is a doctor who treats diseases of the skin whilst a surgical
(or oncologic surgeon) will use surgery to treat cancer. Skin cancer forms in the tissues of the skin. There are several types of skin cancer. Cancer that forms in melanocytes (skin cells that make pigment) is called
. Cancer that forms in the lower part of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) is called basal cell
. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common and Melanoma less common but more dangerous. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. If left untreated, cancer cells can spread from the skin into other tissues and organs. Fair complexion, older age, genetics and excess sun exposure all play a part in increasing risk of developing skin cancer. Most skin cancers form in older people on parts of the body exposed to the sun or in those with weakened immune systems. Different types of skin cancer require different treatment approaches. Surgical removal of the cancer is very common. Minimising sun exposure is the best way to prevent skin damage, including many types of skin cancer.ing sun exposure is the best way to prevent skin damage, including many types of skin cancer.
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cne and acne scarring
Age spots, freckles and pigmentation
Broken blood vessels
Skin cancer detection and treatment (including Mohs)
Skin Cancer Surgery, Carpal Tunnel & Cubital Tunnel Surgery,
Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Breast Reconstruction & Aesthetic Breast Surgery . . . .
Adult & Paediatric ENT Surgery, Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Nasal, Facial & Periorbital Reconstruction, Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, Otoplasty . . . .