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.

Note: Molemap and The Skin Institute have clinics nationwide. Please refer to their websites for locations and contact details.

 

Upper North Island

Northland

Molemap Whangarei
Website

Rodney Surgical
Dr Andrew MacGill
Website

Skin Institute Whangarei
Website

Skin Institute Warkworth
Website

Molemap Warkworth
Dr Paul Joblin
Website

North Auckland

Skin Institute Takapuna
Website

Skin Institute Silverdale
Website

Torbay Skin
Clare Gunn
Website

Moleman
Dr Grant Coe
Website

Molemap Takapuna
Website

Molemap Orewa
Website

Molemap Northcote
Website

Skincancerclinic
Dr Paul Joblin
Website

ClarisCare
Dr Maria Reeves
Website

The Skin Cancer Clinic
Dr Patti Piper
Dr Sejal Shah
Website

Sunset Rd Family Dr's
Dr Chris Boberg
Dr Andrew MacGill
Website

Silverdale Medical
Dr Martin Denby
Website

Skin Centre Albany
Website

Fiona Larsen Dermatology
Fiona Larsen
Website

Northpoint Medical
Dr Balwin Jassal
Website

Central Auckland

Skin Institute Ponsonby
Website

Skin Institute Remuera
Website

Skinsite Remuera
Dr. Anthony Tam
Website

Molemap Remuera
Website

Molemap Auckland Central
Website

Remuera Dermatology
Dr Elizabeth Baird
Website

Skin Centre Remuera
Website

New Zealand Plastic Surgeons Ltd
Dr Mark Gittos
Website

Molecheck
Website

The Plastic Surgery Centre
Dr Cary G Mellow
Website

Gavin Lobo Health
Dr Gavin Lobo
Website

Dr John Chaplin
Website

West Auckland

Skin Institute NorthWest
Website

Skin Institute New Lynn
Website

Molemap Henderson
Website

Henderson Medical Centre
Dr Tom Marks
Dr Anthony Hawes
Website

Skinology
Dr Chris Dickey
Website

East Auckland

Skin Institute Waiheke Island
Dr Catherine Laing
Website

Skinsite Pakuranga
Dr Anthony Tam
Website

Mills Surgical Group
Dr Stephen Mills
Website

NZ Skin Health Clinic
Dr Catherine Laing
Website

Marina Specialists
Dr Paul Jarrett
Website

South Auckland

Molemap Ormiston
Website

Central North Island

WAIKATO/COROMANDEL

Molemap Thames
Website

Molemap Whitianga
Website

Molemap Hamilton
Website

Molemap Hillcrest
Website

Molemap Cambridge
Website

Molemap Paeroa
Website

Skinscanning
Dr Sakkie Fourie
Website

Molemap Taupo
Website

Skin Centre - Matamata
Website

Bay of Plenty

Da Vinci Clinic
Adam Bialostocki, Dr. Amy Stanway, Brandon Adams
Website

Molemap Tauranga
Website

Skincentre Tauranga
Website

Molemedic & Fraser Clinic
Dr Brian Wills
Website

Mount Medical Centre
Dr Robert Hilligan
Website

Skinspots Skin Cancer Clinic
Website

Bay Plastic Surgery
Adam Bialostocki
Website

Skin Dermatology Institute
Ben Tallon
Website

Molemap Whakatane
Website

Molemap Rotorua
Website

Skin Centre Rotorua
Website

East Coast

Gisborne NZGS
Dr Rick Cirolli
Website

Skin Deep Clinic Gisborne
Dr Anunya Deshpande
Website

Molemap Gisborne
Website

Lower North Island

Napier

Marewa Surgery
Dr Marcia Sonneveld
Website

Molemap Napier
Website

Taranaki

Molemap New Plymouth
Website

Skin Centre New Plymouth
Dr Lisa Connelly
Website

Carefirst Medical Centre
/Naevus Mole Mapping

Website

Skin Institute New Plymouth
Website

Skin Centre Taranaki
Website

MANAWATU/WANGANUI

Molemap Wanganui
Website

Molemap Palmerston North
Website

Kauri HealthCare
Louise Reiche
Website

Dermal Solutions
Dr Liam O'Leary
Website

Skin Medic
Dr Wynand Louw
Website

Wellington

Molemap Masterton
Website

Molemap Carterton
Website

Skin Institute Wellington
Website

Molemap Wellington
Website

Ropata Medical Centre
Sonja Bodley
Website

Vein & Skin Clinic Ltd
Dr Henryk Poczwa
Dr Jerzy Nowacki
Website

Wellington Dermatology
Dr Bruce Taylor
Website

South Island

Nelson

Skin Institute Nelson
Website

Molemap Golden Bay
Website

Molemap Nelson
Website

Skin Centre Nelson
Website

Molemap Murchison
Website

Marlborough

The Skin Clinic Marlborough
Dr Mark Foley
Website

West Coast

Molemap Westport
Website

Canterbury

Molecheck
Website

Molemap Christchurch
Website

Molemap Lincoln
Website

The Dermoscopy Centre
Dr Julia Racle
Website

Avenue Health
Dr Victoria Scott-Lang
Dr Ken Macdonald
Website

Pegasus Skin Cancer Centre
Dr John Dehn
Website

KM Surgical
Dt Tom Middelburg
Dr Martin Keefe
Website

Molemap Ashburton
Website

The Chandler Clinic
Dr Tracy Chandler
Website

Molemap Timaru
Website

Molemap Fairlie
Website

Molemap Oamaru
Website

OTAGO

Fernbrae House
Dr Rebecca Ayers
Website

Molemap Dunedin
Website

Waverley Health
Dr Rahul Prasad
Website

Skin Surgery Centre
Website

Skin Institute Dunedin
Website

Molemap Queenstown
Website

Molemap Wanaka
Website

Skin Institute Queenstown
Website

Lakes Skin Cancer Clinic
Dr Greg Harmsworth
Website

Molemap Balclutha
Website

Molemedic
Dr Brian Wills
Website

Southland

Molemap Gore
Website

Molemap Invercargill
Website

Molemap Clyde
Website

Molemap Te Anau
Website

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.