Skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year. The sooner a skin cancer is identified and treated the better chance you have of avoiding surgery and other life-threatening illnesses. If you are concerned about any particular moles or blemishes on your skin, it is a good idea to speak to your doctor about your levels of risk and advice for early detection. Our GP is highly skilled at mole mapping and uses highly efficient technology to perform full body skin cancer checks.
What is mole mapping?
A mole map is a medical record which records an image and the location of lesions and/or moles, or dark spots on the human body.
What does mole mapping involve?
Mole mapping involves a specialized computer taking photos of your entire body and then combining these photos into a complete image of your body to record the location and size of your moles. This baseline image is then compared to your whole body photograph during your follow-up visit.
How long will it take and what to expect?
A Mole map Skin Check takes around 30minutes, and you can expect a Full Body Follow-up to take around 45 minutes
How to prepare for a mole mapping?
Dry skin can make spots harder to examine. We recommend that you keep your skin well moisturized. Ideally, you should moisturize any dry areas daily for a week or so before your skin check.
Full body skin cancer checks
your entire body is put under examination from head to toe by our specialized doctor for any suspicious spots. The aim of the screening is to find and examine all moles and freckles that may be cancerous, precancerous or otherwise potentially likely to be a health risk. Early detection typically makes for a much easier treatment outcome.
Technology that we use
The technology and machines we use is to photograph, analyse and look for changes in your skin in a period of time. By taking photographs and examining them allows us to detect early skin cancers that might have been missed therefore reducing the struggles of unnecessary biopsy procedures.
Skin cancer identifications include
- Multiple colors
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy is the general use of low temperature to treat a variety of tissue lesions. Doctors use it to treat many skin conditions (including warts and skin tags) and some cancers, including prostate, cervical and liver cancer.
Who should not use cryotherapy?
If you have any of these conditions you are not able to do cryotherapy:
- Have a peacemaker
- Cardiovascular disease
- Severe hypertension
Skin protection and how to prevent skin cancer
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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the invisible killer that you can’t see or feel. UV radiation can be high even on cool and overcast days. This means you can’t rely on clear skies or high temperatures to determine when you need to protect yourself from the sun. The UV Index is reported daily by the Bureau of Meteorology. The alert identifies times during the day when the UV level is 3 or above and sun protection is needed. We recommend that you apply sunscreen everyday and especially on days when the UV Index is forecast to be 3 or above.
Our clinic also provides:
- Minor trauma and skin repair
- Skin cancer surgery and flap repair