Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Removal

BCC is one of the most common form of skin cancer that originates from the basal layer of epidermis and its appendages hence it is called Basal Cell Carcinoma

What are Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is one of the most common form of skin cancer that originates from the basal layer of epidermis and its appendages hence it is called Basal Cell Carcinoma. This is a non-melanoma cancer and it is also sometimes called rodent ulcer because of the appearance of these lesions mimic tiny rodent bite on the skin.  Interestingly basal cell carcinoma is the commonest type of all skin cancers.

Types Of BCC:

There are four different kinds of BCCs. Each of these types may look different and produce different symptoms. These types include: 

  1. Sclerosing basal cell carcinoma and this is also sometimes called morpheaform BCC 
  2. Nodular BCC, and this is the commonest of all varieties 
  3. Pigmented BCC 
  4. Superficial spreading type

Why do they occur?

Similar to all other types of skin cancer, BCC typically occurs on skin that is exposed to the sun such as any part of the including nose and ears, upper torso, and lower torso and so on.  

BCC is most commonly seen in middle-aged individuals and older adults. Having BCC in the past further raises the risk of getting it again in future which probably relates of lifestyle. 

BCCs may occur because of mutation in its DNA in the basal layer of the epidermis. The new mutated cell then starts to divide into abnormal skin cells producing BCC. 

The most common cause of development of BCC is thought to be due to exposure of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and of course the tanning lamps. 

Other risk factors of BCC include:

  • Getting frequent sunburns 
  • Having pale skin 
  • Advancing age, past middle age or older 
  • Living in area of plenty of sunshine. 
  • High altitude area 
  • Radiation therapy 
  • A family history of skin cancer 
  • Someone who is on immuno-suppressing drugs 
  • Prolonged exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic.  


Different types of BCCs can appear quite different. In some individual, they might be easily mistaken for other skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. 

If you have BCC, you may have any of the following signs and symptoms, like: 

  • A red patch or an irritating spot or patch on the skin  
  • A new shiny bump on the skin or nodule that is transparent, pink, red, white, brown, or black 
  • A small growth that has a raised or rolled margins 
  • A spot or patch of skin that is like an open wound  
  • A patch of skin that’s flat white or yellow in colour 
  • A sore or ulcer that doesn’t want to heal within 4 weeks 
  • A sore skin that heals and then comes back again 
  • An open ulcer that oozes, bleeds, or crusts 
  • An itchy or painful or red spot 

At Renew Skin and Health Clinic we have highly experienced plastic surgeons who will operate on these on a pre-arranged appointment date and the tissue will be sent for histology for confirmation of the diagnosis. You will then be followed up by your own GP periodically.  

If you want to proceed with the appointment then either fill in the enquiry form or call us on 01926 422 454. You can also connect to us on our business WhatsApp 01926 422 454 to communicate with our doctor.  

Fees: Typical fees for surgery is currently £1295 and this includes your consultation with the plastic surgeon, the procedure, stitch removal and a follow-up appointment at the end of one month. Current waiting time varies between a few days to 4 weeks.  

Disclaimer: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Removal Treatment varies from person to person

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Our Specialist

Dr. Nawal Jha

Dr Jha, is a Senior Cosmetic and Hair Restoration Surgeon with close to 30 years of experience in the industry. He is well established and renowned in the UK especially for certain cosmetic procedures. His main area of interest is into cosmetic dermatology and Hair Restoration. He began his career after graduating from the University of Ranchi in India with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1992.

He moved to United Kingdom in 1996. During his stay in UK, he has worked within NHS in various capacities. During this time, he gained an interest in Hair Restoration and hair loss treatments for both men and women. Following his own personal experience with Hair Transplant, Dr Jha decided to undergo training in hair restoration and completed his training in Europe.

Over the years Dr Jha has gained substantial experience in use of various advanced medical lasers such as CO2 laser, Nd-Yag laser, Pulsed Dye laser, IPL, Excimer laser, Alex laser and so on. He has particular interest in treating various common and uncommon skin blemishes using lasers.


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