Getting a professional skin check

If you are someone who has an increased risk of melanoma, including having had melanoma before, we encourage you to learn to recognise suspicious lesions and discuss skin monitoring with your doctor.

The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand suggest being regularly checked by a clinician with a full body examination, supported by total body photography and dermoscopy as required.

Skin checks can be carried out by:

  • GPs who have a special interest in skin cancer and are trained in dermoscopy (the use of a special magnifying instrument called a dermatoscope to examine skin lesions).
  • Dermatologists (skin specialists). Your doctor can refer you or you can make an appointment directly.
  • Other skin specialists such as Surgeons.
  • Various mole or skin check services are available. Many use technologies such as whole body photography, digital dermoscopy and computer-based monitoring to track skin changes over time. We recommend you read skin check service websites or printed information, and don’t be afraid to ask questions about cost and what to expect.

 

Skin Check Provider List

Listed below are a selection of skin check providers that you can visit.*

*Melanoma New Zealand does not endorse the providers of skin check services listed on our website, including the views they express and the product / services they offer.  The views and opinions of those skin check providers may not necessarily reflect those of Melanoma New Zealand.

 

Northland & Auckland

Northland

Skin & Vein Clinic
Peter Chapman-Smith
skinandvein.nz

Rodney Surgical
Dr Andrew MacGill
rodneysurgicalcentre.co.nz

North Auckland

ClarisCare
Dr Maria Reeves
claris.co.nz

Fiona Larsen Dermatology
Fiona Larsen
fionalarsen.com

Moleman
Dr Grant Coe
moleman.co.nz

Molemap Central
molemap.co.nz

Skin Cancer Clinic
Dr Paul Joblin
skincancerclinic.md

Silverdale Medical
Dr Martin Denby
skincancerdoctor.co.nz

Sunset Road Family Doctors
Dr Patti Piper
Dr Sejal Shah
sunsetrfd.co.nz

The Skin Cancer Clinic
Dr Chris Boberg
Dr Andrew MacGill
skincheck.co.nz

Torbay Skin Clinic
Clare Gunn
torbayhealth.co.nz

Central Auckland

Skinsite
Dr Anthony Tam
skinsite.co.nz

Molecheck
Dr David Langford
molecheck.co.nz

New Zealand Plastic Surgeons Ltd
Dr Mark JB Gittos FRACS (plast)
newzealandplasticsurgeons.com

The Plastic Surgery Centre
Mr Cary G Mellow
plasticsurgerycentre.co.nz

Skin Centre
skincentre.com

Dr John Chaplin
thyroid.co.nz

Remuera Dermatology
Dr Elizabeth Baird
remueraderm.co.nz

Gavin Lobo Health Ltd
Dr Gavin Lobo
healthpoint.co.nz/gavin-lobo-health-ltd/

West Auckland

Skinology
Dr Chris Dickey
skinology.co.nz

Peninsula Medical Care
Dr Edward Watson
peninsulamed.co.nz

Henderson Medical Centre
Dr Dirk Venter
hendersonmedical.co.nz

East Auckland

Skinsite
Dr Anthony Tam
skinsite.co.nz

Mills Surgical Group
Dr Stephen Mills
doctormills.co.nz

NZ Skin Health Clinic
Dr Catherine Laing
nzskinhealthclinic.co.nz

Marina Specialists
Dr Paul Jarrett
marinaspecialists.co.nz

South Auckland

Moleman - Drury Surgery
Dr Grant Coe
moleman.co.nz

Central North Island

HAMILTON/WAIKATO

Skinscanning
Dr Sakkie Fourie
skinscanningnz.com

Skin Centre - Hamilton
skincentre.com

Skin Centre - Matamata
skincentre.com

Bay of Plenty

Molemedic & Fraser Clinic
Dr Morne du Plessis
Dr Brian Wills
molemedic.co.nz

Mount Medical Centre
Dr Robert Hilligan
mtmedical.co.nz

Da Vinci Clinic
Adam Bialostocki, Amy Stanway, Brandon Adams
davinciclinic.co.nz

Skinspots Skin Cancer Clinic
Dr Franz Strydom, Dr Phillip Keith Monnington, Dr William Nepia Moss, Mr Michael F Klaassen, Dr Colin Helm, Mrs Carolyn Smith, Mrs Trish Metcalfe
skinspots.co.nz

Skin Centre
www.skincentre.com

Bay Plastic Surgery
Adam Bialostocki
bayplasticsurgery.co.nz

Skin Dermatology Institute
Ben Tallon
skindermatology.co.nz

Skin Centre Rotorua
skincentre.com

Gisborne/Hawkes Bay

Gisborne NZGS
Dr Rick Cirolli
nzgeneralsurgery.co.nz

Skin Deep Clinic Gisborne
Dr Anunya Deshpande
skindeepclinic.co.nz

Marewa Surgery Hawkes Bay
Dr Marcia Sonneveld
healthpoint.co.nz/gp/marewa-surgery

Totara Health
Katie Fourie
totarahealth.co.nz

New Plymouth

Skin Clinic New Plymouth
Dr Lisa Connelly
skincentre.com

Naevus Mole Mapping
Carefirst Medical Centre
naevus.co.nz

Palmerston North

Kauri HealthCare
Louise Reiche
kaurihealthcare.nz

Dermal Solutions
Dr Liam O'Leary
dermalsolutions.co.nz

Skin Medic
Dr Wynand Louw
skinmedic.co.nz

Wellington

Ropata Medical Centre
Sonja Bodley
ropatamedicalcentre.co.nz

Vein & Skin Clinic Ltd
Dr Henryk Poczwa
Dr Jerzy Nowacki
veinandskin.co.nz

South Island

Christchurch

Molecheck
Dr David Langford
molecheck.co.nz

The Dermoscopy Centre
Dr Julia Racle
skincancers.co.nz

Avenue Health
Dr Victoria Scott-Lang
Dr Ken Macdonald
kmsurgical.co.nz

Pegasus Skin Cancer Centre
Dr John Dehn
pegasusmedicalcentre.co.nz/skin-cancer-clinic

Timaru

The Chandler Clinic
Dr Tracy Chandler
chandlerclinic.co.nz

Dunedin

Fernbrae House
Dr Rebecca Ayers
www.fernbrae.co.nz

Waverley Health
Dr Rahul Prasad
themoledoctor.co.nz

Skin Surgery Centre
Mathew Ludgate
skinsurgery.co.nz

Other useful links:

How about skin check apps?

At Melanoma NZ we support technologies that promote early detection of melanoma.

There are two broad types of skin checks apps and as a consumer you can choose to receive reports on your moles either from a real doctor (“Doctor Report” or “Teledermoscopy”  Apps) or from an automated computer-program (“Computer analysed or algorithm” apps).

A limitation of all skin check apps is that you only receive reports on those lesions selected by you.

Find out more about Melanoma NZ and our position on skin check apps.