Common causes of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can be of two types – melanoma and nonmelanoma. The majority of skin cancer types is nonmelanoma, the most common being basal cell and squamous cell. If detected by doing mole check at early stages, these can be cured easily. Melanoma, on the other hand, is less common but more dangerous. If not diagnosed in the initial stages, this skin cancer can become as fatal as other cancers.
They metastasize as they reproduce and divide abundantly. In some cases, skin cancer can spread to other parts of the body and organs through the lymphatic system. The common cause of skin cancer is exposure to UV rays coming from the sun. Radiations from other sources such as tanning beds, solarium and environmental hazards can also cause skin cancer. These radiations damage the skin’s DNA making its growth abnormal and causing it to spread as cancerous cells.

Sunburn is the common cause of melanoma. People who take part in water sports or spend a lot of time outdoors like at the beach or doing BBQs in the open yard during summer are at great risk of melanoma skin cancer. Sunburn can also happen during cooler weather or cloudy days because the UV rays are not completely blocked out. Therefore, always wear a sunscreen in all kinds of weather.

Australians are more prone to sunburns and skin cancer because of the strong sun rays in the region. Some Australians consider tanning to be healthy but it can greatly damage the skin and lead to skin cancer. Tanning can also make the skin lose elasticity causing wrinkles and sagging around the eyes. Tanning can also make the skin discolor and might lead to formation of brown batches in some cases. Some beauty salons use solarium for artificial tanning. This is extremely dangerous for the skin, and Cancer Council Australia strongly advises against it.


People with light-colored skin, eyes or hair are also prone to skin cancer. The lighter the skin color, the less protection the skin has against harmful UV rays. Nonmelanoma is a rare condition for dark-skinned people, but melanoma is possible if care is not taken against harmful skin radiation. Age also plays a role when it comes to skin cancer. Adults over 50 are more at risk especially from nonmelanoma skin cancers at this age. Men are more prone to nonmelanoma cancer than women, but women under 50 are more susceptible to this type of skin cancer than men in the same age group.

Folks who live in warmer climate or higher elevation areas are more exposed to UV rays from the sun, and are more in danger of contracting melanoma skin cancer. People who work with arsenic or radioactive materials are also at risk of skin cancer. In some cases, a family history or weak immune system can also be a cause of skin cancer. Early detection of skin cancer can lead to successful treatment. However, people who develop skin cancer once are more at risk of contracting it again. Therefore, they should have annual checks and consult with their doctors if they see any changes in their skin.

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Welcome to Safe Tan Skin by Laser

Safe Tan Skin By Laser is based in Neutral Bay. Our mission is to provide specialised progressive, permanent hair removal and skin photo-rejuvenation services to both men and women.

Our team has over sixteen years experience and we utilise one of the most advanced hair removal and skin rejuvenation systems available. By using the state of the art Energist Ultra™ VPL™ (Variable Pulsed Light Technology) we can ensure delivery of significantly faster results whilst ensuring your comfort and utmost safety throughout the course of treatments.

We invite you to call us to discuss your particular issues or concerns – our therapists are happy to explain in more detail what is involved and what to expect from the various treatments. Of course, these discussions are obligation-free as it is our objective to help you make an informed choice.

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Treatments Photo Gallery:

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Permanent Hair Removal
How does it work?
What can I treat ?
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Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
How does it work?
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Treatments – Skin Rejuvenation

» How does it work?

Depending upon the treatment being carried out, light emitted from the Energist ULTRA™ System is preferentially absorbed by the specific structure in the skin. For hair removal, the melanin in the hair absorbs this light and is heated to a temperature that permanently inhibits the hair’s ability to regrow. For skin rejuvenation, various structures can absorb the light and repair the damage caused by ageing and the sun.

» What can I treat ?

Ultra VPL™ has been proven to effectively treat the following:

Sun, liver and age spots
Conditions which usually appear in later years. These are all caused by an excess amount of melanin, the pigment which determines our hair and skin colour.
Thread veins, spider naevi and cherry spots
Conditions where small veins and blemishes become visible on the skin’s surface.
Wrinkles and fine lines

Collagen is the substance in our bodies that keeps our skin looking youthful and smooth. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less and less collagen, resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so we need to do skin cancer screening sometimes as we discover unusual symptoms.

Acne scarring
People who suffer from acne produce too much sebum, an oil naturally produced by the body, which clogs up pores and causes infection. This can result in scarring.
» Pre Post treatment

The following information is a guideline that will help ensure that the treatment is a success and that the chances of any unwanted side-effects are minimised.

Skin Rejuvenation

1. The area treated can be red and warm for a few hours after treatment. If this is uncomfortable you can cool the area with a cold flannel/towel or some other means of cooling. It is advisable to avoid ice as this may cause an “ice burn”.
2. Soothing preparations can be used but they must not contain anti-inflammatory or blood thinning properties. Avoid preparations such as Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Ibuleve, Difflam, etc.
3. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medication for at least 7 days if possible. Products include ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.
4. Avoid smoking and alcohol for at least two hours before and after (preferably for the whole of the day).
5. If you can refrain from the use of make-up that day this will also give the chance for the skin to cool naturally.
6. Try to use cleansing products that have been developed for sensitive skin for 2 days after treatment. Be gentle when drying or rubbing the area treated.
7. Avoid tanning beds or sunbathing for at least 7 days after the treatment.
8. If you are unsure about anything after the treatment please contact the clinic for further advice.

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Treatments – Permanent Hair Reduction

How does it work?

Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) treatments for hair reduction, aim to destroy hair follicles by selectively heating each hair shaft to a temperature in excess of 70 Degree Celcius. Heat diffusing out of the hair shaft kills the surrounding follicle and bulb, so that no further hairs are grown from the damaged follicles. The energy required to heat the hair shaft, is deposited in the form of a brief pulse, of very intense red and near-infra-red light, selectively filtered, to target the high concentration of melanin in the hair, while avoiding other structures in the skin which may also be damaged, particularly blood vessels. Melanin in the skin also absorbs this light, so some precautions must be taken to ensure damage only occurs around the hair shaft, particularly if the skin is tanned or naturally pigmented.

Each hair follicle normally passes through a cycle of active growth followed by a resting phase, taking between four and eight weeks depending on the part of the body. IPL machines can only affect hair in the later stages of the active phase, because the shaft thickens and darkens as the hair matures and is shed during the resting phase. Only about 25% of the follicles in any area are in the appropriate stage for treatment at any time, and each follicle has slightly varying cycle times; so it is usually necessary to undergo at least five treatment cycles, sometimes as many as eight, in order to treat all of the active follicles. The active follicles in any area are a mixture of thick and fine hairs. Finer or lighter hairs generally require higher energy and more treatments and may not be affected by the treatment which removes the thicker hairs. For this reason the procedure is generally referred to as “permanent hair reduction”.

In order for the procedure to work at all there must be some pigmentation in the hair so the energy can be absorbed. For this reason it is more difficult to obtain good clearance in grey and white hairs, although satisfactory results can be obtained for red and naturally blonde hair in many cases if any pigment is present.

The hair is trimmed and a cooling gel applied to the area to be treated. In a fraction of a second pulsed red light heats up the hair. The hair becomes detached from its follicle and eventually falls out. The hair follicle is left unable to produce a new hair.

The hair is trimmed and a cooling gel applied to the area to be treated.

In a fraction of a second pulsed red light heats up the hair.

The hair becomes detached from its follicle and eventually falls out.

The hair follicle is left unable to produce a new hair.

» What can I treat ?
The Ultra VPL system can treat all hair types from all over the body, provided there is pigment (colour) present. Fair hair can be effectively treated, however, the number of treatments may be greater. Grey hair cannot be effectively treated.
» Pre Post treatment
The following information is a guideline that will help ensure that the treatment is a success and that the chances of any unwanted side-effects are minimised.

Hair Removal

  • The area treated can be red and warm for a few hours after treatment. If this is uncomfortable you can cool the area with a cold flannel/towel or some other means of cooling. It is advisable to avoid ice as this may cause an “ice burn”.
  • Soothing preparations/gels can be also be applied such as Aloe Vera witch-hazel or Tea Tree oil. These help soothe the area but also have antiseptic properties.
  • If you can refrain from the use of make-up that day this will also give the chance for the skin to cool naturally.
  • Leave the hairs in the follicles for at least 4 days after the treatment. This will help reduce any chances of an opportunistic infection in the damaged follicle. The hairs will drop out naturally over the following 5 -14 days.
  • Try to use cleansing products that have been developed for sensitive skin for 2 days after treatment. Be gentle when drying or rubbing the area treated.
  • Avoid tanning beds or sunbathing for at least 7 days after the treatment.
  • If you are unsure about anything after the treatment please contact the clinic for further advice.

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