE MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK? Generally speaking lesions are unsightly and when removed, clients are so relieved. Skin tags for instance, can also be problematic in that they can catch on jewellery and can be traumatised. As my speciality is lesions and lesion removal it is very rewarding to help my clients feel better about themselves. Additionally, when it comes to suspect lesions that are, or could become malignant, this is a case where I can save a

person’s life and this is perhaps the most rewarding of all. Knowing that I can diagnose an early onset of skin cancer and save a life is an incredible feeling. APJ Q4: ARE YOUR CLIENTS PREDOMINANTLY WOMEN? I would have to say that I have more or less 50% female clients and 50% male. I guess the sun does not discriminate. Regardless, I always aim to provide a through, caring and professional service always focusing on what is best for my client. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work within the wonderful medical team at The Pond Medical Centre and it is rewarding to service the community in this capacity. I also value my membership to APAN and appreciate their on-going support and guidance in understanding regulations and laws, as well as maintaining my on-going professional development. I do hope one day that this life-saving service can also be acknowledged by the relevant authorities to secure refunds under private health cover. APJ Nagi Awad can be located at The Ponds Shopping Centre, 25 The Ponds Blvd, The Ponds NSW 2769. PH:02 8883 3033.

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Profile for APAN - Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network

APJ Vol 38 2018  

Aesthetics Practitioners Journal Volume 38 Spring 2018 - The official publication of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)

APJ Vol 38 2018  

Aesthetics Practitioners Journal Volume 38 Spring 2018 - The official publication of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)

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