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Virtual Consultations with Dr Davin Lim

Dr Davin Lim, Dermatologist.

Cutis Dermatology offers a high end virtual consultation service by the Internationally acclaimed dermatologist, Dr Davin Lim. This strategic consultation navigates patients through the commercial world of skin, allowing you to reach your goals faster. 

This highly structured virtual consultation which takes into account your goals, history & clinical findings. Please read our FAQs below to see if this service suits you.

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常见问题

What types of skin concerns are suited to this service?

Our virtual platform has four aims-

  1. Pre consultation to services that we provide. Examples include surgical procedures, laser resurfacing, scar revision procedures, & cosmetic injectables such as anti-wrinkle & fillers. 
  2. Independent assessment for your skin problems. This strategic analysis assesses conditions including acne,scarring, pigmentation, rosacea & cosmetic issues including anti-aging. 
  3. Skincare guide to healthy skin. A virtual consultation with Dr Davin Lim will guide you as to the best products for your skin goals. 
  4. Treatment strategy for your skin condition. Davin will provide a second opinion for complex skin disorders. 

*Note charges apply should you require a further consultation.

How much is our virtual strategic skin consultation?

$490 AUD. A typical consultation ranges from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on complexity. 

Following a virtual consultation you will be given a summary of the topics discussed & a treatment plan for your records.

How to get started?

Contact the administration staff at  bookings@cutis.com.au

The initial step is to understand your skin concerns. We employ a structured questionnaire that will be sent to you prior to the virtual consultation. The next step is to book a suitable time for a video call with Dr Davin Lim. 

Can a virtual strategic skin consult be converted to a treatment plan?

Yes. Dr Davin Lim uses this platform to assess your suitability for procedures including surgery, laser resurfacing, injectables, scar management & mitigation. 

During the consultation he will discuss factors such as expected outcomes, downtime, risks, as well as costs. A detailed treatment plan will follow each consultation. 

How does our virtual service differ from a normal consultation?

This service represents an unbiased report that spans medical dermatology, surgical, lasers, energy devices, injectables such as dermal fillers & anti-wrinkle, through to skin care advice. 

It covers everything from skin care to surgical procedures & provides a detailed pathway that forms part of the foundation for a treatment plan, a second (or third opinion), or as an independent report on your skin condition. 

This service also covers aspects of medical dermatology, providing diagnosis, differential diagnoses, a treatment plan, giving you direction as to who to see & the best course of action to take.

Can medications be prescribed online?

This virtual consultation is designed to provide you with a strategic management plan to treat your acne. I do not prescribe any medications during this process (as this requires follow ups & in most cases investigations).

Will I require a follow up?

Follow ups are often required for treatment of conditions such as acne, pigmentation & other chronic skin disorders. Dr Lim may take on the job as your treating dermatologist. During the initial consultation he will inform you of the projected timeline & number of subsequent consultations. This will enable you to make an informed decision whether to carry on with this service, or visit a dermatologist for an in person appointment.

Is our virtual service open to everyone?

Yes. Whether you live in Brisbane or Brussels our virtual service is available to everyone. Patients under the age of 17 must have an adult present during the consultation. 

Does private insurance cover the costs of a virtual consultation?

No if you have Australian health insurance, possibly if you have international private insurance. You need to check with your insurance provider. 

Does Medicare cover the costs of a virtual consultation?

No, as in most cases this service is classed as cosmetic & not medical. Additionally consultations do not fall under the bulk-billed clause of Medicare (as of late 2022).

What conditions don’t we treat virtually?

Kids rashes (pediatric dermatology). This is outside the scope of interest of Dr Davin Lim.

Nail disorders (often need a clipping or biopsy). You are better served with a proper consultation by a medical dermatologist. Investigations are often required.

Psychodermatology: body dysmorphic disorder is not our specialty. You are best served by visiting a psychiatrist or psychologist.

Do we offer free virtual consultations?

Yes, but only in an academic setting. This service is called a store & forward virtual consultation. Your dermatologist or cosmetic physician may utilize platforms such as IMCAS, AMET, & RealSelf to obtain a second opinion.

Dr Lim may be involved in providing a diagnosis or treatment plan, but will not be involved in patient management. Store & forward consults can also be arranged by device companies including Candela, Cynosure, Lumenis, Lutronic & other companies that we represent. Patient management is undertaken by your real time physician as most cases require follow-ups & treatments.

Virtual consults / teledermatology; why is this an efficient service?

Time is our greatest asset, hence why virtual consultation is the most efficient way to tee up with a dermatologist. Dr Davin Lim has uniquely positioned this service as a strategic time saver to enable you to obtain your skin goals in the fastest way possible.

Our service is best utilized as a road map for you, rather than a treatment portal. More on that later. 

Cost vs time ratio. 

A normal traditional live time consultation goes something like this:

  1. Realize your skin concern.
  2. Book an appointment with your GP (to get a referral).
  3. Take time off work to see your GP.
  4. Drive. Find car parking (or public transport).
  5. Wait for your turn.
  6. See GP, voice concerns, ask for a referral.
  7. Pay the GP consultation fee.
  8. Wait for a referral to be generated.
  9. Email your referral to a dermatologist, wait for an appointment slot (usually 2-6 months).
  10. Take time off work to see your dermatologist.
  11. Drive.Find car parking (or public transport).
  12. Wait for your turn.
  13. Consultation. 
  14. Pay the dermatologist consultation fee.
  15. Wait for the report, then action it. 

For busy individuals, this is the most inefficient way of consultation. The virtual strategic consultation eliminates wait times & fast tracks the process. It differs from a normal consultation by providing an unbiased pathway for you to obtain your skin goals. It can also be used as a consultation for treatment, acknowledging that follow ups are usually required. 

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