Regular Clinic Checks
We recommend that you have a full skin check once a year. Higher risk patients (fair skin, large number of moles, previous history or family members with melanomas, red hair, history of significant sunburn or extended time outdoors) may need to attend more regularly, please consult with your doctor.
Early detection is extremely important. Contact us if you have a:
- If you have developed a new spot that is different from other spots around it
- If a spot, mole or unusual freckle has changed in shape, size, or colour
- If you have a sore that doesn’t heal
- Any skin spot that you are worried about.
Skin Cancer Excisions
Our doctors are experienced and trained at skin cancer removal. The procedure is usually simple and will be explained by your skin doctor. For this procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area, and then the skin cancer is excised along with some of the healthy skin tissue around it (margin). After the cancerous area is removed, the incision is closed with stitches. If the incision is large, sometimes a skin graft or flap is required