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Skin Cancer Check in: are you safe? Plastic Surgeon outlines guide to managing your skin

Just because the days are shorter and colder and those beautiful sunny beach days have turned into those spent inside with layers of clothing – it does not mean skin checks are any less important. Despite how conscientious you may think you are the sun protection, constantly lathering up during the summertime, have you ever had a proper skin check?

Closeup of dermatologist examining mole on hand of female patient in clinic

That seemingly harmless and innocent looking sun spot or mole could potentially be something far more serious. We have all heard the news that, according to the Cancer Council, Australia has among the highest rates of melanoma and skin cancers in the world. So it is extremely important to regularly check your skin and any new lumps, bumps or changes should always be examined by an expert for proper diagnosis.

Prevention as well as treatment of sun damage is integral to maintaining youthful and healthy skin and to protect against the harmful effects of over exposure to the sun. Your best bet for an at home beauty treatment is broad spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays. NOTE: Not all sunscreens protect against both of these, and also, some sunscreens  have additives added that are actually harmful and clogging to your skin. Buyer beware!

There is a common misconception that you should only wear sunscreen when you go to the beach, however here at The Eden Institute we suggest wearing a high SPF sunscreen on a daily basis under your makeup, as we have exposure in numerous situations throughout the day. At the Eden MediSpa we offer a range of innovative products promoting sun protection, many of which have been combined with everyday skincare creams.

Sun protection also helps with preventing premature ageing. If you’ve been feeling as though this has already begun to affect you, why not give us a call on 02 8814 5800 and talk to one of our MediSpa Nurses who will be able to advise you on a range of treatments including Cosmetic Injections, Medical Grade Laser and Medical Grade Skincare.

In the majority of cases, the most effective way of treating skin cancer is to remove it, which also requires a margin of safety surrounding this lesion.  The resulting deficit created by the surgery may then require varying degrees of reconstruction.

Skin cancer removal is a serious surgery, and often takes place in a very visible area such as the face. For this reason, it is very important to choose a surgeon who has experience in not only removing skin cancer but also restoring the affected area to  be aesthetically  as close as possible to its previous state, and leaving as little scarring as possible.

Dr Edinburg is a qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, with extensive experience in removing skin cancers and helping the affected area look as undamaged as possible.

If you are interested in our Medical-Grade Skincare products, or further information on skin cancer removal, or treatments for a range of skin concerns, including pigmentation, you can contact the Eden Institute on 02 8814 5800.

 

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