Taking care of your skin isn’t just about looking good

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is the first line of defence against the sun, pollutants, and extreme temperatures.

Educating patients on the importance of protection from solar damage, and changes to existing moles is essential to early detection, diagnosing, treating and managing ongoing skin conditions and is key to saving your life.

An annual skin check should be on everyone’s calendar and there is no better time than now to arrange an appointment that can save your life. Dr Paula Hade and Dr Megan Kelly are her Medical onsite specialists ready to take care of you and help with any concerns on new or existing moles you may have.


Skin Checks

Understand your skin and be familiar with what is usual for you. If you observe any new skin spots or alterations in the color, size, or shape of existing spots, promptly consult your general practitioner (GP). Your GP, being acquainted with your complete medical history, can offer guidance on whether a surveillance and management plan is necessary. Early detection is vital, as most skin cancers can be effectively treated when identified early.

For individuals at a heightened risk of skin cancer, regular professional skin examinations are essential, complemented by consistent self-monitoring for any changes in the skin. Certain high-risk individuals may be presented with the option of total body photography by their doctor.

People are classified as high-risk if they:

• are male and aged over 50 years

• have a history of previous skin cancer

• possess numerous moles, particularly if some are sizeable or exhibit unusual characteristics

• have experienced significant sun damage in the past

• have a notable family history of skin cancer

• are on immunosuppressive medications

• have a genetic syndrome involving the inheritance of melanoma through family genes.

Do you know your skin type?

Book your skin check today!