Skin & Mole Checks

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It is important to look after it and to watch it for any changes that might indicate a problem. If you have a family history of skin cancer this is particularly important.  Whether or not you have grown up in Australia or have had sun exposure, a regular skin check is always valuable. If you have any concerns about any skin bump, moles, beauty spot or freckle then please make an appointment for a skin check.

We can schedule regular skin checks to keep you closely monitored. Early detection is important and advice on prevention essential.

At Floreat Medical our doctors conduct skin assessments and may use scanning and imaging. The condition of the skin is meticulously studied. We look for cancer-related concerns, psoriasis, eczema, impetigo and other skin-related conditions that need immediate and/or long-term medical attention.

We have minor theatre facilities and removal of skin lesions can occur at Floreat Medical for your convenience by our experienced and highly skilled doctors.

The rates of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma in our population are amongst the highest in the world. We remind you to protect your skin from the sun and be aware of any changes in your skin and new spots or freckles. Early detection with regular skin checks by the doctors at Floreat Medical is a crucial part of a plan to keep any potential problems in check.

Skin cancer is no less dangerous than any other cancerous condition, and regular skin checks are essential, particularly for those who have grown up in Australian, given our outdoor lifestyles and high UV rates. Floreat Medical provides a comprehensive range of skin care services such as using dermatoscopes, photograph recording and careful skin examination by our skilled and experienced clinical team who use state-of-the-art medical equipment to examine the skin. Contact us today to book a consultation.

We recommend patients perform head-to-toe skin examinations on a regular basis. Moles that change colour and developing lesions may need immediate medical attention. The earlier they are detected, the earlier skin cancer treatment can begin.

Skin checks should be done at least once a month; your partner can help you examine your skin. Our GPs will explain how to go about it, and if you are remotely uncertain about a blemish, we suggest that you book an appointment immediately.

Mole mapping is a detailed examination whereby your body is fully examined and any moles and darker spots are identified and located on your body. Once all have been pinpointed, a dermatoscopic tool can be used to magnify the size and shape of each mole.

This exercise gives our doctors a better idea of how to monitor your skin. When you schedule a maintenance skin check, we will have records of your previous skin checks, allowing us to see if any changes have occurred.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer; it develops when skin cells are damaged by UV rays, leading to the mutation of skin cells, causing moles to blacken, distort or rupture. If caught in time, melanomas are treatable, however, if left, they can advance rapidly to other parts of the body. Our clinicians work alongside cancer specialists in advising and treating patients with melanomas.

Never assume spots on your body are harmless, and don’t take the stance that it won’t happen to you. Get your skin examined just to be on the safe side. Should the need arise, we will provide the support you need to help you through your skin cancer treatments. We are committed to the health of our community and do our utmost to assist our patients.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It is important to look after it and to watch it for any changes that might indicate a problem. If you have a family history of skin cancer this is particularly important. Whether or not you have grown up in Australia or have had sun exposure, a regular skin check is always valuable. If you have any concerns about any skin bump, mole, beauty spot or freckle then please make an appointment for a skin check.

We can schedule regular skin checks to keep you closely monitored. Early detection is important and advice on prevention essential.

At Floreat Medical skin our doctors conduct skin assessments and may use scanning and imaging. The condition of the skin is meticulously studied. We look for cancer-related concerns, psoriasis, eczema, impetigo and other skin-related conditions that need immediate and/or long-term medical attention.

We have minor theatre facilities and removal of skin lesions can occur at Floreat Medical for your convenience by our experienced and highly skilled doctors.

Taking care of your skin is not only essential for looking good, but it’s an organ that requires the same amount of attention that your heart, lungs and other organs call for. Here is some skin care advice from our on-site dermatological team:

• Use the highest SPF factor sunscreen, and reapply every few hours.
• Apply sunscreen to every inch of skin that meets the sun.
• If you have trouble with acne, keep your skin clean, and use wipes during the day to dampen the excess skin oil.
• Pigmentation and age spots should be checked by our doctors. Always use an SPF, as you are dealing with different levels of melatonin production.
• Stay hydrated, even in the cold.
• Use creams suitable for your skin type. Moisturising is important.

Cancer is a frightening prospect, but that doesn’t mean to say that if you don’t have cancer that you should neglect your skin. There are several other skin conditions that can cause discomfort and need close attention. These include:

Psoriasis
This skin condition is as curious as it is uncomfortable. Psoriasis consists of rapidly producing scaly cells that build up on top of one another to eventually form a dry white patch on top of dry red skin. They are dry and itchy and, in some instances, can be painful. Psoriasis can run in families.
We recommend treatment plans for psoriasis, and in severe cases, we will refer patients to skin specialists. Visit our doctors for a screening.

Eczema
Eczema is a dry itchy rash that is believed to be caused by either an unusual functioning of the immune system, genetics, or epidermal moisture loss. Seasonal allergies can also play a role in irritating the skin.

Dermatitis
Dermatitis can be related to direct contact that your skin has experienced with an irritant that has caused a reaction in your skin. Occupational exposures and skin problems can be challenging and we are here to help and advise how to minimise reduce the problem and help with healing.
The Floreat Medical team is experienced with many skin conditions and have the treatment plans in place to help you deal with the discomfort of skin conditions.

Our skin cancer screening and skin checks are thorough and comprehensive, giving us a foundation on which to build a medical history surrounding acute and chronic medical skin conditions. Many skin conditions are part of systemic diseases.

Information coming soon.

Australian Clinical Laboratories have a Phlebotomist on-site at Floreat Medical. This provides a convenient and efficient service for patients to have blood and screening tests conducted immediately after your appointment with one of our doctors or come back at the time of your convenience.

You may find more information on Australian Clinical Laboratories website by clicking here.