South East Skin Clinic Suite

SKIN CANCER CLINIC

Features of Our Skin Clinic:

  • Brand New Fit out 2018
  • Dedicated Skin Cancer Suites
  • Walk-around Mole Scanner
  • Relaxing ambience
  • Set up for Privacy
  • Overhead Smart TV

The aims of The Skin Cancer Clinic are to:

  • Pick up Skin Cancer as early as possible
  • Aiming to keep biopsy rate to the minimum necessary
  • Help you to spot the early signs of skin cancer
  • Give names to the harmless lesions you have!
  • Advise about prevention of skin cancer

THE SKIN CANCER DOCTOR

Dr Richard Beatty:

  • is a skin cancer information provider to health.gov.au
  • Has three Skin diplomas, 2 distinctions, 1 prize, 1 Scholarship
  • Refreshes and updates his skills on a regular basis.
  • Is passionate about diagnosing skin cancers at the earliest stage possible.

THE SKIN SCAN EQUIPMENT

MOLE MACHINE, OVERVIEW SCANNER, HANDHELD SCANNER

WHAT IS A MOLE SCAN?

A skin check requires the use of dermatoscopy. The Dermatoscope uses a special light & lens to view the skin at high magnification.

Many dermatologists and skin cancer doctors use  ‘hand-held’ dermoscopy. This is the device that looks like a magnifying glass with a light.

A typical mole scanner at a skin cancer clinic is a machine that has these features:

  • Viewing on a computer or LCD screen in real time.
  • Magnification to at least 50 times through special lenses.
  • Links to dedicated software.
  • Mapping of the dermoscopy image to the macro or overview image.
  • Side-by-side comparison of the images at a follow-up.

Mole scanners with these features typically cost over $20,000.

A Skin check at South East Skin Clinic utilises a mole machine, an overview scanner and a handheld dermatoscope.

THE MOLE MACHINE

VisioMed D120

The microDERM® D120is a high-end Microderm mole scanner that was acquired in 2017 and offers the latest in mole scanning technology.

This device is the ‘Mole Machine‘ that patients expect in a skin cancer clinic.

The system was developed with input from leading Skin Cancer Doctors, ‘with unique skin cancer detection technology.’ High Quality Images are projected onto two screens that are placed on a mobile cart.

Images may be viewed at over 50 times magnification through polarised and non-polarised lenses.

OVERVIEW SCANNER

Dermlite Lumio UV

The Lumio Scanner provides 2 x magnification of the skin through polarised lenses. The 40 LEDs provide a very bright and crisp overview.

Our Doctor starts the skin check with the Lumio Scanner to identify discrete lesions that require further examination with the VisioMed Mole Machine.

HANDHELD DERMATOSCOPE

Schuco DL3

Many GPs with an interest in skin cancer have either a Schuco or Heine portable dermatoscope.

The Schuco DL3 is a useful hand-held scanner that allows the doctor to quickly view a lesion of concern with either contact or non-contact dermoscopy.

Our Skin Cancer Doctor generally uses The Lumio device & VisioMed Mole Machine . The Schuco portable dermatoscope is used at the skin clinic for the initial examination of some lesions.

Regular Checks & Spot Checks

WHO IS MOST AT RISK OF SKIN CANCER?

There are over 50 skin cancer risk factors. The strongest risks are:

  • Previous frequent sunburn
  • Skin that easily burns
  • Blue Eyes or Red Hair
  • A family history of skin cancer
  • Large number of moles
  • Previous skin cancer
  • Increasing Age

WHEN SHOULD I GET A SPOT CHECKED OUT?

Use HAND to get a mole or spot checked out further by a skin cancer trained doctor. In addition, skin cancers may be Scaly, Sore or tender, Itchy or bleed.

  • Healing: Does not Heal within six weeks
  • Appearance: Change in Size, Shape or Colour
  • New: Most melanoma - and all other skin cancers - are new
  • Different look or feel, or stands out when compared to other lesions
2000

There are over 2000 deaths from skin cancer each year in Australia

Over 800,000

Skin Cancer diagnoses in Australia every year.

13283

Estimated number of New Cases of Melanoma in 2016

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Page Last Modified: 4/11/2018