Q & A

How should I prepare for my skin check?

We thoroughly check your skin. Where possible, please do not wear make-up, self-tanning creams or sprays or nail polish on fingers or toes as they may disguise potentially dangerous lesions.

You will be required to undress down to your underwear for us to complete a thorough skin check. Your skin check will be conducted in total privacy. If you have any spots of concern, please advise your practitioner.


What happens during a skin check?

Your practitioner will check your skin from head to toe. This includes obscured places such as between the toes and under nails. Please, advise your practitioner if you have any lesions of concern in areas covered by your underwear. We use highly sophisticated equipment to check your skin which magnifies the characteristics and composition of each spot. This in turn helps us to carefully and efficiently, recognise any malignancies.


How long does a skin check take?

This will depend on the number of lesions/spots on your body. If you have booked a full skin check the time allocated is around 30 minutes. For a total body photography appointment, one full hour is normally, allocated for this check, however, time may very due to the number of lesions/spots.


What is the difference between a full skin check and total body photography?

Full skin checks are conducted using a high-resolution digital imaging system which is non-invasive and specifically designed to use on the skin. This system allows the patient and practitioner to view each lesion/spot on a magnified screen. Your practitioner will discuss and advise on any suspicious lesions with you at the time of imaging.

Total body photography sessions are conducted using our sophisticated Molemax technology and will capture and catalogue images of lesions for ongoing monitoring, comparison and early detection.


Follow-up consultation?

Following your consultation, we will recommend what future follow-up consultation/s are recommended, e.g. 6 months, 12 months or sooner if there are lesions of concern.


What happens if a suspicious lesion is detected?

If a lesion is suspected of being malignant, further investigation will be required and you will be booked in for a biopsy or excision with our highly trained medical practitioner. A sample of your suspicious lesion will be sent to a pathology laboratory for determination and diagnosis.


If further procedures are required?

Once we receive the pathology report from the laboratory, we will contact you to discuss the results and where necessary, advise and arrange an appropriate treatment plan.

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