GP Care provides a high quality Minor Surgery Service to private patients in order to remove various inconvenient or unsightly skin lesions such as:
- Skin tags
- and certain types of warts.
For skin lesions that are appropriate for the service and removed, patients are given aftercare information in order to advise the patient of what to expect after their operation and to help with looking after the wound according to the type of surgery that was used.
In general, as it is Skin Awareness Week, here are some tips on how to look after your skin which, after all, is the body’s largest organ:
- Protect, protect, protect!
How many times do you apply a sun screen? Just a few days of the year when it’s sunny or when you’re on holiday? The advice is to wear a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sun screen on a daily basis, even on cloudy days as harmful UV sunrays can still damage the skin.
- Stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet.
Drink plenty of water to avoid skin drying out and ensure you are eating a healthy and varied diet that gives you a good mix of vitamins and minerals, protein, carbohydrates and a small amount of fat whilst keeping to low levels of refined sugars, salt and saturated fats.
- Quit smoking.
It is thought that smoking reduces the elasticity of the skin by breaking down and/or reducing the production of collagen in the skin, causing wrinkles and making the skin look old.
- Get plenty of sleep.
Making sure you get a good night’s sleep keeps your skin healthy and remember, if you wear make-up, make sure you remove it before you go to bed.
If you have a skin lesion that you would like removing please contact our Minor Surgery Service on 0333 332 2107 for more information or to book an appointment.