Getting A Mole Check With SunDoctors
A regular mole check is a simple habit that can diagnose a skin spot before it becomes something more dangerous. Our mole checks are simple and efficient and often take under 15 minutes to complete.
The mole check will begin with the doctor examining your skin under a magnifying lamp, noting down areas of interest. They will then use a dermatoscope, or computerised dermatoscopy if necessary, to do a more thorough examination for possible signs of cancer.
Total body photography might be recommended to any patients who fall into the high-risk category for skin cancer, such as those that have fair skin, a family history of skin cancer, or have a large number of moles on their body.
Simple treatments will often be performed during the session, however, more complex surgical excisions will be booked for another appointment.
Most mole check will be done with the underwear on as skin cancer is rare on areas of the body such as the breasts, genitals, and buttocks, however, skin cancer in these areas is possible and if you believe that you have a suspicious-looking mole you may request to have it examined.