Living in Australia, we have a higher risk of skin damage as a result of increased exposure to the sun. Australians have a 2 in 3 chance of developing skin cancer in their lifetime. A simple yearly skin check can detect issues early and save your life. 


We are a highly experienced team of health care professionals dedicated to the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and melanoma. The dedicated team at Skin Screen comprise of specially trained general practitioners who are committed to the delivery of excellence in health care for skin cancer patients. 


Our doctors use advanced imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. Removal of skin cancers are done through the use of both surgical and non-surgical treatments.


What is involved in a skin check? 

A skin check is the process of screening your skin from head to toe. It involves a visual inspection that helps identify possible skin cancers and lesions. 


Skin Screen provides skin cancer screening, diagnosis, management and referral. A visual inspection of the entire skin surface is conducted. 


A special imaging device called a dermatoscope is used by those who are trained, which markedly improves detection of skin cancers and melanoma.


How often should you get a skin check? 

Skin checks are usually done at annual intervals, but your doctor will advise you on what is an appropriate interval for your individual circumstances. If you have a history of skin cancers, or your skin type is susceptible to skin cancers, the doctor may recommend that you have a skin check more regularly to ensure early detection of skin cancer.

What happens if the Skin Doctor finds something abnormal? 

If an abnormality is found on your skin the doctor may do a biopsy. The biopsy will help guide management of the lesion in the case of a skin cancer.


Preparing for your skin check? 

A skin check includes a full, detailed examination of your whole body. As such, make sure you are wearing clothing that is easily removed and remove any makeup before coming to the skin check appointment. 


You should consider the following and be ready to tell the skin doctor before the beginning of the examination: 

- Are there any moles and rough patches of skin you are particularly concerned about?

- Do you have any new moles, spots or bumps that you have not noticed previously?

- Is there a particularly area of skin that is consistently itchy, red, or dry with flaky skin?

- Medical history including medications you are taking 

- Any family history of skin cancers or melanoma


You may request a limited skin check (face, arms, legs) if preferred. Keep in mind that skin cancers can sometimes develop in areas that aren't regularly exposed to sun.


Why you need a skin check? 

Early skin cancer detection can save your life. Having a regular or early skin check allows for detection and resulting removal/treatment of any precancerous skin lesions and spots. Early detection of skin cancers can often be managed in simple, in-house procedures to remove the spot, with the resulting biopsy indicating if further treatment is required.

skin screen services

Comprehensive Skin Examination

Head to toe skin check


Lesion Imaging and Monitoring

Macroscopic and dermoscopic pictures taken by a high definition device to record and store photos of suspect lesions


Biopsy

A shave or punch sample is taken of suspicious lesions and sent to pathology


Cryotherapy

Freezing the lesion with liquid nitrogen


Surgery

Excisions, flaps and skin grafts depending on the type, size and location of the lesion


Non-surgical Therapies

Topical creams can be used for certain superficial cancerous lesions


Photodynamic Therapy

This therapy uses photosensitizing agents and light to create photochemical reactions that selectively destroys skin cancer cells or pre-cancerous lesions