Medical Skin Checks

Based on experience accumulated over 50000 skin checks in Perth, and using the newest technology and equipment available, our doctors have devised a comprehensive skin check program which is designed to detect very early skin cancers, even in the most challenging locations.

Before your appointment at Skin Check WA

Please watch the following video before your first appointment.

How do we conduct Medical Skin Checks?

Firstly, your skin is examined with colour corrected and direct, focused lighting. Next, we use Full HD video dermatoscopes to perform scanning examination of your skin and individual moles at 50x magnification on a 40 inch high definition LED screen. Where required, any lesions are further examined with high resolution Digital Dermoscopy at a minimal 16 megapixels and further magnified up to 300x. A mole 1/2 cm wide is effectively magnified to 1.5 metre wide!

Where lesions or moles are located at locations such as ear folds, nose, eyelids, fingers and toes, they are examined with non-touching polarised light dermatoscopes or with non-polarised German dermatoscopes and ultrasound gel. Digital Dermoscopy is then further performed on these lesions.

This takes more time, equipment, and many more steps than a traditional Skin Check examination.

Our strong belief is that we must use the most appropriate equipment for different parts of the body, in order to provide the best service to our patients. Therefore we have included the above steps in all our skin check consultations without additional costs to our patients.

A brief summary of steps:

  • 1. Skin examination under specialised lighting.
  • 2. Video Dermoscopy on Full HD mode at 50 x magnification for flat body surface areas.
  • 3. Digital Dermoscopy at minimal 16 megapixels resolution and up to 300x magnification.
  • 4. Non-touching polarised light Dermscopy or Contact Dermoscopy with Ultrasound gel, plus Digital Dermoscopy if required.
FULL SKIN CHECK
  • Comprehensive skin examination head to toe. (Please note that areas beneath undergarments are examined only at your request)
  • Detailed mole and skin examination.
  • Skin checks performed by fully qualified experienced Doctors.
  • All Doctors trained in our dermoscopy micro-diagnosis system.
  • Identification and treatment of multiple precancerous sun spots with cryotherapy/freezing or non invasive electrosurgical methods.
  • Biopsy of suspicious lesions for specialist histopathological examination if required.
SPOT CHECK
  • Detailed examination of 1-2 spots.
  • Skin checks performed by fully qualified experienced Doctors.
  • All Doctors trained in our dermoscopy micro-diagnosis system.
  • Includes treatment of 1-2 suitable precancerous sun spots with cryotherapy or non invasive electrosurgical methods.
  • Biopsy of suspicious lesions for specialist histopathological examination if required.