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Skin Checks & Treatment

Skin Checks Help Detect Early Signs Of Cancer Before They Become More Serious

Most people know that Australians have some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Nearly two in three Australians have had or will have some form of skin cancer in their lives. Booking an appointment with an experienced doctor for skin checks, screenings, is essential for all Australians to ensure any warning signs are detected early and treatment is started as early as possible.

Skin Checks & Treatment

Skin Checks Help Detect Early Signs Of Cancer Before They Become More Serious

Most people know that Australians have some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world. Nearly two in three Australians have had or will have some form of skin cancer in their lives. Booking an appointment with an experienced doctor for skin checks, screenings, mole mapping is essential for all Australians to ensure any warning signs are detected early and treatment is started as early as possible.

Do I Need A Skin Check?

Skin cancer checks are quick, painless, and could be lifesaving. It is recommended that everyone gets their skin checked, however, it is highly recommended for people that have:

     // Family history of skin or other cancers
     // Have a history of skin or pre-cancers
     // Have ever used a tanning bed (solarium)
     // Have many moles
     // Have fair skin
     // Are over the age of 40

Skin cancer checks are quick, painless, and could be lifesaving. It is recommended that everyone gets their skin checked, however, it is highly recommended for people that have:

// Family history of skin or other cancers
// Have a history of skin or pre-cancers
// Have ever used a tanning bed (solarium)
// Have many moles
// Have fair skin
// Are over the age of 40

Your First Skin Check Appointment

During your first visit, your doctor first asks you a series of personal and family-related health questions before performing a full-body skin examination. This may include mapping your moles, and take photographs for reference to compare with a few months later. From your initial examination you’ll be told:

     // If you have any abnormal or suspicious spots that require removal or further examination
     // About your general risk of developing skin cancer in the future
     // How frequently you should have your skin checked

During your first visit, your doctor first asks you a series of personal and family-related health questions before performing a full-body skin examination. This may include mapping your moles, and take photographs for reference to compare with a few months later. From your initial examination you’ll be told:

// If you have any abnormal or suspicious spots that require removal or further examination
// About your general risk of developing skin cancer in the future
// How frequently you should have your skin checked

How To Treat Moles?

Treatment Options

While most moles are harmless, if your doctor has identified moles that may pose a risk for skin cancer, they may request for it to be removed. Mole removal is generally a quick and painless procedure that can be performed by your King Street Medical doctor on site.

Moles can be removed by:

     // Excision (cutting) – A scalpel is used to cut out the mole after applying a local anesthetic. Excision types include ellipital, flap and graft excisions.
     // Shaving – Only a small portion of your skin is shaved off after applying a local anesthetic.
     // Freezing – Non-cancerous moles that are above the skin's surface can often be frozen off using liquid nitrogen. 

Moles can be removed by:

// Excision (cutting) – A scalpel is used to cut out the mole after applying a local anesthetic. Excision types include ellipital, flap and graft excisions.
// Shaving – Only a small portion of your skin is shaved off after applying a local anesthetic.
// Freezing – Non-cancerous moles that are above the skin's surface can often be frozen off using liquid nitrogen. 

You should always consult a doctor about your mole removal and do not attempt to remove it at home. Your doctor will ensure your mole is removed properly with minimal chances of scarring or complications. If you’re spending time in the sun, sunscreen is recommended at all times, but especially if you’ve recently had a mole removed.

Arrange your appointment. You’re only 5 minutes away from a beautiful smile.

Where To Find King Street Medical Warrawong

King Street Medical is conveniently located at 67 King Street, Warrawong, next to Warrawong Library and Plush Furniture.

We have plenty of parking available on Carlotta Cres, at the northern end of Darcy Wentworth Park. Our practice is located at the corner of King Street & Hoskins Avenue.

We have accessibility parking available beside our building on the corner of King Street & Hoskins Ave. Enter via Hoskins Ave.

If you have trouble finding us, please call us.