For patients over 40, the most common skin cancers are not generally malignant, but can cause problems with ulceration, scarring and disfigurement. These skin cancers (often referred to as BCC’s and SCC’s) generally occur on sun exposed areas such as the face, head, neck and arms but can occur on any area of the body previously exposed to the sun.
It is important that these skin cancers be accurately diagnosed and completely treated, before they can cause problems. At the Ipswich Skin Clinic we have full biopsy facilities and use the two most common ways to handle these skin cancers, namely cryosurgery and excisional surgery.
The Ipswich Skin Clinic has a fully equipped operating theatre, and uses the latest surgical techniques to completely remove troublesome skin cancers. In addition, we have expertise in facial reconstruction and flap surgery, which we believe gives a better cosmetic result.
All operations are done under local anaesthetic and typically, are arranged by appointment only. Fees and charges for this surgery will be explained to you at the time the surgery is booked.