Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, and it can affect all types of people, men, women, across all ages, ethnicities and communities. Skin cancer occurs when cells begin to grow at an uncontrollable and unpredictable rate. It occurs when DNA damage in skin cells is not able to be repaired. This damage is often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds that triggers mutations or genetic defects. This in turn causes skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant lesions or tumours.
We all know New Zealand’s sun isn’t the gentlest on the skin – that’s why our skin cancer rate is among the highest in the world. The blazing sunshine and hole in the ozone layer over New Zealand leads to thousands of people each year suffering from melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. Protect your skin in advance to save yourself a lot of worry and prevent yourself from becoming another skin cancer statistic. Find out how here.
We’ve treated over 20,000 patients with skin cancer over the last ten years, so we know just how common skin cancer is. If you do find yourself with a form of skin cancer, you’re definitely not alone! No matter when you’re affected, our team of skin cancer specialists will provide you with expert care – your partner along the way to skin health.
Not everyone has the same type of skin cancer, so it follows that not everyone needs the same treatment. At Skin Institute, you’ll find both simple and advanced skin cancer treatment and management, with specialty surgeries for difficult (and prominent) areas like the face. No matter how advanced your skin cancer, we’ve got a treatment to suit.
We have state-of-the art consulting rooms and operating theatres. Our theatres are equipped for undertaking surgery under sedation or general anaesthesia if necessary.
All our specialists are on the New Zealand Medical Council Specialist Register and are recognised by insurers.
Skin Institute clients benefit from the only nationwide multidisciplinary skin cancer organisation, which has an immense wealth of surgical expertise and knowledge of skin diseases.