Your skin is checked from “top to toe’ using a hand held dermatoscopic magnifying device to aid in assessing your moles, with any spots requiring monitoring or removal photographed under high magnification by high end equipment. These images can be stored on your electronic file for future reference.
Photographic dermoscopy is the gold standard of skin cancer care, where suspicious or changing moles or skin lesions can be imaged, stored and retrieved when future comparison is required. This has been found through research to aid early detection and elimination of skin cancer.
Most procedures are covered under Medicare. Because of the high cost of dressings and consumables, the clinic may ask you to pay a small fee, usually in the region of $15-25 to help cover for consumable cost.