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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head to toe skin examination.
Macroscopic and dermoscopic pictures taken by a high definition device to record and store photos of suspect lesions.
A shave or punch sample is taken of suspicious lesions and sent to pathology.
Freezing the lesion with liquid nitrogen.
Simple excisions to flaps and skin grafts depending on the type, size and location of the lesion.
Topical creams can be used for certain superficial cancerous lesions.
This therapy uses photosensitizing agents and light to create photochemical reactions that selectively destroys skin cancer cells or pre-cancerous lesions.