Information for new patients

Welcome to Spot Check Clinic. We look forward to meeting you. In the meantime, here's some information so you know what to expect, how to prepare, and what information we need from you before your visit.

Skin cancer clinic

If you're coming to have a spot of concern examined, or your whole body checked for skin cancer:

What type of appointment?

If you've never had your skin or a mole checked previously, it can be hard to decide what type of appointment to book. In most cases, we recommend a full body skin cancer check-up, but in some cases this isn't the ideal appointment type.

Which type of service should you choose?

Prepare for your skin check

If you're properly prepared, your skin check will go better. It's easier to examine and photograph your skin, and your doctor will have important information to more accurately assess your skin and plan future management and skin checks.

How to prepare

Registration form

We ask you to complete a registration and medical history form before your visit. This gives us important background information so we can plan your visit and any treatments you may require. Completing the form in advance also means less time spent in the waiting room and helping us run on time.

Complete the registration and medical history form

What to expect

What happens during your consultation:


We use the MoleScope/DermEngine system to store and share information: photos of your spots, mole mapping photos, pathology results, information about conditions we've diagnosed and treatments we've recommended. You will have access to all this information, and you can even add your own photos if you wish.

How we use technology

Cosmetic and skin repair

If you're visiting for a cosmetic/skin repair procedure or consultation, such as radiofrequency cosmetic mole removal, BBL intense pulsed light treatment, microneedling, Healite low level light therapy

Send us a photo

If you've booked an appointment for a cosmetic mole removal by radiofrequency surgery, we want to avoid disappointment by making sure the procedure is appropriate. We can usually tell from a good quality photo if radiofrequency mole removal is right for you.

Cosmetic mole removal: photo upload and medical history form

What to expect

Prepare your skin

If your skin is properly prepared for your procedure, you'll get better results with less discomfort.

  • Avoid sun exposure for 1-2 weeks before your appointment. We can't treat burnt, peeling or recently-tanned skin
  • Don't use active topical preparations for 2 days before your appointment. These include retinoids, tretinoin and vitamin C
  • Don't use fake tan for at least 2-3 weeks before tour appointment
  • Make sure that your skin is clean and free from all make-up on the day of your visit