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 where your skin is examined with a dermatoscope to check for any abnormal lesions.

WHO PERFORMS THE SKIN CHECK?

The head to toe skin check is performed by a qualified melanographer or by our dermoscopists. Any moles or blemishes identified by the melanographer are referred to our specialists for further management.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

The head to toe skin check is performed by a qualified melanographer or by our dermoscopists. Any moles or blemishes identified by the melanographer are referred to our specialists for further management.

The full body skin check takes 30 minutes. A dermatoscope (special lens) is used to examine your skin.

During your visit you will be lying down undressed down to your underwear and wearing a special gown. You may also be asked to remove your make-up. If your skin check takes place during one of our on-site Claris@work examinations, the skin check will take place as above but alternating between standing and sitting.

The full body photography and mapping is completed simultaneously during the skin check. The digital mapping system is completely confidential and offers mole location, diagnosis and recommendations tailored to your needs. It takes macroscopic (naked eye view) and dermoscopic (special lens view) photos with instant transfer to full screen vision for you to view during the consultation.

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions during of following the skin check.

FOR ON-SITE CORPORATE SKIN CHECKS, WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE FOR CHECKING MY SKIN AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?

We offer different fees and options for our clinic base and Claris@work examinations  which can both be carried out on-site on the day:

  •       A full body skin check and mapping
  •       A full body skin check and mapping with a report
DO THE SKIN CHECK’S HURT?

The check is a painless procedure; however, some people may find the light of the dermatoscope quite bright while their eyelids are checked.

WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING IS FOUND?

If a suspicious lesion is found on your body, you will be advised of the next steps and options. This may involve an invite back to Claris Group’s clinic for further treatment with one of our specialists.

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 of specialists, including plastic surgeons, who can provide your continuation of care.

IS CLARIS GROUP SOUTHERN CROSS AFFILIATED?

Yes, Claris Group is Southern Cross Affiliated for the provision of skin cancer services.

CAN I CLAIM MY SKIN CHECK ON INSURANCE?

For more information or to book an appointment at our  Claris Group clinic or for Claris@work skin check please email info@claris.co.nz or call 09 3204416

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