<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1045997865545657&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

We go above and beyond to ensure your skin health needs are met with expert diagnosis and treatment. We strive to deliver prompt, efficient and effective treatments that minimise scarring. Most skin cancers can be completely cured if detected early.

The treatment you receive will depend on multiple factors:

  • The types of skin cancer: for example, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. Some cancers are more dangerous than others and all must be treated with appropriate techniques.
  • The size: Some cancers can spread out across a larger area of skin, or may have penetrated deeper into underlying tissues.
  • The location: A skin cancer on your arm will require different treatment to a cancer on a body part, which is more sensitive.
  • Whether it has spread to other parts of your body: Sometimes, skin cancers can spread to other body organs, requiring a combination of different treatment methods.

Some skin cancers are removed with surgery. This involves excising the cancerous spot using a scalpel blade, after the area is numbed with a local anaesthetic. The doctor will remove a margin of surrounding tissue as well, to ensure the entire skin cancer has been successfully excised. The wound is sealed with sutures and dressed.

How it works

In most cases, your doctor will take a biopsy of a suspicious lesion during your skin cancer check. This tissue sample is sent to a pathology laboratory for diagnosis, which may take several days. We will notify you about the results of your biopsy and, if required, an appointment will be made for you to receive treatment. Your doctor will explain the recommended treatment, including preparations, aftercare, and what you can expect from the procedure. The majority of skin cancers can be treated in our purpose-built facilities, and in rare cases we may refer you for treatment at a hospital.

There are three ways a biopsy can be performed

  1. For a punch biopsy, the doctor uses a small tool to extract a tube-shaped sample of skin and some underlying tissue.
  2. A shave biopsy involves using a tool to scrape a small sample of tissue from the surface of the skin.
  3. An excision biopsy refers to the complete removal of the suspicious spot and a margin of surrounding tissue, usually through the use of a scalpel blade.
Punch Biopsy 1
Shave Biopsy
Excision 1

There are also non-surgical treatment options, which the doctor will consider if appropriate.

  1. Curettage: The doctor removes the skin cancer by scraping it with a sharp instrument and burning the tissue to eliminate cancer cell remnants. This is often used to treat superficial cancers confined to the top layer of skin.
  2. Cryotherapy: The doctor freezes the skin cancer with liquid nitrogen, killing the tumour cells.
  3. Topical treatments: This involves the application of creams that stimulate the immune system and promote your own body to destroy the cancer naturally.

If your skin cancer is at an advanced stage or has spread to other organs, we will assist you with onward referral to undergo radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Don’t worry – if detected early, this is a highly unlikely outcome.

Curettage and Cautery 1
Cryotherapy 1
Topical Treatment 1

Benefits

Immediate care for your skin cancer concerns

When detected early, most skin cancers can be completely cured with a one-time treatment, avoiding complex and costly procedures in the future.

Less scars

Minimise scarring and disfigurement with non-surgical treatment options and early-intervention surgical procedures performed by experienced Skin Cancer Doctors.

Dedicated operating theatres and aftercare

Benefit from the latest technology and tools in skin cancer treatment, including purpose-built operating theatres and dedicated nursing support for your post-treatment aftercare.

Skin Cancer Treatments Benefits

Frequently asked questions

Can I choose my skin cancer treatment?
Read More

Your doctor will recommend a skin cancer treatment based on the type of skin cancer you have, its stage, and its location on your body. Different skin cancer treatments are suitable for different circumstances.

Close
Why are skin cancer procedures not performed at the same time as skin checks?
Read More

Skin checks and procedures are not performed at the same time to minimise the risk of infection and help reduce your waiting time.

Close
How long is the recovery time after skin cancer treatment?
Read More

Post-treatment recovery time varies depending on the type of skin cancer, the area of the body, and the complexity of the procedure. Your doctor will give you appropriate advice before your skin cancer treatment so you will be prepared.

Close
Will I need chemotherapy or radiotherapy to treat skin cancer?
Read More

If your skin cancer is at an advanced stage or has spread to other organs, we will assist you with onward referral to undergo radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Don’t worry – if detected early, this is a highly unlikely outcome.

Close
Will I need a follow-up appointment after my skin cancer treatment?
Read More

Our doctors are supported by a dedicated team of nursing staff to help manage your post-treatment aftercare. You may need to see us for a follow-up appointment to dress your wounds, remove stitches, or check on the progress or efficacy of your skin cancer treatment. 

If you have been treated for skin cancer, you may be at high risk of the disease and your doctor may recommend more regular follow-up skin cancer checks.

Close

Skin health tips for you

If your skin cancer doctor finds a suspicious spot during your regular skin check, they may need to take a biopsy. That sounds a lot scarier than it
Living in the country with the highest skin cancer rate in the world, skin cancer is top of mind for many Australians. After all, two thirds of us
One of the most important things to a parent is keeping their child healthy, so a question commonly asked by concerned mums and dads is whether
Edit icon - 1

We know skin

Medical and cosmetic 
skin concerns addressed
by certified skin experts.

we keep you safe

We keep you safe

Expert consultations and
safe treatments delivered
in a medical facility.

we achieve results

We delve deeper

Comprehensive approach
to overall skin health and
personalised treatments.

we delve deeper

We achieve results

Patient-centred focus to
achieve healthy, beautiful
skin for life.