Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC/rodent ulcer)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
During our lifetime, we accumulate sun exposure and this is believed to lead to skin changes. Some lesions that develop on our skin are benign, such as small visible thread veins but others are not and some may even be in the process of changing from benign to sinister. 90% of skin cancers are thought to be due to lifetime sun exposure. Lisa Greaney can advise you as to whether any lesions should be surgically removed, otherwise treated or monitored. Surgical removal itself can be achieved in several ways: some lesions are amenable to dermatological shaving, which will rarely leave any scars however, some may need to be formally removed. In these cases, Miss Greaney can advise on how to minimise the effect of unavoidable scarring such as camouflaging within the natural contours of the face.
Some skin lesions are present at birth or are acquired during childhood. Some may be disliked for cosmetic reasons. Lisa Greaney can advise you about management of your child’s lesion(s) and treat if appropriate. If treatment is required, this can be carried out in a hospital setting dedicated to children and with dedicated paediatric anaesthetists and nurses.
Lisa Greaney also provides reconstructive work following Mohs Micrographic Surgery, a gold-standard technique whereby the Mohs surgeon (who can be recommended by Miss Greaney) removes your skin lesion in a unique way in order to minimise the amount of skin removed. This is particularly important in the face where there is rarely any excess skin. Lisa Greaney will then work with your Mohs surgeon to reconstruct the defect in the best possible manner.