Skin Cancer & Sun Spots

Skin Cancer & Sun Spots

About Skin Cancer & Sun Spots

Australia’s extreme climate has given the country one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.

With a timely diagnosis and the right treatment options, not all types of skin cancer need to be life-threatening though.

At Skin Confidence, our team of highly qualified and experienced skin cancer doctors can assist with the analysis and treatment of most types of skin cancer lesions. We can also address sunspots, which are caused by an overproduction of pigment, using several proven treatment options.

Skin Cancer Checks

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia and regular skin checks are highly recommended.

At Skin Confidence, we perform in-depth skin cancer checks by thoroughly analysing areas of concern as well as the rest of the body using specialised equipment.

To create a detailed patient record, we will run through your medical history to identify any potential risk factors. A series of photos will also be taken of moles and lesions that need to be tracked for changes at future appointments. If any lesions are potentially dangerous, they will need to be sent off for testing.

Depending on the results, we can also refer you to other trusted skin cancer professionals as required.

Skin Confidence bulk bills on all skin cancer checks, which means there’s no out-of-pocket cost.

Get in touch

ENQUIRE NOW

If you would like to come in for a consultation or find out more about a procedure, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

At Skin Confidence, we perform in-depth skin cancer
checks by thoroughly analysing areas of concern as well as the
rest of the body using specialised equipment.

Skin Cancer Treatment Options

The following skin cancer treatment options are available at the Skin Confidence Clinic:

Skin Lesion Biopsy

If a skin lesion is identified as potentially harmful, a biopsy will be necessary. During a skin biopsy, a small sample of tissue is removed so that it can be examined at a laboratory. The skin is numbed before the biopsy to ensure your comfort and the procedure is very quick. By analysing the tissue under a microscope, we can tell whether a lesion is a cancer risk or has already become cancerous. Not all lesions need to be biopsied.

Skin Flaps & Grafts

In the event that the cancerous area is much larger or the cancer has spread, a skin graft or flap will be needed to cover up the wound.

A skin graft is a layer of skin that’s taken from one area of the body and placed over the area where the cancerous tissue was removed. The upper arm, thigh and buttock are some of the most common areas used for skin grafts.

Once the graft has been secured, it will slowly start to connect with the blood supply in the new area – this can take up to a week.

Skin flaps are slightly different to grafts in the sense that they’re taken from an area very close to the wound. The skin also tends to be a lot thicker. A flap isn’t cut away completely either – it will stay connected to its current blood supply.

Whether a skin flap or graft is the best option for you will be discussed during your consultation.

Skin Confidence bulk bills on all skin cancer checks, which means there’s no out-of-pocket cost.

Sunspot Treatment Options

Sunspots are very common but people who are over the age of 40 and have fair skin have a higher risk of developing them. Sunspots are flat brown spots that are caused by overexposure to the sun. The UV rays from the sun cause the pigmented cells of the skin to multiply, creating noticeable spots.

Sunspots vary in shape and size and are harmless. However, they can be removed for aesthetic reasons.

At Skin Confidence, we can treat sunspots in the following ways:

  • Cryotherapy- This procedure involves the application of liquid nitrogen to the unwanted sunspots for several seconds. The liquid nitrogen destroys the pigmented cells, leaving the area clearer and smoother. A local anaesthetic will be applied to make the treatment comfortable.
  • Curettage & Cautery- This is a pain-free form of electrosurgery that involves scraping the lesion off with a specialised tool before the wound is closed using heat. This helps stop any bleeding and kills off any potentially harmful cells in the area.
  • Photodynamic Therapy- During this procedure, the Healite II is used to resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Healite II uses low-level light therapy to promote healing and cell regeneration, which helps eliminate sunspots.
  • Topical Medication- We can also recommend a topical medication to get rid of unwanted sunspots on the face and body.

Your sunspot treatment options will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Related pages

Related Pages
Filter by
Post Page
Sort by

Beauty attracts the
eye, but personality
captures the heart

anonymous author