LEVIN FAMILY HEALTH - Open 1st August 2023

Skin Lesions

Diagnosing skin lesions is a crucial step in providing appropriate interventions and treatments. Levin Family Health highlights the importance of accurate diagnosis and the subsequent interventions for skin lesions.

  1. Clinical Assessment: Our skilled healthcare professionals,, use clinical assessment techniques to examine skin lesions. They evaluate various factors, including the lesion's appearance, size, color, texture, and location, as well as any accompanying symptoms or patient history.

  2. Dermatoscopy: Dermatoscopy, also known as epiluminescence microscopy, is a non-invasive technique that allows for a magnified view of skin lesions. It aids in distinguishing benign lesions from potentially malignant ones, assisting in the diagnostic process.

  3. Biopsy: In some cases, a biopsy may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis. A sample of the skin lesion is obtained and sent to a laboratory for microscopic examination. This helps identify the type of lesion, such as a benign growth, a premalignant condition, or a malignant tumor.

  4. Interventions: After a definitive diagnosis, appropriate interventions can be implemented. These interventions vary depending on the type and severity of the skin lesion. They may include surgical excision, cryotherapy, laser therapy, topical medications, or systemic treatments like chemotherapy or immunotherapy in cases of malignancies. (referral will be made to relevant specialists should they require further intervention).

  5. Patient Education and Follow-up: Following a diagnosis, healthcare professionals provide patients with education and guidance regarding their specific skin lesion. This may involve information on self-care measures, wound management, potential complications, and the importance of regular follow-up appointments for monitoring and additional interventions if required.

Accurately diagnosing skin lesions is crucial for determining the appropriate interventions and treatments. Clinical assessment, Dermatoscopy, and biopsies are essential tools in the diagnostic process. Once diagnosed, appropriate interventions can be implemented, ranging from minimally invasive treatments to more invasive procedures or systemic therapies. Patient education and regular follow-up ensure proper management and ongoing monitoring of the skin lesion. By following a comprehensive approach, our healthcare team can help improve outcomes and patient satisfaction in the management of skin lesions.

Levin Family Health recommend an annual skin cancer check with a dermatologist or GP. It is important to be aware of changes to moles, freckles, or spots, and to have them checked by a doctor immediately. Some of our practitioners also offer mole, wart, and skin cancer removal operations, as well as removal of lumps and bumps, basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer removal, and reconstruction of defects for excellent cosmetic results. He is also skilled in treatment of varicose veins, circumcision, vasectomy, in-growing toenails etc. To book an appointment for minor surgery, you can use the Manage My Health patient portal if you have one.

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