During a skin check, your skin is thoroughly examined to detect any signs of skin cancer, including melanoma. Suspicious or unusual moles, freckles or spots are identified, and additional tests may be scheduled if needed. Regular skin checks are important for maintaining skin health and ensuring prompt treatment when necessary.
What Happens During a Skin Check?
During a skin check, a meticulous and comprehensive approach is taken:
Be assured, the priority is to make this process as comfortable and stress-free as possible for you.
The frequency of skin checks can vary depending on individual risk factors, such as age, sun exposure and family history of skin cancer. As a general guide, it is recommended to have an annual skin check for most individuals. However, those at high risk may require more frequent checks. Personalised advice based on your specific circumstances can be obtained.
To prepare for your skin check, avoid wearing make-up or nail varnish, and wear loose, easily removable clothing. This allows for an effective and comprehensive examination. If you have noticed any specific changes or have any concerns, please discuss them during the check.
Ready to book your skin check? You can easily schedule an appointment online, or if you prefer, call the clinic of your choice to discuss availability. Take the first step towards protecting your skin health today.
Do I need to bring any specific documents to my appointment?
Please bring a form of identification and your Medicare card. If you have any previous medical records or tests related to your skin health, we encourage you to bring those as well.
How long does a typical skin check appointment take?
The duration of a skin check can vary but generally, you should expect your appointment to last approximately 30 minutes.
What should I do if I notice a change in my skin after my appointment?
If you notice any changes in your skin after your appointment, such as the appearance of new moles or changes in existing ones, please contact one of our clinics immediately. Early detection is essential in managing skin conditions effectively.