Skin Cancer Clinic Toorak

Don't wait weeks or months for a dermatology appointment, book in now with one of our skin specialist doctors

Our team of experienced skin cancer doctors offer many of the same services as your regular dermatologist, without the wait time and at less cost to you. Our highly qualified team is led by Dr Fred Fotouhi who is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

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We have a brand new clinic in the heart of Toorak. With convenient access via public transport and parking available.

Skin Cancer Checks, Diagnosis and Treatments

The skin is the largest external organ of the body and needs special treatment and maintenance. Skin cancer checks are vitally important for detecting cancerous moles and melanoma. 

Melanoma cancer can be fatal if not treated early, and regular mole checks and mole mapping are the best detection methods.

We diagnose and treat SCC skin cancer (Squamous cell carcinoma)
and BCC skin cancer (Basal cell carcinomas).

We have managed more than 15,000 Skin Cancer patients in the last decade.

Our skin and mole check clinic is known for:

  • Efficiency
  • Affordable Treatment
  • No Waiting Time

We provide expert skin cancer checks, mole screening, and treatment in Toorak, only 2.5 km from Melbourne CBD, supporting not only patients from surrounding suburb, but also those from wider Melbourne and Victoria.

In fact, because our skin check services are highly regarded, we regularly treat patients from across Melbourne and Victoria. Many of our skin cancer patients drive over 150 kilometres for skin and mole checks at our clinics.

So, no matter where you are located, when you visit our skin clinic, you can be sure to experience high-quality skin checks, diagnosis and treatment.

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Dermoscopy with new technology

Meet our Skin Check Doctors

Cases

skin damage before and after

Male patient skin cancer on nose removal

To remove this skin cancer lesion this patient was quoted $1500 out of pocket + $1000 anaesthesiologist fee ($2,500) under general anaesthesia.

We did the procedure under local anaesthesia for only $150 out of pocket!

  • Procedure time: 45 min
  • Pain: minimal
  • Risk: minimal bruising
  • Recovery time: 1 week
  • Size: 7 mm (nose)
  • Price: $150

Note: any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from a qualified doctor.

comparing skin damage month on month

Female patient skin cancer on cheek removal

A new and fast growing skin cancer was detected and removed from this beautiful patient’s face.

Just look at her excellent healing with no scar only 4 weeks after the surgery. 

We have made it more affordable for everyone to get their skin checked, and have skin cancers removed.

  • Full skin check costs $75 out of pocket
  • Most of our skin cancer surgeries cost between 0 to $150 out of pocket.

Note: any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from a qualified doctor.

When did you last have a skin check?

Regular skin checks are vitally important for detecting cancerous moles and melanoma.

Our Skin Cancer Clinic Services

1-2 Skin Lesions Examination

You can book an appointment to see one our skin cancer doctors to assess 1-2 concerning spots and your consult will be based on normal consult fee.

It can be as a referral by another doctor to get the second opinion as well. No referral needed and waiting time will be minimal.

Digital Mole Mapping

If you are a high risk skin cancer patient, based on our assessment or your interest, we will provide you a full body digital mole mapping.

It takes normally about 20 min, by our Melanographer then will be assessed by our skin cancer doctors and costs $250 (medicare card holders - $150 out-of-pocket).

Full Body Skin Check

If you are an outdoor person or having a strong personal or family history for skin cancer, it would be suggested to get your full skin check once yearly.

It usually takes 20-30 min and will cost about $90 out of pocket for medicare card holders. ($200 for non medicare card holders and Bulk billing for DVA Gold members.

dermoscope

State of the art skin check technology

We have the newest ATBM generation that allows a complete, consistent, high-resolution documentation of your skin, with novel software features, state-of-the-art encryption technologies.

Skin Cancer doesn't care what season it is. Get a skin check today!

Skin Check Fees

APPOINTMENTDURATIONFEEOUT OF POCKET*
SKIN CHECK (1-2 SPOTS)15 min$100$60
FULL BODY SKIN CHECK / MOLE MAPPING30 min$200-250$100-150

The Procedure

What Happens On The Day Of Your Skin Check?

Learn more about how to prepare for your Skin Check appointments with Elite Medical Toorak.

Preparation for the skin check

You will be given a questionnaire to complete prior to your appointment, this will take around 10 minutes to complete, so please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. 

Your skin should be free of any foundation, make up or coloured products over the area of interest for skin check. You will need to remove clothing down to your underwear.

If you need to have a “Full Body Mole Mapping“, Our Skin Cancer nurses will take your photos by our latest technology Mole Mapping Machine (ATBM). This will help us to have your baseline Mole map so that we can compare them in 12 months and see if any of them have changed significantly.

Our accredited Skin cancer doctor then will use a Dermatoscope to have a close up/magnified look at any spots of concern. A dermatoscope is a bit like torch with a magnifying glass attached to the end.

Using a dermatoscope is painless. Sometimes the doctor may take a photograph of a spot or mole so it can be monitored over time for any changes in appearance.

During the skin check

Our Skin cancer specialist will tell you straight away if you have any mole or spots which require testing. To test the mole or spot he will either take a small biopsy (sample) of it, or completely excise (cut out) the spot of concern – under local/general anesthetic of course.

Skin cancer treatment & skin cancer removal

In most cases another appointment will be made to remove the abnormal mole or spot. This type of minor surgery can be carried out at Elite Medical Centre.

After it is removed, the mole or spot is sent to a pathology laboratory for testing. Receiving the test results can take from one to several days, depending on the pathology provider.

We always use the most experienced pathology labs and Pathologists (Dermopathologists) for accurate results. Their quality of service is also bulk billing with no added fee for Histopathology.

After Care

In most cases, when found early, skin cancer can be easily and successfully treated with surgery. Most skin cancers are cured once they are removed. Other non-surgical treatments such as cream, radiotherapy or light therapy (Photo Dynamic Therapy – PDT) may be used but this will depend on the type of skin cancer found. 

Depending on your level of risk for developing skin cancer, your doctor may recommend regular follow up skin checks. The frequency for follow up skin checks can vary from every few months, to once every year or two.

If you want to assess your risk of developing skin cancer, click here.

Skin Check FAQs

Skin checks, especially if performed regularly, allow a greater chance of spotting any signs of sun damage before it is too late.

  • Skin checks help you identify and understand more about your skin – you get to know what is normal on your skin and what’s not. Learning this allows you to identify new or changing skin areas.
  •  Regular skin checks are of immense importance for people with a higher risk of skin cancer to avoid any cancerous spots.
  • Checking parts of your body that are not exposed to the sun is equally important, as skin cancer appears in these hidden areas.
  • Cancer can be avoided by detecting suspicious spots early.
  • Compared to other types of cancer, skin cancers have a much better outcome if detected and treated early.

We recommend having regular skin checks at home on top of having annual skin checks with a professional, as it will allow a higher chance of detecting melanomas when they are thin and small. When caught early, skin cancer can be removed with the potential of curing it completely. We encourage the use of photos every time you perform self-checks.

The risk for skin cancer varies depending on several factors:

High Risk:

  • Red hair
  • Type 1 skin and older than 45 years of age
  • Type 2 skin and older than 65 years of age
  • Family history of melanoma 
  • More than 100 naevi or more than 10 atypical naevi (naevi= birthmarks)
  • Personal history of melanoma 
  • History of non-melanoma skin cancers

Medium Risk:

  • Blue eyes
  • Type 1 skin and between age 25-45.
  • Type 2 skin and between age 45-65.
  • Type 3 skin and older than 65 years old.
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer is present in family history.
  • Solar keratosis is present in past history.
  • Has experienced multiple sunburns.
  • We recommend having 3-6 monthly self-checks, and 2-5 skin checks yearly with a doctor.

Low Risk:

  • Type 1 skin and less than 25 years old.
  • Type 2 skin and less than 45 years old.
  • Type 3 skin and less than 65 years old.
  • Type 4 and 5 skin.
  • Performing self-checks annually is recommended on top of a one-off skin check with a doctor for risk assessment and skin care advice.

Melanoma

Melanoma, although quite uncommon, is the most lethal and fastest-growing type of skin cancer. Due to its ability to spread very quickly throughout the body and penetrate the skin’s surface, Melanomas are very deadly. However, if the Melanoma is detected early (less than 1mm thick), the ten-year survival rate is 92%. If Melanoma is detected when it is already greater than 4mm thick, then the survival rate reduces to 50%.

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma can occur on any part of the body but usually occurs on areas with the most sun exposure (UV rays), like the face, hands, or scalp. This type of skin cancer grows quickly over several months or weeks. Squamous cell carcinoma usually looks like:
  • A red, firm nodule
  • A non-raised sore with a scaly surface or crust
  • A raised area on an old ulcer/scar
  • An open sore on your lip due to a rough patch that progressed
  • A rough area or sore inside your mouth
  • A raised patch or wart-like sore on or inside the anus or the genitals.

Basal cell carcinomas

Basal cell carcinomas grow slowly and rarely spread to other body parts. It is the most common type of skin cancer. It can appear on any part of the body but generally on areas that are most affected by UV rays (sunlight). If detected and treated early, this type of skin cancer is highly curable and rarely results in death. Symptoms of Basal cell carcinomas include:
  • Tiny raised lesions with a depressed centre.
  • Pearl-like appearance, translucent/ulcer-like appearance.
  • Red and scaly, oozing or crusted areas.
  • Raised borders.
  • Brown or black-blueish areas.
These are the three most common types of skin cancer. If you or your loved one are concerned about any moles or your skin health in general, book an appointment with us today and get it checked.

There are several measures you can take to reduce your risk of getting skin cancer:

  • Use an SPF30+ sunscreen or an umbrella to keep your skin protected when you’re outside.
  • Stay away from the sunlight during its harshest hours (between 10am to 4pm).
  • Use loose clothing, a hat, and sunglasses when you’re planning on staying outdoors for long.
  • Do regular skin checks at home, and don’t miss out on your yearly/monthly skin checks with your doctor.
  • If you’re doing skin checks at home, take photos of your skin for comparison.

It’s important to note that if you notice any changes in your skin or moles, or you’ve noticed new spots, book an appointment with a doctor immediately.

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer due to its ability to spread and grow quickly. Fortunately, if found early, it is very treatable.

To identify melanomas, look out for: 

  • Any new spots.
  • Spots/moles that have changed in size, colour, or shape.
  • Spots or moles that have an irregular shape 
  • The borders are blurred, irregular, or ragged.
  • The colour of the mole/spot is irregular, with different shades of black/brown/tan, or sometimes grey/white/red/pink/blue.
  • Size increases and gets bigger.
  • A new lesion on the skin
  • Spots/moles that itch or have a tendency to bleed.

Skin Check Photo Gallery

Shop 1 / 521 Toorak Road, Toorak, VIC 3142

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weekend and public holiday – Closed