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When to Get Your Skin Checked

Unless you have had a skin cancer scare, getting a skin and mole check may not be on your list of priorities. However, all Australians are at risk as we have one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. 

Early diagnosis and treatment is key to a successful outcome, and visiting a skin check clinic is one way to ensure your skin is healthy. Any time is the right time to get your skin checked, but here are a few factors which might influence your decision to book an appointment:

When Should I Get a Skin Check?

Self checks are important, as you live in your skin and should be able to flag any changes as they occur. If you notice anything unusual on your skin such as a new growth or the transformation of an existing mole, you should seek a professional opinion. In particular, watch out for moles with blurred edges, unusual colouring, itching, bleeding, and those growing in size. Other reasons you may get a skin check is by the recommendation of a doctor, or to support a friend who is anxious about the process. 

If you have spent significant time outdoors, been sunburnt in the past, used solariums or have a fair complexion, skin checks should be as regular as your yearly trips to the dentist. After your initial appointment you can come back for routine follow ups which will become a stress free habit. If anything concerns you in the meantime, our skin check clinic in Perth is only a phone call away.

Did you know, you don’t have to stick to summer checks, as a great time for a skin assessment is during the winter months!

Why Should I Get a Skin Check?

A full body skin check is the first step in determining whether there are any existing cancers, or pre cancers. While at home checks are beneficial, there are some things which might not be visible to the naked eye. With specialised tools, equipment, and technology we are able to find irregularities which may have otherwise gone unnoticed. 

On the other hand, if there is a skin concern which is bothering you, a check could rule out cancer giving you peace of mind that what you are seeing is normal. There are numerous types of spots and cancers, and we are experienced in being able to identify each one. When you visit our skin check clinic in Perth, our dedicated team will make you feel welcome and answer any questions you may have. This service can be one piece of the puzzle and when combined with adequate sun protection and sun safe practices could greatly reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Any diagnosis can lead to treatment, which could potentially save your life! Now is the time to get your skin checked, and we make it easy. With 9 convenient locations in Perth, there is no reason not to book an appointment. 

What are you waiting for? Contact My Skin Centre today!