Online Dermatology Consultations

Dermatologists at Melbourne Skin & Dermatology are trained at making a diagnosis on images and providing appropriate treatments with online consultations.

Melbourne Skin & Dermatology offers live video online consultations (telemedicine / teledermatology) for dermatological conditions.

An online dermatologist will provide a consultation and assess your skin with our thorough protocols to provide you with expert management in the comfort and safety of your home.

A working diagnosis is made, tests arranged if required, and your treatments (prescription or otherwise) can be delivered directly to your door.

How Much Do Online Dermatology Consultations Cost?


An initial online video consultation with a specialist dermatologist is approximately $180 out of pocket when you have a valid referral from a GP.

What Conditions Can Be Seen With An Online Appointment?

Dermatology is a unique speciality where a diagnosis can be made primarily based on the appearance of the condition.  Whilst getting your story is just as important, in most situations, seeing the skin problem alone gives us enough information to make a diagnosis and arrange appropriate management of your skin problem.

There are some skin conditions that are particularly easy to manage using online dermatology consultations.  Such conditions include;

  • Any rash
  • Skin allergies
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema and dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Melasma
  • Some forms of hair loss
  • Skin infections
  • Skin cancer concerns can be seen online in the first instance, and if concern is raised by your dermatologist, a subsequent face-to-face appointment is arranged.

How does the appointment work?

With an online video or telehealth dermatology consultation, a full medical history is taken in a live video discussion and your skin is examined.  Photos that you send us are also assessed. Further tests can be arranged if it becomes required.  Treatments are then provided with the ability for us to organise your dispensed medication to be posted directly to you so there is no need for you to collect a script or travel to a pharmacy.  A subsequent face-to-face consultation or procedure may be arranged if this thought to be required.

We use many forms of technology easily accessible by you for online skin consultations.  We make the process easy for you!


Step 1

Schedule an appointment with your selected dermatologist by calling us on 03 8595 4288

Step 2

Complete our secure online registration form and upload your referral (optional) and photos of your skin problem (optional).

Step 3

Once you have completed the two steps above, you will receive an email with further information.