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Skin Checks & Excisions

This information is about skin checks and excisions, important procedures for maintaining skin health at any stage of life. Our objective is to offer clear and concise guidance to aid in understanding the significance of regular skin checks, identifying potential skin issues, and exploring effective strategies for skin excisions when necessary.

What are Skin Checks and Excisions? 

Skin checks involve examining your skin for any abnormalities, such as moles, lesions, or growths. Excision is a procedure to remove suspicious or problematic skin lesions, often to prevent or treat skin cancer. 

Symptoms:

Skin abnormalities that may warrant a skin check or excision include: 

  • Changes in the size, shape, colour, or texture of moles or spots 

  • New growths or lesions on the skin 

  • Sores that don't heal 

  • Itching, bleeding, or pain in a specific area of the skin

Causes:

Skin changes and abnormalities can be caused by various factors, including: 

  • Sun exposure: UV radiation from the sun can damage skin cells and increase the risk of skin cancer. 

  • Genetics: A family history of skin cancer or certain genetic conditions may increase susceptibility to skin abnormalities. 

  • Age: As we age, our skin may develop more moles or lesions, and the risk of skin cancer increases. 

  • Infections 

Diagnosis:

Skin checks involve a visual examination of your skin by a healthcare professional. Suspicious lesions or growths may be further evaluated using a dermatoscope or by biopsy, where a small sample of tissue is removed for examination under a microscope. 

Treatment & Excision:

If a suspicious lesion is identified, your doctor may recommend an excision to remove it. Excision is typically performed under local anaesthesia and involves cutting out the abnormal tissue. This procedure can help prevent the spread of skin cancer and provide a definitive diagnosis. 

Prognosis:

Early detection and treatment of skin abnormalities through regular skin checks and excision can greatly improve prognosis and reduce the risk of skin cancer progression or complications. 

How Bondi Road Doctors Can Help: 

At Bondi Road Doctors, we offer comprehensive skin checks and excision services to help you maintain healthy skin and detect any potential skin concerns early. Our experienced healthcare professionals provide thorough skin examinations and perform excisions when necessary, using advanced techniques to ensure optimal results and patient comfort. We are here to provide compassionate care and support to help you maintain healthy skin and detect any potential issues early. Don't wait until it's too late. Protect your skin health with regular skin checks and timely excisions.  

To take proactive steps towards healthier skin and ensure you receive the best care for skin checks and excision, our experienced doctors are available for appointments. The following doctors have a particular interest in the condition: 

Dr. David Kriukelis - Book Now 

Dr. Elysia Thornton Benko - Book Now 

Dr. David Baker - Book Now

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