When skin cancer is near your eyes, it is called periocular skin cancer. Skin cancer can arise from any of the types of cells in your skin. The most common form is basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Both basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are relatively slow growing. The less common melanomas, which appear from the pigment producing melanocytes, are a more serious form of cancer.
You Have Just Had Skin Cancer Removed
What do I do now?
Is it too late to repair and protect my skin?
What are my risks of another one occuring?
These are 3 of the most frequently asked questions by our patients following skin cancer diagnosis & surgery.
To answer these questions one must first understand that the tissue surrounding a skin cancer is not only abnormal but may also be pre-cancerous.
Skin cancer is usually the result of malignant change in one or more cells as a result of many years of accumulated UV sun damage to cellular DNA.
The skin surrounding a skin cancer has had similar UV exposure and this phenomenon is known as field cancerisation. The accumulated solar damage and future skin cancer risk is not only limited to the area around the skin cancer, but can also occur in other chronically UV exposed area on other parts of the body.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a revolutionary new way to treat sub damaged, blemished and aged skin on all areas of the body. By using PDT’s non-invasive light technology, doctors can now treat a range of skin conditions in a fast, relatively painless and affordable way with minimal side effects and downtime.
To find out more about Photodynamic Therapy contact our team at Preface Specialist Cosmetic Facial Surgery & Laser.