The majority of patients will have a full check, which is where the skin is examined with underwear being left on. 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. The consultation fee remains the same.
A gown is not worn since it must only be removed again for the skin to be examined. However, a full examination can be conducted half at a time if a patient prefers.
Skin in the breast, genital, and buttock areas is not routinely examined, so you will need to advise the doctor if there are spots in these areas that you would like checked.
To facilitate a thorough examination it is preferred that make up (especially foundation) and nail polish is not worn to the consultation.
The skin is examined with a magnifying lamp first, and then dermoscopy is performed including the MoleMax. Any spots of interest are recorded and analysed.
Treatment will usually be carried out at the time of consultation e.g. biopsy, or perhaps cryotherapy for sunspots. Surgical excisions, however, will usually be scheduled for a separate appointment. Total body photography may be recommended if you are an appropriate high-risk patient, and this is arranged at a separate appointment.
Consultation fee: $140