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Specialist Skin Services

NURSE SPOT CHECKS 

 

Our Nurse Jen will assess up to 3 lesions of concern in a 15-minute appointment.   

To book via MyIndici, please select ‘Spot Check’, or call reception.  

Spot checks and full body skin checks are also available with our doctors. Your spot check or full body skin check may be covered by your health insurer. 

If there are no suitable times available for a nurse spot check, please consider booking with one of our skin doctors. This may be free if you have health insurance (depending on your policy).

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Specialist Skin Checks

Dr Jens Link, Dr Jamie Shepherd, Dr Vicki Mount & Nurse Jen Ropati are qualified in dermoscopy to provide high-quality assessment, diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions.  

We recommend an annual full body skin check. This includes dermoscopy examination, plus photography for tracking as required. Our team will recommend appropriate treatment, which may include liquid nitrogen, topical cream, biopsy or excision. All treatments can be provided on site at a convenient time. 

 

 

Prices

Full Body Skin Check with dermoscopy and photography of lesions of concern: 

  By Doctor: $280 (30 minutes)

 

Spot Check for up to 3 lesions of concern (15 minutes):

  By Doctor: $95

  By Nurse Specialist: $75

Liquid nitrogen, if required is an additional $20 - $80 depending on the number of lesions needing treatment.

Do I need a skin check?

The New Zealand sun is unforgiving. Many of us grew up at a time when using sun protection was uncommon. 

New Zealand has the highest rate of melanoma in the world. If caught and treated early enough, it is almost always curable. 

Additionally, sun exposure over time causes non-melanoma skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or basal cell carcinoma (BCC). 

Your risk of developing skin cancer is increased if you:

  • Burn easily, or have a history of sunburn

  • Are over 50

  • Have a job or hobbies (such as sailing, golf, gardening) that expose you to high levels of UV  radiation 

  • Have a large number of moles

  • Have a personal history, or family history, of melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. 

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How can I check my skin?

Our trained doctors and nurse will diagnose skin cancer, but you are best placed to recognise if something is SORE, CHANGING, ABNORMAL or NEW. 

We recommend the Scan Your Skin self-check method. 

If you have a lesion of concern, we have urgent appointments available for spot checks.

 

Book using MyIndici or via reception. 

Our Skin Team
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Lead Nurse Jen

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Dr Jens Link

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Dr Jamie Shepherd

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Dr Vicki Mount

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