Case Study: Effective Use of Xen LED Therapy in Post-Surgical Healing of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)


This case study examines the remarkable healing process of a patient who underwent Mohs surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) on the nose and utilised Xen LED therapy as part of the post-operative care.

Patient Background

Condition: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) on the nose.

Initial Presentation: A slight red area on the nose as shown between the marked black dots in the pre-operative photo.

Treatment: Mohs surgery performed by Professor Shyamala Huilgol at Adelaide Skin and Eye Clinic on 25/10/23.

Post-Surgical Condition: Large area removed from the tip and side of the nostril, requiring a skin flap repair with both external and internal sutures.

Treatment Timeline

Pre-Operative State: Image showing the initial presentation of BCC.
Post-Surgery (Day 0, 25/10/23): Surgical removal of affected area, resulting in significant tissue removal and suturing.
2 Days Post-Surgery (27/10/23): Bandaged nose indicating the immediate post-surgical state.
7 Days Post-Surgery (1/11/23): Removal of sutures, with the patient staying in Adelaide for potential complication management.

14 Days Post-Surgery (8/11/23): Patient returns to Darwin.

15 Days Post-Surgery (9/11/23): First session of Xen LED therapy, using a combination of Blue and Red LED lights.

16 Days Post-Surgery (10/11/23): Second session of Xen LED therapy, with noticeable improvements in swelling and redness.

LED Therapy Protocol

First Session (9/11/23): Blue LED was used initially due to slight oozing, followed by Red LED. The LED panels were positioned at an elevated height to avoid close contact with the skin. Second Session (10/11/23): Repeated Blue/Red LED therapy, showing significant improvements.

Post-Operative Care

In Adelaide: Hydrogen peroxide for cleaning and Vaseline to keep the area moist, as per the surgeon’s instructions. Ice packs were used to minimise swelling and bruising. In Darwin: Commenced Dp Dermaceuticals SSSCAR silicone gel application at night.


The photographs illustrate a significant reduction in redness and swelling, with a notable improvement in the skin’s appearance after LED therapy sessions. The patient expressed satisfaction with the immediate response to Xen LED therapy.

Upcoming Treatments

Planned return to Adelaide in March for scar revision to fine-tune the scar appearance.


This case demonstrates the potential of Xen LED therapy as an adjunctive treatment in post-operative care, particularly following Mohs surgery for skin cancer. The patient’s proactive approach in using LED therapy contributed to an expedited and effective healing process.

Patient Consent: The patient has given consent for the use of her photographs and information for educational purposes.

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