Frequently Asked Questions

Our dedicated team of skin specialists are available to provide on-site skin checks for corporate clients.

Most Popular Questions – Answered

WHAT IS A SKIN CHECK?

A skin check is when your skin is examined with a special lens that magnifies the skin using a special light, to look for signs of skin cancer, this is instrument is called a Dermatoscope. 

WHO PERFORMS THE SKIN CHECK?

Our comprehensive skin checks are performed by our qualified female doctor with the assistance of our specialist RN nurse. The doctor is qualified to do skin checks (dermoscopist). 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

The most important aspect of having a full body skin check, or a Mole Scan is to remember that we are aiming to prevent and early detect skin cancer.

The examinations involve getting undressed down to underwear in both clinics, a comfortable gown is always provided.

The difference between our comprehensive full body skin check and our Mole Scan Clinic is as follow:

  1. Head to toe examinations are provided only with our comprehensive skin check.
  2. Full Body Photography and Digital Dermengine skin analysis is used only with our comprehensive skin check.
  3. Moles are scanned if needed in our comprehensive skin check clinic, and always in our Mole Scan clinic.
  4. Full digital report is provided only with our comprehensive skin check.
  5. The Mole Scan clinic has a different more sophisticated reporting system

Our Mole Scan skin technology captures and analyses data. This non-invasive and rapid system provides 40x magnification allowing an in-depth analysis 2 mm inside your skin. Mole Scans are non-invasive, provide 95.5% diagnostic accuracy reducing unnecessary surgery and follow ups, gives immediate results, and detects all five elements that may identify early forms of melanoma and non-malenoma skin cancers.

If in need of treatment we provide you with continuation of care by seeing one of our specialist plastic surgeons at Claris Group, or a full report is  also available for you to see your GP for further care.

What options do you offer for [email protected] skin checks?

We provide the same service found at Claris clinic for our off site skin checks:

  • Full Body skin check
  • Full body photography and mole analysis
  • MoleMate SIMSYS skin analysis technology
  • Full digital report
DO THE SKIN CHECK’S HURT?

The skin check is a painless procedure, however, it can be a stressful time for our patients and we ensure empathy and a caring approach.

We make every effort not to rush our consultations allowing time to answer all your questions.

WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING IS FOUND?

If a suspicious lesion is found you will be advised of the next steps and options. This may involve treatment with us at Claris Group with one of our specialist surgeons. Or, a follow up with your GP or specialist of your choice  if visiting Claris is not an option for you.

IF SOMETHING IS FOUND, MUST I HAVE TREATMENT AT CLARIS GROUP?

No, all of our patients have the option to choose Claris or to be referred back to your GP for public referral.

Claris Group has a dedicated team who can provide you with continuation of care, we encourage our patients to remain with us, however we enjoy working with other health professionals, your pathway of care is very important to us.

IS CLARIS GROUP SOUTHERN CROSS AFFILIATED? AND ARE YOU COVER BY OTHER INSURANCES?

Yes, Claris Group is Southern Cross Affiliated for the provision of skin cancer services. We receive self referrals as well as GP referrals.

Preventive skin checks are not covered by some insurances and we always encourage you to contact your insurance provider prior to make an appointment. However, our surgical treatments are covered by all insurances with our Plastic Surgeons.

IF I WANT MY COMPANY TO OFFER YOUR SKIN CHECKS, HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT?

If you believe your company can provide you and your fellow colleagues with on site skin checks please contact:

Dr Maria DS Reeves at [email protected] or simply call 021 377116 for more information. 

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