Excision of Melanoma
Melanocytes produce a pigment called melanin, which determines the colour of our skin. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in these skin cells called melanocytes. It primarily occurs on the skin, but can also occur in other parts including the eyes and the bowel. Melanoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumour that spreads to other parts of your body and is considered the most dangerous skin cancer, which can even lead to death when not diagnosed and treated early. Melanoma surgery is the standard first line treatment for melanoma.
Excision of Skin Lesions
A lesion is an abnormal lump, bump or crack on the skin that can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous). It can occur on the face, causing cosmetic problems. Your surgeon may recommend removal of the facial skin lesion as a treatment or for diagnostic purposes.
Excision of Cysts
Cysts are sac-like structures that contain fluid or semi-solid material. Sebaceous cysts are common benign (non-cancerous) growths on the skin that develop on the face, neck and trunk regions. Most are harmless, but you may choose to remove a cyst if it causes pain or for cosmetic reasons. Cyst excision is a simple and quick procedure.