A dermatologist is the best qualified physician to do regular skin checks and monitor high risk patients for skin cancers, dysplastic naevi (moles) and melanoma.
Dermoscopy is used to assist in clinical examinations. Dermoscopy is an in vivo noninvasive diagnostic technique that magnifies the skin in such a way that colour and structure in the epidermis, dermo-epidermal junction, and papillary dermis becomes visible. This colour and structure cannot be seen with the naked eye. With training and experience, dermoscopy has been shown to significantly increase the clinical diagnosis of melanocytic, non-melanocytic, benign and malignant skin lesions with a 10-27% improvement in the diagnosis of melanoma compared to that achieved by clinical examination alone.
The Fotofinder is used to take overview images as well as close up magnified images of pigmented lesions and one can do side to side comparison of images on follow up visits (sequential digital imaging).
Interested In Skin Checks With Us?
For appointments or general enquiries, speak with our friendly reception staff who will be glad to assist however they are able:
Phone: (02) 6651 7000
Fax: (02) 6651 7010
Address: Suite 214/ Specialist Medical Centre,
343 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
The Australasian College of Dermatologists recognises the dedication and professional service of its Fellows and their commitment to excellence in dermatology.