Skin checks are recommended periodically, especially if you have a high risk skin type, after age 40 and if you have previously been diagnosed with a skin cancer. It takes some time to complete these checks as well as biopsy or treat any lesion of concern; as such it would be best to make a dedicated appointment for this. If a mole or lesion needs to be excised, this is planned for a subsequent day by negotiation with your Doctor. Dr Sunita Thavarajadeva performs skin checks & excisions preferably on a Friday afternoon. Dr Sien Tan also offer skin checks and excisions if appropriate. Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen spray) if appropriate for condition, is available for use in patients over age 11.
It helps to dress appropriately for your skin check- easily adjustable clothing such as shorts & singlet are ideal, you may wish to wear these under your regular clothes when attending for a skin check. Please avoid wearing makeup to your appointment and a full skin check includes checking your feet as well, so you will need to remove shoes & socks.
As these procedures take time & involve setting up, it would be helpful to let the receptionist know at time of booking that your appointment is for a “skin check”