Doctor Parker has always had a passion and interest in medicine. He completed his MBChB Medical Degree at the University of Cape Town Medical School. During his final year, Dr Parker received the Dr Helen Brown Medal for achieving the second highest marks in Medicine in the year of his qualification. The following three years included a variety of medical disciplines including General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Paediatrics. He has also served on the Steering Committee of SHAWCO Health and served as a Senior Committee member of the UCT Surgical Society.
A dermatologist is a doctor that has dedicated at least four years of time to specialise in all aspects of skin care. This is after completing six years of medical school first. We treat all conditions related to the skin, hair, nails and mucosal surfaces. The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it is the part of us that we present to the world. Dermatologists treat skin conditions in all age groups, from birth to old age.
We offer a comprehensive and ethical cosmetic service at the practice.
Treatments are suited to the individual patient. The safety of the patient will always be the first priority during treatments. Enhancing our patient’s natural beauty is our ethos.
We strive to provide a natural healthy look with all procedures.
We strive to offer a one-stop-service for patients requiring surgical procedures wherever possible. This includes dermatological diagnosis, biopsy or excision of the offending lesion.
Most small to medium skin cancers are able to be done and removed at the practice. If needed, our plastic surgeon is available to assist with larger and more complex procedures.
We have an innate understanding of our clients’ aesthetic needs and concerns. Dr Parker and his aesthetic team are able to provide our patients with the very best in aesthetic treatments. In an ethical manner enhancing the patient’s natural beauty to keep patients looking healthy and natural using Phi to create balanced facial proportions.
The Dermatology and Hair Institute offers an integrative approach to your health, each patient is an individual and requires a holistic approach to treatment.
We combine all the below to best cater for all your individual needs for the optimal outcome.
Botulinum toxin treatments like Botox or Disport injections are the gold standard for preventing wrinkles.
There are many different types of hair loss patterns, each with their own individual treatment and management. We use specialised tests and equipment to diagnose the many forms of hair loss.
Most hair loss is reversible, however some types such as Cicatricial alopecia are irreversible. There are however treatment plans.
At The Dermatology and Hair Institute our dermatologists have vast experience in the detection and diagnosis of skin cancer in both its early and advanced stages.
It is also very important to keep in mind that preventative assessment and care may significantly lower the risks of skin cancer.
Since 2019, Parker Dermatology has been working on a telemedicine platform component of the dermatology practice.
His commitment to staying relevant and remaining at the forefront of medical dermatology to provide the best possible service and the easiest access to dermatology has led him to online consultations for acne, rashes, pigmentation and scarring.