Skin Cancer Clinic

Dermatology


Skin Cancer Clinic

La Belle Forme is considered to be one of Scotland’s leading Dermatology clinics. Led by Consultant Surgeons,  we provide two core clinics within the Glasgow Day Surgery Centre, these include:

  • Skin Cancer Clinic
  • Mole Clinic

A unique aspect of our surveillance service is early intervention. In cases where we detect problems, which in some cases can be significant, immediate intervention can take place to cut out the area of concern. On the same day, the specimen has been removed, it is sent to a local lab, with results normally returned within 48 hours.

A brief description of the services we offer is listed below:

Skin Cancer Clinics

As many of us have moved towards a more active lifestyle with people taking up outdoor activities to improve their health and wellbeing, we have increased our risk of skin cancer. The main cause of skin cancers is exposure to damaging UV light that the sun produces and to which we are exposed on a daily basis. Other artificial sources of UV light, such as sunlamps and tanning beds, also increase your risk of developing skin cancer, as does repeated sunburn.

There are other contributory factors such as family history. Although it is not a major risk factor, some families have a higher than the average number of members who develop this condition. If this applies to you please undertake routine checks with a dermatologist.
As with any cancer, early detection and treatment are key. We offer a see-and-treat service where, if you have suspected skin cancer, you can meet with a dermatologist. If there is anything untoward a qualified plastic surgeon can excise (cut out) and suspicious lesions; and we can get the specimen to a local lab the same day. Test results are normally within 48 hours.
In most cases, we are pleased to say that lesions that are cut out are not malignant, but there is peace of mind in knowing that everything is OK.

Mole Clinics

Mole Clinics

Our Mole Clinic provides you with an assessment of moles and pigmented lesions you may be concerned about. In most cases, moles are just benign coloured growth on the surface of the skin and are nothing to worry about. Moles normally appear during childhood and adolescence and are normally stable in size and colour when you reach adulthood. If you have moles that start to change colour, size or become broken on the surface you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Unlike other mole clinics held in pharmacies or beauty salons, at our clinic, a surgeon will review your moles and investigate in detail any that may be of concern. As with our skin cancer clinic, these can be removed and sent for analysis the same day.

Procedures

  • Primary excision of malignant lesion – Head & Neck
  • Primary excision of malignant lesion – Trunk & Limbs
  • Curettage/cryotherapy of lesion of skin (including cauterisation)
  • Shave biopsy of lesion of skin
  • Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue –  Head & Neck (excluding lipoma)
  • Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue – Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma)
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What our patients say

"I had a wonderful experience with from start to finish. The surgeon listened to my concerns and expectations from my treatment and answered fully any questions that I had. Delighted with the overall result"

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To book any one of our: Skin Cancer or Mole clinics call us directly on 0141 552 0828 or complete our simple Enquiry Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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