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Preparing For Your Skin Check

  • Confirm the time / date of your appointment

  • If possible, inspect your own skin and make note of any lesions / areas of concern to point out to the doctor. If you notice a lesion in an area covered by hair, consider shaving the area 1-2 days before your appointment. The doctor is unlikely to examine your genitalia unless you specifically ask them to.

  • If you’ve previously had a skin cancer check at a different clinic, it may be beneficial to ask if they can transfer any photos / notes to DermaDocs Skin Cancer Clinics before your appointment. These can be added to your record and used for comparison.

  • Before your appointment, remove any makeup, nail polish or artificial tan. If these are not removed, it can be more difficult for the doctor to examine lesions and notice changes in colouration.

  • Wear loose clothing to your appointment. You will be asked to dress down to your underwear during your appointment, and this is made easier by wearing loose fitting clothing. This is also important in case a biopsy is taken.

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