Benign Lesion Removal

There are many types of benign skin lesions that can be removed with excellent cosmetic results. These include seborrheic keratoses, actinic keratoses, skin tags, sebaceous hyperplasia, xanthelasma, syringomas and naevi (moles). At Western Dermatology, we have a whole...

Complex Excision

A complex excision / repair occurs when primary closure of adjacent skin is not possible, so a flap or graft is required to deal with the wound. A “flap” is when tissue is taken from a local surrounding area and moved to where tissue is missing. A flap is required...

Having a Biopsy

Having a biopsy? What to expect A biopsy involves taking a small sample of the skin (usually 2 or 3mm) to determine the nature of a specific spot or lesion on the skin or to diagnose a rash. This is a very simple, quick and straight forward procedure undertaken in the...

Primary Excision

A primary excision involves removing your skin cancer or lesion and repairing it in a “side to side” fashion. This is performed using local anaesthetic and usually results in a straight scar placed in the direction of skin tension. The size of your scar will depend on...

Skin Cancer

​Skin cancer is very common in Australia. It is often caused by long-term sun exposure. Over 60% of fair Australians will have a skin cancer by the time they are 70. Certain people are at increased risks of developing a skin cancer including those who are outdoor...

Sunspots

Sunspots which are also known as actinic keratoses or solar keratoses are precancerous spots that occur on the skin with sun damage. They occur in sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, and arms and can also occur on the lower legs, especially in Australia. Only a...
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