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10 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, October 17, 2013 www.times.co.nz 123967 SEASONS Services we provide onsite • Fullbody mole screening by dermoscopy • Biopsy of skin lesions • Skin cancer surgery • Cosmetic mole removal with no stitches • Photodynamic therapy for cancers and severe sundamage predisposing to cancers Dr Narayanan Sockalingam FRNZCGP Dr Viji Narayanan MBBS, Dip Otolaryngology Unit 26 Bishop's Gate Centre (Tues/Thurs) Botany South. Phone 265 0907 www.seasonsclinic.co.nz 11 West Street, Pukekohe (Fridays) Skin Cancer -- Early Detection Saves Lives NB: All melanomas identiﬁed by regular dermoscopic screening were in earlier stage and thus more likely to be cured after surgery. Advanced high resolution dermoscopic images providing detailed view of subsurface structures as deep as 2mm beneath the moles. Four different scans of each lesion showing dermal components and blood vessels. Not only painless, results are available instantly. Digital storing of images available for enabling comparison to detect early melanoma. Improved diagnostic accuracy reduces the need for unwanted surgery. More than a mole map done by skin cancer- experienced doctors analysing all types of lesions reducing the risk of skin cancer in any individual. T e Irirang iDr ive Ch ap el Road BishopD unn Place AccentDrive Accent Drive We are here Promising skin treat- ment for extensive sun damaged skin and selected skin cancers! No need to go under the knife all the time! Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective, medi- cal treatment that uses a photosensitizing drug and a light source to treat or remove many types of lesions, pre- cancers, pigmentation spots and moles. The procedure is easily performed in a doctor's office or outpatient setting with PDT generally decreasing the likelihood of lighter or darker skin spots caused by rou- tine freezing with liquid nitrogen. PDT also facilitates smoother skin and an overall improved appearance of tone, colour, and skin texture. It is considered superior to cryotherapy in treating precan- cerous lesions. The greatest advantage of PDT is the ability to selectively treat an entire area of skin damage and pre-cancers. For many patients this means PDT may be more effective than repeated spot treat- ment with topical liquid nitrogen or pro- longed treatment with anti-cancer creams which sometimes lead to irritation, redness and downtime. Usually very well tolerated, PDT is essen- tially painless and non-invasive (no needles or surgery required). The procedure can help reduce sun damage and enhance the overall cosmetic outcome of spot treatment especially in the sensitive areas of the face and chest. The best candidates for PDT are lighter or fair skinned people with sun damage or evidence of precancerous skin lesions. It is also used as an alternative to surgery on certain types of skin cancers especially those in the nose or ears where cosmetic outcomes can be compromised. PDT is also used for skin rejuvenation and is called "super photo facial" when used in conjunction with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) as a light source. These treatments can help remove sun- damaged, pre-cancerous skin. Sun dam- age, fine lines, and blotchy pigmentation may also be improved and PDT has been shown to decrease the appearance of pores and to reduce oil glands. It is also an effec- tive treatment for some stubborn acne, rosacea, and to improve the appearance of small superficial acne scars. For more information call Seasons Clinic 09 265 0907. PDT treats skin cancer Treating skin lesions with PDT (photodynamic therapy) gets results. Musical film HOWICK’S Uxbridge Centre in- vites people on October 18 for an afternoon of musical flm, with cof- fee and cake, screening The Sound of Music at 1pm. Tickets $5. For en- quiries, phone 535-6467. Garage sale A GARAGE sale is at Captain Mu- sick Scout Den, 64 Pigeon Moun- tain Road, on October 19 from 8.30am. Food, coffee, raffes, enter- tainment and everyone’s welcome. Live day HOWICK Historical Village’s Live Day is on October 20. There’s a treasure hunt for children, a display of hand-sewn Victorian garments, a model display by the Auckland Society of Model Engineers, the beekeeper and more. Normal entry applies, 10am to 4pm. Diwali festivities CELEBRATE Diwali at Botany Library with activities and work- shops for the family. Known as The Festival of Lights, Diwali signifes the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and the renewal of life. A Diwali quiz and Rangoli competition for children are held on October 26 to November 10. Test your knowledge about Diwali and get creative by decorating a Rangoli template. Collect the quiz and design template from Botany Library to win prizes. For enquir- ies, phone the library on 272-0010. Bearded irises PAPATOETOE Garden and Floral Art Society meets on October 22 at Wesley Methodist Church Hall, Kolmar Road, at 7.30pm. guest speaker, Dianne De Blois, will talk about bearded irises. Flowers and foral art on display, trading table, supper. Phone Rosemary on 278- 2223 or Margaret on 278-8395. Dogs' day out BICHON frise dogs and owners, family and friends are invited to a fun walk and BYO picnic on Octo- ber 20 in Cornwall Park, One Tree Hill. Meet at the Twin Oaks Drive car park at 11.30am. No rain date. Phone Marion on 021-955-056 or 533-7969. Campbell dinner THE Clan Campbell’s 25th dinner is at the Landing Restaurant, 2 Har- bour Road, Onehunga, on October 20 at 6.30pm. RSVP to Don, phone 521-5261, or Malcolm on 634-2219. Take five FOR mums with young children, Take Five meets every second Fri- day, 10am to noon, at the Picton Centre, 120 Picton Street, Howick. The playgroup is held in a nearby room for children to enjoy, while mothers attend their programme. Coffee and delicious morning tea is provided. New mums are always welcome. On October 18, cake pops, party treats. Phone Bronwyn on 532-9240. Maori language TE REO Maori language classes are being offered at Te Tahawai Marae, Pakuranga, in term four. To enrol, phone Te Puna Waiora on 534-8149 or 0274-142-414. Blooming orchids HOWICK Orchid Society meets on October 20 in the Fencible Lounge, Uxbridge Road, at 1.30pm. It’s the annual prize-giving, at which pa- tron Len Cobb will give a short talk. Afternoon tea, orchid plant raffes, fower displays, visitors welcome, entry $2. For more information, phone Anton on 537-1251. Floral fanatics HOWICK Floral Circle holds its next meeting on October 21, one week earlier because of Labour Day, when its own demonstrators will entertain at the Howick Bowl- ing Club, Selwyn Road, starting at 1pm. Visitors welcome, cost $6. Phone Sue on 535-4593. Diabetes support BOTANY Howick Pakuranga dia- betes support group meets on Oc- tober 23, 7.30pm, at the Salvation Army Room, 298 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany. A podiatrist will be speak- ing. For enquiries, phone Deralyn on 537-6692. Plants and herbs FLAT Bush Garden Club meets on October 23 at St Paul’s Church Hall, Chapel Road, at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Ngaronoa Renata talking about restorative healing using plants and herbs. Trade table, raffe and supper, visitors welcome. Phone Jill on 533-7947 or Pat on 250-1447. Op shopping ST ANDREW’S Opportunity Shop, behind Howick Presbyterian Church at the top of Vincent Street, is open 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to noon on Sat- urday. The majority of goods are priced at $5 or less, clothing, linen, jewellery, shoes and books. On now is a half-price sale on a big supply of bric-a-brac. ON A LEAD: Bichon frise and their owners are getting together this Sunday. VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to email@example.com, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki.
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