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What Happens During a Skin Check?


What happens during a skin check?

At the initial consultation the doctor will take your history, examine you and suggest an appropriate treatment.  If this involves surgical removal of a lesion the procedure will be explained to you at this consultation as well as any potential risks associated with the procedure. The procedure will NOT usually be undertaken at this time and another appointment will be booked for you.

Alternatively, the doctor may suggest that you undergo computerised mole monitoring using MoleMax® imaging

Soaking up the sun's rays used to be considered healthy before we learnt about the dangers of UV rays. Too much sun damages the skin cells causing wrinkles, freckles, skin texture changes and skin cancers. We recommend daily use of a good quality sunscreen with at least 15+ SPF. 

However sunscreen should be used in conjunction with other precautions including:

  • Staying out of the sun in the middle of the day
  • Wearing a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses
  • Covering other exposed parts of the body when out in the sun
  • Checking  your own skin
  • Having an annual skin check up with MoleMax®

Corporate Skin Checks

Our GPs will visit your employees on-site for this critical health assessment. They will provide an understanding of what to look for and the warning signs for potential skin cancer development.

If any skin cancer concerns are identified, our clinicians may refer your employees back to their GP for further investigations, or it may be that a full body mole surveillance imaging be recommended in order to monitor for any suspicious lesion changes.

 

Skin Check

Peace of Mind - we maintain your images & use them for follow up comparisons

  • We keep your images on file for follow up comparissons.
  • We call you  to attend for your annual routine skin check.
  • Should you notice any changes prior to your routine check up you need to make an appointment to come and see one of our skin cancer doctors.