Our doctors are trained in the use of dermatoscopy in diagnosing skin lesions and experienced in the management of both cancerous and non cancerous skin lesions.
For non cancerous cosmetic mole removal, Dr Wong may use radiofrequency ablation or Erbium Laser to give a minimal scar result.
As all procedures will involve risks, it is important a thorough consultation be conducted to explain the possible risks and complications prior to any procedures, as good post operative management will reduce complications and improve the outcome.
It is highly recommended that skin checks (for skin cancers) be performed on a regularly basis usually annually. However for the high risk individuals this may be every 6 monthly.
If you notice any changes in size, shape, pattern, pigment changes to a pre-existing mole, or if you notice a newly developing pigmented lesion on the skin, please arrange to get a doctor’s advice.
Non melanoma skin cancers and certain types of pre-cancerous lesions can be treated using photodynamic therapy (PDT).
PDT involves the application of a photosensitizing agent to the areas that require treatment. When the photosensitizing agent is exposed to a specific wavelength of light, it produces a form of oxygen that destroys the surrounding cells. It is this chemical reaction caused by the exposure to light that destroys the cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions but leaving the surrounding healthy skin relatively unharmed.