Full Body Skin Checks and Single Lesion Spot Checks
- Full Body Skin Checks: all moles, skin lesions and sun-damaged areas on your body are examined using a Dermatoscope – a device with polarized and non-polarized light and a magnifying lens that allows viewing of intricate structures invisible to the naked eye. If a lesion looks suspicious then it is photographed using the MoleMate Skin imaging System and its structures more closely examined. If it is deemed to be suspicious then arrangements will be made to have it removed.
- Single Lesion Spot Checks: this normally involves the patient showing us the lesion they are concerned about because it may have changed or is new and we examine it with the Dermatoscope. As these appointments generally do not take too long we are able to accommodate people within two weeks.
Full Body Skin Check
Single Lesion Spot Check
Please note: Dr Steve is a non-participating member of VHI, Irish Life and Laya. This simply means that you pay for the procedure upfront to SkinCheck, you are issued with a receipt and you may be able claim some of the money back from your insurer depending on your policy.
Alternatively, if you prefer, we are happy to refer you onwards to a public or private hospital for the procedure.
Complete Removal of a Mole or Skin Lesion
|Includes pathology and follow-up for removal of stitches.|
Punch Biopsy of a Lesion to Obtain Diagnosis
|Includes pathology. Generally, only paper stitches are required.|
|All specimens excised are sent to the Mater Hospital for histological examination and the report is sent back to SkinCheck in about two weeks.|
|Suspicious lesions on sensitive areas such as the nose, ears, face, as well as larger lesions are generally excised by the very experienced plastic surgeon Mr. Fuan Chan. We have a close working relationship and he generally tends to see referrals from SkinCheck quite quickly. He works out of the Blackrock Clinic and Beacon Hospital and has a special interest in skin cancer surgery. I have received excellent positive feedback from numerous patients regarding the quality and personalized care he has shown to his patients. Further information can be found at www.fchan.ie.|
|Prices to be discussed with Dr Steve during the initial consultation.|