Western Skin Institute remains open. 

If you have a fever, cough or feel unwell, please call to cancel your appointment and refer to the Australian Government Department of Health Website:

If you do attend, rest assure we adhere to the social distancing rules. We kindly ask that all patients attend their appointment on their own unless accompanying a minor or dependent. 

Waiting room chairs are reduced to very limited numbers to respect the space needed between each individual. 

These measures are designed to protect you and keep you safe.

    Skin Check

    The Skin Check Process

    Most patients will have a full check, which is where the skin is examined with underwear being left on. Privacy is respected with examinations conducted with the patient in their underwear. However, a more limited examination may be performed if a patient so desires e.g. upper half only, exposed areas only, or even just a single spot.

    Skin in the breast, genital, and buttock areas is not routinely examined, however skin cancers can occur in these regions and any suspicious lesions should be examined by the doctor. To facilitate a thorough examination, it is preferred that make up (especially foundation) and nail polish is not worn to the consultation.

    What to Expect During the Procedure

    During the procedure, the skin is examined without any instruments first, and then dermoscopy is performed using a hand held dermatoscope. Any spots of interest are recorded and analysed or biopsied if need be, usually scheduled in a separate appointment. Total body photography may be recommended if you are an appropriate high-risk patient, and this is arranged in another appointment.

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