Skin Procedures Elwood

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Skin Checks and Procedures Elwood

Did you realise that the skin is your largest organ? It’s an important organ! Your skin plays a critical role when it comes to keeping you safe, so it’s always a good idea to look after it as well as it looks after you.

Although your skin is designed to protect you from the external world, there are some problems that can occur. When you’re unsure if that’s a dangerous mole or a smudge from the kids’ breakfast (and we’ve all been there), a skin check can make all the difference.

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Skin Checks Newbay Medical Elwood

Skin Checks at Newbay Medical Clinic

Skin checks are just as vital to our overall health and wellbeing as bowel cancer screenings and Pap smears; however, they’re often overlooked or delayed. Newbay Medical Clinic provides skin checks to monitor skin conditions and detect skin cancers. Finding a skin cancer lesion early can be the difference between an in-office 30-minute procedure and needing a large area resected by a plastic surgeon, so when you notice a change, don’t delay in getting it checked out!

Our Skin Procedures

At Newbay Medical Clinic, we provide skin checks and identify and remove lesions whenever possible. Our Bayside-based network of dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other specialists can help us with lesions, not within our practice.

Please book a consultation with us to discuss your procedure request.

We can also help with the surgical treatment of:

Your Skin Questions Answered

The number and type of treatments you require will vary depending upon your particular circumstances.

It is difficult to provide cost transparency with such an individualised service, as costs vary widely depending on the required procedure, how long it may take, and the equipment needed. These should be discussed with the doctor during the appointment.

No matter your age, anyone who is concerned about their skin needs a skin examination. To determine how often you should have your skin checked, your doctor will talk to you about your risk factors. Generally, people over 50 have a higher risk of skin cancers and should get a skin check at least once a year.

The majority of skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet (UV), but genes, chemicals, and other factors can cause skin cancer anywhere on the body.

Most health insurance policies will cover skin checks, but it’s best to confirm with your provider to be sure. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australia, so getting regular check-ups is important for early detection.
The Australian government recommends that everyone over the age of 18 should have a regular skin check every 12 months. If you have a family history of skin cancer, or if you have any other risk factors, you may need to be checked more frequently.
During a skin check, your doctor will examine your skin from head to toe, looking for any unusual moles or changes in your skin. They will also ask about any changes you may have noticed yourself. If anything suspicious is found, a biopsy may be taken. This is a simple procedure where a small sample of tissue is removed and sent for further testing.
We suggest people begin getting regular skin checks from the age of 18, or earlier if they have any risk factors for skin cancer. However, it’s never too late to start getting checked – no matter your age, skin cancer can affect anyone.
We suggest getting a routine skin check completed once per year . However, if you have a family history of skin cancer or any other risk factors, you may need to be checked more frequently. It’s always best to speak with your doctor to find out what’s best for you.

If you’re located in Brighton or the Bayside area, we complete skin checks right here! If you’re in other areas of Victoria, there’s sure to be one near you. Click here to find your nearest Skin Check clinic.

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Why Choose Us?

Newbay Medical Clinic takes pride in providing quality, timely service and making sure you are as comfortable as possible. Visiting the doctor can be stressful. We recognise this and strive to make you feel comfortable every time you walk through our doors (or call us on the phone or visit our website). Our approachability helps us to stand out from the crowd, so you can feel comfortable discussing your concerns with any of our caring, experienced, and knowledgeable staff.

Book Your Skin Test Today

At Newbay Medical Clinic, our doctors are highly skilled in identifying and removing skin lesions. We can help with skin issues such as cysts, warts, ingrown nails, and cysts. Our caring and compassionate natures will make you feel comfortable while we provide quality care. We are able to offer a variety of services. Contact our knowledgeable and experienced team to book your skin exam.