Skin Cancer diagnosis & treatment
Regular Clinic Checks
We recommend that you have a full skin check once a year. Higher risk patients (fair skin, large number of moles, previous history or family members with melanomas, red hair, history of significant sunburn or extended time outdoors) may need to attend more regularly (please consult with your doctor). At our practice, we have computerised scanning technology that helps identify new moles and any changes in existing moles.It is extremely important to get annual check ups as skin cancer is a cancer that needs to be detected at its early stages.
Contact us if:
- you have developed a new spot that is different from other spots around it
- a spot, mole or unusual freckle that has changed in shape, size, or colour
- you have a sore that doesn’t heal
- there is any skin spot that you are worried about.
To book an appointment or discuss any skin changes, please click here or call 03 9804 0033 and ask to book into the skin clinic.
This practice has the latest MoleMax scanner that uses a high resolution dermatoscope (with digital photography) to see a number of early warning signs to help diagnose malignant skin lesions. Dermatoscopy is a non-invasive technique producing high quality pictures of structures below the skin surface and invisible to the eye. The MoleMax machine allows the doctor to look into the structure of the skin using a very high magnification with special light frequencies. This technology allows us to detect early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
At DermaMed Skin Clinics, we offer full body skin cancer checks for $100 (Medicare rebate of $37.05 applicable).
Skin Cancer Excisions
Our doctors are experienced and trained at skin cancer removal. The procedure is usually simple and will be explained by your skin doctor. For this procedure, a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area, and then the skin cancer is excised along with some of the healthy skin tissue around it (margin). After the cancerous area is removed, the incision is closed with stitches. If the incision is large, sometimes a skin graft or flap is required.
At DermaMed Skin Clinics, out of pocket costs for removal of moles or skin cancers start at only $150.