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Regular skin checks and are crucial for maintaining skin health and preventing potential issues.


The lismore clinic

Skin Checks and procedures

Early detection and intervention are essential when treating skin cancers.  Please book for a consult if you have a new or changing skin lesion.

Remember sun protection is vital at all ages particularly those under 18. 

Please check which doctors perform skin checks when booking on hotdocs.

Professional Skin Checks

Regularly examine your skin for any changes, including new moles, changes in the size or colour of existing moles, or any unusual growths or spots.


If a suspicious mole or skin lesion is identified during a skin check, a biopsy may be performed. This involves removing a small sample of the skin for examination under a microscope to determine if it is cancerous or benign.


If a mole or lesion is confirmed to be cancerous or poses a risk, it may be completely excised (removed) along with a margin of healthy tissue. The excised tissue is then sent for further analysis to ensure all cancer cells have been removed.


Cryotherapy involves freezing a skin lesion using liquid nitrogen. It's often used for benign conditions like warts, actinic keratosis, or small skin cancers.

Topical Treatments

For certain skin conditions, topical treatments such as creams, ointments, or prescription medications may be prescribed.


If you have concerns about your skin or notice any changes, it's essential to consult with us for a thorough evaluation and appropriate management.

Early detection and intervention are key in addressing many skin conditions, including skin cancer.

REGULAR SKIN CHECKS and monitoring of changing skin lesions are vital aspects of your health care