New Limerick clinic will focus on skin cancer prevention

Prof Paul Redmond with Rose Clinics Chief Operating Officer Mairead Cheevers

A CLINICIAN-led medical screening service to map skin moles and lesions is to open a new facility at the Limerick Beacon Hospital in Barrington Street.

Rose Clinic employs a team of experienced practitioners including surgeons, doctors and melanographers with the focus on skin health and mole mapping. The medical team uses the latest Artificial Intelligence screening technology to guide decision making.

This involves a layered screening process that uses total body mapping with digital dermoscopy and AI technology, combined with physical analysis of moles.

Annual digital screening with digital 3D imaging and AI technology allows for early detection of melanoma and other common skin cancers which can greatly improve prognosis.

Lead clinician at Rose Clinic is Professor H. Paul Redmond, who is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Cork University Hospital Group. His special interest is in surgical oncology, and his work is focused on cancer awareness, screening and prevention.

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“Skin cancer is now the most common cancer in Ireland with over 13,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In our clinics, we have seen far too many late presentations, or people who have ignored issues for too long. That is a problem that has become particularly acute after lockdown,” Professor Redmond explained.

“The clinic’s use of medical grade IPL and laser equipment, alongside aesthetic procedures and medical skincare lines, allows for a strong focus on skin health in the treatment and prevention of sun damage, thread veins and premature ageing”.

The Limerick Clinic will also offer mole removal through minor surgery, non-surgical removal of lesions, and a range of other treatments for skin related conditions. These include pigmentation, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, rosacea and skin tags.