Skin cancer


Early detection is crucial!

The organ that is most frequently afflicted with tumours is our skin. Tumour diseases of the skin are on the rise. Ultraviolet light is thereby the most significant contributing factor for the development of malignant tumours, white and black skin cancer. Today, increased exposure to the sun begins early with childhood leisure activities. Early detection of skin tumours can save lives.

What we offer you:

Screening for skin cancer with incidence light microscopy: This is a particularly thorough examination of the entire skin organ from head to toe. This naturally includes the analysis of all pigmented lesions using incidence light microscopy.

Complete check with incidence light microscopy and videography: In addition to our screening for skin cancer, this also includes photographing and examining conspicuous moles and skin changes with computer-aided microscopy (FotoFinder®). This procedure offers optimal diagnostic security in the progressive evaluation of pigmented skin changes and moles. Even the smallest changes can be identified. Skin cancer and its pre-stages are detected at the earliest possible moment.

  • Electronic data storage enables a detailed comparison to previous findings for examinations at a later date.
  • Even minimal optical changes of moles are easy to detect and can be reliably evaluated by the dermatologist.
  • Video documentation reliably prevents the unnecessary removal of moles.

We recommend a complete annual check to everyone of 18 years of age and up, especially those with moles and pigmented lesions.

At Dermatologie des Westens, preventive medical screenings are invoiced as private medical treatments. These costs are unable to be reimbursed by statutory health insurance policies. Private health insurance plans generally reimburse the costs in full.


An overview of the costs:

Screening for skin cancer with incidence light microscopy: ca. € 48.00

Complete check with incidence light microscopy and videography: ca. € 80.00 to € 100.00

The fee for medical services is individually calculated according to the current fee scale for medical practitioners in Germany (GOÄ) and depends on the specific services rendered.

Skin surgery

Skin surgery

Modern surgical centre

In addition to the traditional treatment of skin disorders and allergies as well as aesthetic dermatology, we also perform surgical procedures like the treatment of white skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma), the removal of malignant tumours, non-malignant growths or moles. We perform dermatological procedures according to the latest medical and technical findings in our certified Surgery Centre. For most procedures, only a local anaesthetic is required. In cooperation with a team of anaesthesiologists, operations can also be performed under administration of general anaesthesia.

We cooperate with the best addresses in the city for all your surgical lifting needs.

Treatment with laser

Laser therapy can deliver phenomenal results for treating skin cancer. The application of laser therapy in medical dermatology is used to treat:

  • benign skin tumours (i.e. age warts, fibromas or warts) pre-stages and early stages of malignant tumours (e.g. actinic keratoses)
  • malignant skin tumours
  • non-malignant skin changes like acne scars or warts

At DERMATOLOGIE des WESTENS various different state-of-the-art laser systems are used to treat skin diseases as well as, and particularly, for aesthetic medical procedures.

This includes performing the following treatments:

  • treatment of couperosis (visible facial thread veins)
  • removal of virus warts and condylomas (genital warts)
  • treatments of acne and other scars
  • reduction of annoying facial redness
  • sclerotherapy of senile angiomas and hemangiomas
  • removal of thickened scars, annoying fibromas and other raised skin changes
  • permanent hair removal (laser epilation)
  • tattoo removal
  • elimination of age spots and age warts
  • skin rejuvenation, wrinkle treatment (fractionated laser therapy)
  • reduction of wrinkles

We provide therapies with the following range of lasers:

  • Erbium: YAG laser (Alma laser Burane)
  • CO2 laser (Intros)
  • Fraxel laser/CO2 fraxel laser (MX 7000)
  • Alexandrit laser (Alma laser Arion I)
  • Q-switched Nd: YAG/KTP laser (Intros laser)
  • Diode laser (Intros Lina-3 D Derma)
  • KTP laser (MedArt 470)

At DERMATOLOGIE des WESTENS all laser treatments are carried out by and under the supervision of experienced specialists.

Learn more about the use of our highly effective laser applications here.