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Our skin care specialists use the most advanced technology and a state-of-the-art mole scanner which provide our clients with a comprehensive scan of all the spots on the body.
Our skin doctors perform a thorough full body examination from head to toe ensuring that all spots are scanned, and any suspicious spots are photographed.Service Fee
Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in Australia, killing 5 people every day. Early detection is the key to treatment of skin cancer, giving us the best chance of targeting, treating and surviving skin cancer.
Dermoscopy is a new technique in which the mole structure is analysed by using highly magnified images of your moles.
Dermoscope (mole scanner) is an epiluminescence microscope that creates magnified dermoscopic images.
We use a state-of-the-art digital dermoscope (Fotofinder Medicam 1000) which can create high resolution images of moles up to 130 times magnification.
The skin check lasts between 15-30 minutes. The doctor will examine your body from head to toe. You will be required to undress to your underwear and a blanket can be provided for your comfort.
Genital areas are not routinely examined; however, skin cancers can develop in any area of the body and you should inform the doctor about any suspicious spots under your underwear. The doctor will only skin check these areas if you request them to do so.
Please avoid wearing nail polish, make-up or a fake tan when you come in for your skin examination, as these products can disguise spots and make them harder to find.
The procedure is completely painless. If the doctor finds a suspicious spot, they might take a photograph to be recorded and analysed, and they might take a biopsy which is a sample of the skin.
For most people, it is highly recommended to have a skin check on an annual basis. For those in higher risk categories such as those with a previous history of skin cancer or a moderate to high lifetime exposure to UV, your doctor may recommend 3-6 monthly skin checks. You can assess your individual skin cancer risk via this link: Assess your risk
Fairer skinned individuals have a higher risk of developing skin cancer, however it is still possible for skin cancer to develop in darker skinned individuals. It is recommended to monitor skin lesions in all ethnicities.
All procedures are performed at a later date. This is to ensure we have the correct amount of time allocated to each procedure after examination.
Please wear comfortable clothing that can easily be removed. Suitable underwear is best advised not to cover moles you would like to have checked as you will remain in your underwear for the duration of your appointment. Any moles hidden by undergarments that you are aware of can be requested to be checked, however intimate areas are not routinely examined unless the patient requests. A modesty blanket can be provided for added privacy and comfort throughout the appointment.
If you notice any moles with irregular boarders, changes in shape, size and colour, or any unhealing sores or scaly areas these are good indications for having a skin check analysis performed.