Skin Checks

Our specialist dermatologists and skin cancer doctors are trusted experts in comprehensive, full-body skin checks, skin spot checks and melanoma detection.

Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. More than 430,000 Australians are treated a year for skin cancers. Of these, over 10,500 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed. Each year there are around 1,600 deaths from melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Early detection is important, Dermatologists are experts in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.  At The Skin Lab, we highly recommend an annual full-body skin check as part of your self-care routine.

Rebatable*

*First-time customers require an initial consultation

What to expect

Self skin examination - what to look for?

Regular self skin examination is essential in addition to your formal skin checks.  What to look for:

  • Non-healing sores.
  • Any spot that bleeds repeatedly without obvious reason or from minimal trauma, especially if this has lasted for more than a few weeks.
  • Itch specific to a lesion (especially if this has lasted for more than a few weeks).
  • The ‘ugly duckling’.  Any spot which doesn’t look like other common spots you have seen on your own body

For regional locations, urgent concerns or to join our waiting list phone our urgent dermatology team on 07 3832 4392.

Referring doctors who require urgent dermatologist bookings please phone 07 3832 4392 or email us here – email link button

How often do I need to have a skin check?

Early detection is important, Dermatologists and Skin Cancer Doctors are experts in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers.  At the Skin Lab, we highly recommend an annual full body skin check as part of your self care routine for everyone over 30 years and 6 months for patients with a previous history of skin cancer.

I’m booked in for a skin check. Do I need to do anything beforehand?

It’s helpful to remove your makeup prior to a skin check. We understand that this is sometimes not possible if you are coming from work so we do provide makeup remover wipes or cleanser if necessary.

What happens during my treatment?

A full body skin cancer check means exactly that – your entire body is examined by your doctor to identify any suspicious looking spots or lesions.We ask you to remove your clothing but to keep on your underwear. During this appointment, all freckles and moles are examined to ensure they are not cancerous, precancerous or could lead to another health risk.

What happens afterwards?

Following your examination, any suspicious looking moles or freckles will be addressed by your doctor in further detail. If needed, your doctor can perform a biopsy for additional analysis.

Pricing

Skin Cancer Check

Skin Cancer Doctor: Dr Heather Jenkins & Dr Dane Andersen

New Patient

$185
Medicare rebate $76.95*

Existing Patient

$145
Medicare rebate $39.75*
*To be eligible for a Medicare rebate a referral from a GP is required, please visit your regular GP or book in with our skin cancer doctors above for a referral and expedited dermatologist booking.
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Dermatologist Consultations

Consultant Dermatologist: Dr Charlotte Man, Dr Godfrey Wagner, Dr Rowland Noakes

New Patient

$285
Medicare rebate $78.95*

Existing Patient

$198
Medicare rebate $47.80*
*To be eligible for a Medicare rebate a referral from a GP is required, please visit your regular GP or book in with our skin cancer doctors above for a referral and expedited dermatologist booking.
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All skin types welcome

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