Treatment of skin lesions such as removal of moles, cysts, scars and many skin cancer/early melanoma treatments are common procedures that can be often be performed by Dr Cope under local anaesthetic in his rooms, avoiding the need for day surgery, with most patients returning to work immediately. *
More complex skin cancer/melanoma treatment may require admission to hospital, usually either as a day surgery admission or overnight stay.
For patients with widespread actinic keratoses, which develop into skin cancers, treatment with resurfacing lasers such as the HALO laser improves the health of the skin, reducing the need for other treatments by decreasing the number of keratoses by 80-85%.
Recent research has shown that Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) taken orally also reduces the incidence of skin cancers. (reference Damian D. American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2015)
Patients should also use medical grade skin care regimes with vitamin A, antioxidants such as vitamin C & E, as well as broad spectrum sunscreen containing 5-7% zinc oxide and mineral makeup everyday to protect themselves from sun damage.
*Note results may vary from person to person