Did you know that a tan is a sign of sun damage?
Your skin tans in response to being damaged by the sun. It is your skin cells being damaged by UVB rays. Any amount of sun exposure without protective clothing and sunscreen is doing your skin damage – this includes the Winter sun and overcast days!!
Did you know that sun exposure may contribute to up to 90% of the visible signs of ageing?
Get ready to book more wrinkle relaxer appointments if you don’t cover up in the sun! Sun exposure (even briefly) can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin. This can cause premature ageing, wrinkles, pigmentation and sagging. The changes in your skin caused by the sun can be distinguished by the natural changes caused by age.
Did you know that “A study by Brown University in the US which followed 100,000 women over a twenty-year period found that five serious sunburns between the ages of 15-20 increased their chances of being diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer by 80%.”
The fact is that every time you get sunburnt, it increases your chances of getting skin cancer. Skin cancer accounts for around 80% of all cancers diagnosed in Australia.
Did you know the most effective way to treat melanoma is a surgery to remove the tumour?
Melanoma is the formation of cancer cells in the skin. It is important to recognise the signs of melanoma including:
It is extremely important to book regular skin check-ups to identify any melanoma cases as early as possible for immediate treatment.
Early stages of melanoma can be treated with removal surgery in which the cancerous cells are excised. If the cancer is located on sensitive parts of the body such as the face, the patient may need to see a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with the skills to remove the cancer with limited scarring.
Did you know that Dr Mark Hanikeri is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and the Clinical Director, Western Australia Melanoma Advisory Service?
Dr Mark Hanikeri is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with the sought-after skills to perform melanoma surgery with as little scarring to the patient as possible.
If you would like to discuss your options with Dr Mark Hanikeri in Perth, please call:
Ph: 9380 0311
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Statement in response to media coverage on the Medical Journal of Australia’s paper on Breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA- ALCL)