Do I need a referral from a GP to get my skin checked?
No, you do not need a referral to attend our clinics.Can I book via the phone?
From 18th January 2023 until further notice, new patients can only make their appointments online. Staff will NOT be able to book appointments for new patients via the phone due to increased workload to service our existing patients.Can I wear makeup or fake tan before an appointment?
Any make-up, foundation or fake tan can decrease the accuracy of the examination. Plain moisturiser, is generally acceptable. And also please remove nail polish before going to your appointment.Is it safe for a skin check if I am pregnant?
Yes, for we do not use any devices that pose a risk to the pregnancy. If surgery is required, the doctor will have a detailed discussion with you, about the pros and cons of delaying the procedure.I am scared of needles
This is a very common scenario and frankly, no one likes having injections. You will be glad to know that we have developed techniques and use special local anaesthetic mixtures that cause reduced discomfort. For a biopsy, it is equivalent to a flu vaccination. Let us know if you have had a bad experience with procedures previously. Our staff will take extra care of you.What happens if skin cancer is found?
Once the biopsy confirms our suspicion of skin cancer, then we will provide you with all the treatment options. Often simpler treatments such as curettage and topical medication cream are suitable to treat early superficial skin cancers. If surgery is required, you can choose to have it performed at our procedure rooms on-site.Can I just come in for a skin cancer procedure without a check?
We do not perform procedures without our doctors having examined the person or the lesion thoroughly. A significant percentage of patients with what they thought was a single skin cancer actually have more cancers or other pre-cancerous spots requiring attention. Alternatively some lesions are deemed benign after examination and do not require removal.I have been asked to come in to have a lesion removed by my GP
If you are a new patient, please book a Full Check or Spot Check appointment as the first appointment. We do not organise or perform procedures for patients without an initial assessment.