Adrian C. Lim, MB BS, FACP, FACD

Central Sydney Dermatology

225 Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
02 9221 1477


Specialty: Dermatology

Dr. Adrian Lim, Dermatologist

Research Interests: Acne, Actinic Keratoses, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis


Dr. Adrian Lim has been practicing dermatology in Sydney, Australia for several years. He is a phlebologist and dermatologist with special expertise in varicose veins and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Lim began conducting Clinical Trials in 1998. Since this time, Dr. Lim has conducted trials for dermatologic conditions and diseases including actinic keratosis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis and basal cell carcinoma.

Dr. Lim is an experienced Dermatologist belonging to numerous associations including the Australasian College of Dermatologists, the Australasian College of Phlebology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology.


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Lee A, Lim A, Fischer G. Fractional carbon dioxide laser in recalcitrant vulval lichen sclerosus. Australas J Dermatol 2016 Feb; 57(1): 39-43. Epub 2015 Mar 5. PMID: 25755049 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12305

Griffiths CE, Reich K, Lebwohl M, van de Kerkhof P, Paul C, Menter A, Cameron GS, Erickson J, Zhang L, Secrest RJ, Ball S, Braun DK, Osuntokun OO, Heffernan MP, Nickoloff BJ, Papp K; UNCOVER-2 and UNCOVER-3 investigators. Comparison of ixekizumab with etanercept or placebo in moderate-to-severe psoriasis (UNCOVER-2 and UNCOVER-3): results from two phase 3 randomised trials. Lancet 2015 Aug 8; 386(9993): 541-51. Epub 2015 Jun 10. PMID: 26072109 / doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60125-8

Chee SN, Lowe P, Lim A. Laser skin resurfacing: A patient-centred classification based on downtime. Australas J Dermatol 2015 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25776106 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12303

Sebaratnam DF, Lim AC, Lowe PM, Goodman GJ, Bekhor P, Richards S. Lasers and laser-like devices: part two. Australas J Dermatol 2014 Feb; 55(1): 1-14. Epub 2013 Nov 11. PMID: 24433372 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12111

Dixit S, Lowe P, Fischer G, Lim A. Ice anaesthesia in procedural dermatology. Australas J Dermatol 2013 Nov; 54(4): 273-6. Epub 2013 Apr 26. PMID: 23617804 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12057

Dixit S, Fischer G, Lim A. Haemorrhagic purpura in an elderly man. BHD. Australas J Dermatol 2013 Aug; 54(3): 228-9. Epub 2013 Jun 10. PMID: 23750876 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12046

Stewart N, Lim AC, Lowe PM, Goodman G. Lasers and laser-like devices: part one. Australas J Dermatol 2013 Aug; 54(3): 173-83. Epub 2013 Apr 10. PMID: 23573909 / doi: 10.1111/ajd.12034

Lim AC, Lowe PM. Fractional filling with the microdepot technique as an alternative to bolus hyaluronic acid injections in facial volume restoration. Australas J Dermatol 2011 May; 52(2): 154-6. Epub 2011 Mar 29. PMID: 21605107 / doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2011.00748.x

Lim AC. Hyaluronic acid filler injections with a 31-gauge insulin syringe. Australas J Dermatol 2010 Feb; 51(1): 74-75. PMID: 20148851

Lim AC. A potpourri approach to hyaluronic acid filler injections. Australas J Dermatol 2010 Feb; 51(1): 76-78. PMID: 20148852

Chia AL, Simonova G, Dutta B, Lim A, Shumack S. Melanoma diagnosis: Australian dermatologists' number needed to treat. Australas J Dermatol 2008 Jan; 49(1): 12-5. PMID: 18186839

Moreno G, Lim A, Shumack S. Current therapies for Bowen’s disease. Medicine Today 2008; 9: 44-8.

Chia A, Moreno G, Lim A, Shumack S. Actinic keratoses. Aust Fam Physician 2007 Jul; 36(7): 539-543. PMID: 17619671

Moreno G, Tran H, Chia AL, Lim A, Shumack S. Prospective study to assess general practitioners' dermatological diagnostic skills in a referral setting. Australas J Dermatol 2007 May; 48(2): 77-82. PMID: 17535192

Moreno G, Chia AL, Lim A, Shumack S. Therapeutic options for Bowen’s disease. Australas J Dermatol 2007 Feb; 48(1): 1-8; quiz 9-10. PMID: 17222293

Le K, Lim A, Samaraweera U, Morrow C, See A. Multiple squamous cell carcinomas in a patient with mycosis fungoides. Australas J Dermatol 2005 Nov; 46(4): 270-273. PMID: 16197430

Le K, Lim A, Bullpitt P, Wood G. Intravascular B-cell lymphoma diagnosed by skin biopsy. Australas J Dermatol 2005 Nov; 46(4): 261-265. PMID: 16197428

Tran H, Chen K, Lim AC, Jabbour J, Shumack S. Assessing diagnostic skill in dermatology: a comparison between general practitioners and dermatologists. Australas J Dermatol 2005 Nov; 46(4): 230-234. PMID: 16197420

See A, Wargon O, Lim A, Sugo E, Le K. Neonatal lupus erythematosus presenting as papules on the feet. Australas J Dermatol 2005 Aug; 46(3): 172-176. PMID: 16008650

See A, Lim AC, Le K, See JA, Shumack SP. Operational teledermatology in Broken Hill, rural Australia. Australas J Dermatol 2005 Aug; 46(3): 144-149. PMID: 16008643

Kim Y, Marjoniemi VM, Diamond T, Lim A, Davis G, Murrell D. Androgenetic alopecia in a postmenopausal woman as a result of ovarian hyperthecosis. Australas J Dermatol 2003 Feb; 44(1): 62-6. PMID: 12581085

Aspres N, Egerton IB, Lim AC, Shumack SP. Imaging the skin. Australas J Dermatol 2003 Feb; 44(1): 19-27. PMID: 12581077

Lim AC, Freeman S. Allergic contact dermatitis to an expired moisturizer. Australas J Dermatol 2003; 44: 291-294. 10.1046/j.1440-0960.2004.00024

Chen K, Lim A, Shumack S. Teledermatology: influence of zoning and education on a clinician’s ability to observe peripheral lesions. Australas J Dermatol 2002 Aug; 43(3): 171-174. PMID: 12121392

Lim AC, Hart K, Murrell D. A granuloma annulare-like eruption associated with the use of amlodipine. Australas J Dermatol 2002 Feb; 43(1): 24-27. PMID: 11869204

Lim AC, Kossard S. Generalized essential telengiectasia: treatment with sodium tetradecyl sulphate sclerotherapy. Phlebology 2002; 6:26-28. ISSN 1441-7766.

Lim A. Dermatology Departments of Australia – An Interactive and Collaborative Website. 2001.

Lim AC. MCQ on vasculitis. Phlebology 2001; 54-55. ISSN 1441-7766.

Lim AC, See A, Shumack SP.  Progress in Australian teledermatology. J Telemed Telecare 2001; 7(Suppl 2):55-59. PMID: 11747660

Lim AC, Egerton IB, See A, Shumack SP. Accuracy and reliability of store-and-forward teledermatology: preliminary results from the St George Teledermatology Project. Australas J Dermatol 2001 Nov; 42(4): 247-251. PMID: 11903155

Lim AC, See A, Shumack SP. GP postgraduate dermatology training (Attitudes of post-training general practitioners and the effect of training on GP clinical practice and referral patterns). Aust Fam Physician 2001 Jun; 30(6): 526-527. PMID: 11458574

Lim A. Post-sclerotherapy paraesthesia – a report of two cases. Phlebology 2000; 4: 75-78. ISSN 1441-7766.

Lim AC, Shumack SP. Accessibility and remoteness index of Australia - dermatologists (letter to the editor). Australas J Dermatol 2000; 41: 264. ISSN 0004-8380.

Lim AC, Stiel J, Blome SA, Yip MY. A case of mistaken identity. A rare presentation of gonadal dysgenesis. Aust Fam Physician 2000 Oct; 29(10): 945-947. PMID: 11059083

Parsi K, Lim A. Extended long line echosclerotherapy (ELLE) – review of technique. Phlebology 2000; 4: 6-10. ISSN 1441-7766.

Lim AC, Egerton IB, Shumack SP. Telemedicine: applications in phlebology. Phlebology 2000; 4: 16-21. ISSN 1441-7766.

Lim AC, Egerton IB, Shumack SP. Australian teledermatology: the patient, the doctor, and their government. Australas J Dermatol 2000 Feb; 41(1): 8-13. PMID: 10715894

Lim A, Parsi K. Post-sclerotherapy hypertrichosis: 2 case reports and a survey of local incidence and discussion of pathogenesis. Phlebology (reprinted with permission) 1999; 3: 59-62. ISSN 1441-7766.

Lim A, Parsi K. Heparinoid creams post-sclerotherapy – more harm than good? Phlebology 1999; 3: 32-34. ISSN 1441-7766.

Lim A, Parsi K. Post-sclerotherapy hypertrichosis: 2 case reports and a survey of local incidence and discussion of pathogenesis. Phlebologie, Annales Vasculaires 1999; 52: 335-9.

Lim A, Parsi K. Blood vessels 2: endothelial cell biology, cytokines and a discussion of angiogenesis. Phlebology 1999; 3: 13-24. ISSN 1441-7766.

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