Number of procedures/treatments required usually 1
Sedation – Most procedures are performed with no sedation depending on the patient comfort
Recovery time no down time although care will be necessary as there will be stitches
Cost approx $250 but will vary with size and number of moles Medicare rebate may be applicable
Treatment options or considerations creams, shaving the mole, IPL
Almost all of us have moles. Moles are not normally present at birth, but appear in childhood and early teenage years. By the age of 15, Australian children have an average of more than 50 moles.
Normal moles usually look alike, generally after the age of 25 the appearance of moles can change.
Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. More than 500,000 new cases are reported each year-and the incidence is rising faster than any other type of cancer.
While skin cancers can be found on any part of the body, about 80 percent appear on the face, head, or neck, where they can be disfiguring as well as dangerous.
Who Gets Skin Cancer…and Why?
The primary cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation -most often from the sun, but also from artificial sources like sunlamps and tanning booths. In fact, researchers believe that our quest for the perfect tan,
an increase in outdoor activities, and perhaps the thinning of the earth’s protective ozone layer are behind the alarming rise we’re now seeing in skin cancers.
Anyone can get skin cancer-no matter what your skin type, race or age, no matter where you live or what you do. But your risk is greater if…
* Your skin is fair and freckles easily.
* You have light-coloured hair and eyes.
* You have a large number of moles, or moles of unusual size or shape.
* You have a family history of skin cancer or a personal history of blistering sunburn.
* You spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors.
* You live closer to the equator, at a higher altitude, or in any place that gets intense, year-round sunshine.
* You received therapeutic radiation treatments for adolescent acne.
Types of Skin Cancer
By far the most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma. Fortunately, it’s also the least dangerous kind–it tends to grow slowly, and rarely spreads beyond its original site. Though basal cell carcinoma is seldom life-threatening, if left untreated it can grow deep beneath the skin and into the underlying tissue and bone, causing serious damage (particularly if it’s located near the eye).
For further information on our mole removal Treatments please either, call 03 9829 7777 or email us, for a no obligation appointment or inquire about options regarding your concerns.