Skin Cancer Checks and Surgery


What is skin cancer?

Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

Approximately, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.*1

Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.*2



Every year, in Australia:

  • more than 12,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma each year, it is among the five most commonly diagnosed cancers in all age groups *3
  • the main cause of all types of skin cancer is over exposure to UV radiation *4

Dr Chris has a wealth of experience and expertise in skin cancer check and surgery. He has run dedicated Skin Cancer Clinics all over Adelaide for over 10 years. Spot checks and head to toe checks as well as surgery to remove skin cancers are available in clinic at Burnside Cosmetic.

For added peace of mind, we recommend you booking in a head to toe skin cancer check.

Stats sourced from: Understanding Skin Cancer publication available at 

1* Source: page 14

2* Source: page 14

3* Source: Page 9

4* Source: page 14

For further information of skin cancer check and surgery please contact us at Burnside Cosmetic. Medicare rebates apply.

See here for more information & tips on what to look out for.

How We are Different


Personalised & Discreet

The focus is on you and your treatment outcomes. Dr Chris and Nurse Claire pride themselves on offering a professional, personalized and discreet service in a welcoming environment.


Doctor Always Onsite

In this largely de-regulated industry, you can rest assured that at Burnside Cosmetic, you are supported by a fully qualified medical team with Dr Chris always being on site. Having an experienced doctor on site gives extra peace of mind when having any cosmetic procedure.


Afterhours Appointments

Because we are passionate about what we do, Burnside Cosmetic offers after hours appointments to those who work or are busy during normal business hours. Our clients appreciate our flexibility to have treatments to suit their busy schedule.

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