Skin Screen

Skin Screen Skin Clinic provides skin cancer screening, diagnosis, management and referral.

Skin Screen

Living in Australia you 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 can 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 dedicated 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 head to toe. It involves a visual inspection that helps identify possible skin cancers and lesions. Skin Screen Skin Clinic 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 because it 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 you 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.

Why you need a skin check?

Early skin cancer detection can save your life. Having a regular or early skin check allows for the detection, and resulting removal and treatment of any precancerous skin lesions and spots. Early detection of skin cancers can often result 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 examination.

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

Simple excisions to 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.

Fee Changes

 
Please be advised our Standard and Long consultation fees will increase by $3 and $5 respectively on the 8th of November 2021. Please visit the Fee’s page for more info.

Covid-19 Clinics

Albany Clinic is participating in the roll out of both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer Vaccines.  
If you would like to book in, please call our clinic on 3264 2622 and our lovely receptionists will be happy to help! *Note – appointment availability is dependent of availability of vaccine and GP.  While we are trying to provide an option of appointment times we are restricted to certain days and times.

Covid-19 Update

For 30 years Albany Clinic has provided Consistent and Experienced health care ensuring our community has access to dependable quality care. Covid-19 pandemic requires daily adjustment to managing both illness and prevention.

During this time and the increased enquires around the vaccines we are finding the incoming calls are increasing.  We thank you all for your patience during this time.  If you call the Clinic and find you are unable to get through or the lines appear busy we ask that you call back at a later time.  Our reception team are working extremely hard to answer all calls as quickly as possible.

Covid-19 Eligibility Checker:

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-checker

It is still vital that if you have any cold or flu symptoms that you must be tested.  Upon having your test you must then self-isolate until you have a negative result or symptoms have cleared.  Please ensure you advise reception if you have any symptoms prior to booking any appointments. 

Surgery hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 8.30am to 11am.

 

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