Have you had your skin check yet?
Book in for a Molemap Check appointment now
and meet our RN Melanographer Amy.
Amy graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2009 and in 2019 completed a Certificate in Melanography – obtained through the Australasian Collage of Dermatology. She is passionate about detecting skin cancers early and skin cancer education.
Did you know… In 2017, 14,000 Australians were diagnosed with melanoma, and more than 1800 Australians are expected to die from melanoma each year – that’s one person every five hours!
Yet, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are in fact many early warning signs for melanoma and other skin cancers – and if detected early enough, melanoma is almost always treatable. However, if it’s left undetected, it can spread rapidly and become life threatening.
That’s why we recommend having a full body skin check by our Melanographer Amy – a skin cancer detection expert every year and self-checks at home every 3-6 months.
Once in the consulting room, Amy will ask you a few questions before giving you a gown and asking you to dress down to your underwear. But don’t worry, Amy is an expert and will help you feel at ease throughout the whole skin check process.
Amy will take the time to carefully complete a comprehensive head-to-toe skin check using a specialist handheld device called a dermatoscope. Looking for spots of concern that present on the day and will image these using a specialised Molemap dermoscopic imaging camera – which looks under your skin.
Amy will provide you with important skin cancer information and education to help reduce your chances of developing skin cancer. You can ask any questions you may have.
After your appointment, Amy will securely forward your imaged spots to our specialist dermatologists – who work via teledermatology – for review and diagnosis of the images.
Within 5-10 business days of your appointment your Doctor will receive a dermatologist report which includes comments and any recommendations for treatment. A follow-up appointment is recommended to discuss your results with your regular GP.
Appointments are 30 minutes in length. Please come make-up free and wear minimal jewellery to assist us in the best examination.
Please contact The Health Hub team if you have any further questions