Living in a warm climate like the Costa del Sol, with an average of 300 days of sun per year, places us all at increased risk of sun related skin damage and therefore also of skin cancer.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is cumulative throughout our lifetime, in the same way as X-radiation is. We must hence be very aware of our higher risk and we should therefore use preventative measures and have regular checks. Please note that a Sun Protection Factor of 50, simply means that the penetration of UV radiation is delayed by 50 minutes.
Our specialist dermatologist doctor not only offers general dermatological checks but also offers a mole mapping service within our practice. This means that moles throughout the body, will be checked by dermoscopy and will be measured, photographed and charted. This permits a direct comparison with photographs of the same moles, in future years. Suspicious lesions will be excised and sent for pathological analysis.
Non-pigmented sun related skin lesions such as Actinic Keratoses and certain types of Basal Cell Carcinomas, can sometimes be treated during the consultation by Cryotherapy using liquid Nitrogen or with Photodynamic therapy.
Other common skin disorders treated on a regular basis include acne, eczema, psoriasis, scabies and other infections such as impetigo, warts and molluscum contagiosum.
As the specialist for the regional centre of sexually transmitted diseases for many years, our dermatologist accumulates a vast experience in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Problems like genital warts are treated during the consultation by cryotherapy.