Almost half of the adult population will have at least one form of skin cancer during their life. We are determined to help prevent and treat precancerous lesions before progressing to skin cancer for our sun lovers here in Adelaide.
Our aim at epiclinic® is to prevent skin cancer occurring by regular maintenance with Fraxel® Laser, broad-spectrum quality sunscreen, skin care and education.
There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. All three types generally require some form of surgical intervention. Ongoing surveillance is also needed to ensure these cancers do not progress.
Basal cell carcinomas are the most common and least aggressive form of skin cancer. They continue to grow only in their original location. BCCs do not tend to spread to elsewhere in the body.
Removal of most skin cancers can be performed under local anaesthetic. After skin cancer removal it is not uncommon to close the wound with sutures.
Although we are not a skin cancer clinic, if we come across a suspicious lesion we can do this in our Adelaide practice.