Moles, cysts and other skin lesions can be removed under local anaesthetic very easily. Moles are removed by direct excision or shave excision. Direct excision will leave an initial scar which will heal well over time and shave excisions will avoid any scarring, but the mole will have a 30% chance of reappearing. Cysts and skin tags can also be removed at very low risk. View this procedure or read our FAQs.
The two main types of skin cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma can be treated via surgery. Depending on the type and stage of the cancer it can be treated either by direct excision or more complicated surgery. Stephen McCulley recommends treating skin cancer with surgery as early as possible to limit spread around the body. View this procedure or read our FAQs.
Poor scarring can occur for a variety of reasons and there are a number of treatments available to help reduce scars, though some patients will always heal with poor quality scars, and in this instance scar revision will not prevent poor healing. Scars can be revised by direct excision, steroid injections, silicone tape or gel and pressure garments. Hypertrophic scars will heal well after scar revision and keloid scars will initially look very good but have about 50% risk of coming back. View this procedure or read our FAQs.