The doctors can perform minor surgeries including biopsies, removal of skin lesions and some skin cancers, and removal of cysts.
Full Skin Check
Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Early detection of skin cancer is the best prevention.
The skin cancer doctors perform comprehensive, full body skin checks. Skin spots can appear anywhere on the body and a thorough skin check involves getting undressed down to your underwear. This enables the doctor to perform a full skin examination, checking for sunspots or other skin cancer concerns. Our purpose-built consultation rooms offer privacy curtains and modesty sheets for your comfort.
If you have a particular skin spot that you have only just noticed or one that is causing you particular concern, you can see one of the skin cancer doctors to just get that spot checked, particularly if you have only recently had a full skin check and are not yet due another. You can elect to have a shorter appointment for a spot check only.
We all have skin spots, but getting to know what could be a skin cancer and what signs to look out for is important. Skin spots can change, and new skin spots appear throughout our lives.
To formally identify a skin cancer and determine the appropriate course of treatment, this generally involves a surgical procedure performed by a trained skin cancer doctor. This simple, quick procedure (usually within 30 minutes) is performed under local anaesthetic only (numbing injection) at the clinic.
Brisbane City Skin Clinic has a comfortable and well-equipped clinical treatment room with Registered Nurse support. Our skin cancer doctors will discuss the procedure with you, including post-operative care and recovery.
Scar removal procedures are performed by the skin specialists at Brisbane City Skin Clinic as way of treating keloid or hypertrophic scarring. Scarring can occur after a cut, an accident, following an insect bite or from acne. Scars generally settle down over time. However, occasionally they turn into a keloid or hypertrophic scar.
Once the skin GP has completed a full skin check, they can discuss options for skin tag removal or cyst removal, depending on the lesion. Cysts are benign lesions that tend to occur on the face, back or neck. They are usually an accumulation of sebaceous fluid. Some go away on their own, others need to be removed. Cyst removal can be performed at clinic.
Some skin conditions can be managed by the skin cancer doctors, without the need for surgery. Our skin GP’s commonly use cryotherapy (freezing) at Brisbane City Skin Clinic. Cryotherapy can be used for: wart treatment (viral warts) and other skin lesions such as sun spots (actinic keratosis).