Skin Cancer Treatments

Depending on the type, size and depth of the skin cancer, treatment options will be discussed with you. These may include a cream, cryotherapy (freezing technique using liquid nitrogen), electrocautery (burnt using electric cauterisation) or surgical removal (excision).

If surgical removal is required, the surgeon will carefully examine and explain the procedure (to ensure you fully understand what is involved and consent to it). The area will then be cleaned with an antibacterial solution (to reduce infection risk) and marked. A small amount of local anaesthetic is injected into the area to ensure removal is pain free. The area will be made sterile and the lesion excised. The wound will be closed with or without stitches (depending on the procedure) and dressing applied. Aftercare will be discussed and information leaflet given.

If you have a lesion that you are concerned about, please do not hesitate to contact us at Quality Health Care Ltd to book a face to face consultation with one of our Dermatology Specialty Doctors.