Pricing changes from January 2023

Our fees for consultations have not changed since our clinic opened in 2017.

We've tried to limit fee increases, but we're no longer able to do so. As from January 2023 some of our fees will increase in line with inflation that has occurred over the last 5 years — but many will not change, and fees for some procedures will be reduced.

Medicare rebates have not increased at the same rate (and for some services have actually decreased or been discontinued). This means we must charge a private out of pocket expense for all patients including pensioners, children and holders of Health Care and all DVA cards.

Our new fees from January are shown in brackets.

Skin cancer and mole and skin health checks

A doctor systematically examines your skin and/or any spots, moles or areas of concern. Skin cancer and mole examinations include clinical and dermoscopic photography of lesions of interest/concern.

Not sure what type of mole or skin check is right for you?

Full body skin check plus total body mole mapping photography

$335 ($360)

Full body examination for skin cancers by an accredited skin cancer doctor. Up to 30 photographs documenting all body regions, plus dermoscopic photographs of any spots/lesions of concern.

Standard fee:
$335 ($360)

The standard fee incorporates a component for mole mapping/total body photography, plus a component for full body skin examination performed by the doctor.

Discount fee:
$265 ($280)

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care Card holders

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment. Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Medicare rebate:
$38 - 71

A Medicare rebate is payable for the consultation performed by the doctor, but not for the service of total body photography. The Medicare schedule fee for these items (54, 47) have not increased since 1990.

Private health insurance:

Skin cancer screening examination is covered by some private health insurers and clinical photography or "mole mapping" may also be covered. Insurers may require that the service is not covered by Medicare. Because there are so many variations in insurance policies, we cannot guarantee to have knowledge of the level of cover provided by your insurer. We recommend that you ask your insurer about their conditions before you attend for your appointment.

This service is a combination of:

  1. Full body skin check by an accredited skin cancer doctor, including dermoscopic photography of any skin lesions of interest or concern
  2. A series of up to 30 mole mapping photographs documenting almost all areas of the body. If you attend for follow-up mole mapping, these photos are compared with a previous set of mole mapping photos to assist in detection of new and changing skin lesions

If any suspicious or atypical lesions are detected during the examination, your doctor will be able to offer appropriate investigations or treatment - you won't need to seek follow-up elsewhere.

  • People with a history of any type of skin cancer or “pre-cancer”, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, solar keratoses and dysplastic moles,
  • People with a family history (parents, brothers, sisters or children) of melanoma,
  • People with multiple (more than) 100 moles,
  • People who wish to refer to a "baseline" set of images in case of noticing a new, changing or otherwise suspicious spot in future

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Full body skin cancer check

$185 ($210)

A qualified doctor performs dermoscopic examination of the entire body to identify skin cancers. Any suspicious lesions are photographed for analysis.

Standard fee:
$185 ($210)
Discount fee:
$145 ($165)

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care card holders

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment. Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Medicare rebate:
$38

Higher rebates are available if your skin check is complicated and you spend more than 45 minutes with the doctor.

The Medicare schedule fees for these items (53, 54, 57) have not increased since 1990.

Private health insurance:

Skin cancer screening examination is covered by some private health insurers and clinical photography or "mole mapping" may also be covered. Insurers may require that the service is not covered by Medicare. Because there are so many variations in insurance policies, we cannot guarantee to have knowledge of the level of cover provided by your insurer. We recommend that you ask your insurer about their conditions before you attend for your appointment.

Head to toe examination by an accredited skin cancer doctor with dermoscopic photography and digital analysis of any spots of concern, with limited body mapping photography (1 or 2 regions). You will have ongoing access to all photos, pathology results and information about your conditions and treatments via a shared medical record.

More information...

  • People with a history of any type of skin cancer or “pre-cancer”, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, solar keratoses and dysplastic moles,
  • People with medical conditions or medications that increase skin cancer risk (usually conditions or medications that affect the immune system),
  • People with a family history (parents, brothers, sisters or children) of melanoma,
  • People who have ever used a solarium (especially if more than ten times),
  • People with more than 100 moles,
  • People with fair/white skin who are aged 40 or over and live in Australia

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Mole check service: Check up to 3 spots

$80 - 120 ($95 - $140)

A mole check service is a consultation where a skin cancer doctor dermoscopically checks up to 3 moles, spots or body areas of concern.

Standard fee:
$80 - 120 ($95 - $140)

One spot only: $95

Two or three spots: $140

Examination of a selected body region, e.g. the back or face, is charged as for 2 or 3 "spots".

Discount fee:
$50 - $90 ($75 - $105)

One spot only: $75

Two or three spots: $105

Examination of a selected body region, e.g. the back or face, is charged as for 2 or 3 "spots".

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care Card holders

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment. Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Medicare rebate:
$21 - $38

If the consultation takes longer than 25 minutes, a higher rebate is payable. Most 1-2 spot appointments take 15 minutes or less. The Medicare schedule fee for these items (53, 54) has not increased since 1990.

Private health insurance:

Typically, a consultation for checking a spot or mole of concern would not be covered by most insurers. However, clinical photography may be covered. Insurers may require that the service is not covered by Medicare. Because there are so many variations in insurance policies, we cannot guarantee to have knowledge of the level of cover provided by your insurer. We recommend that you ask your insurer about their conditions before you attend for your appointment.

An accredited skin cancer doctor checks moles, spots or body areas of concern for signs of skin cancer. Examination is conducted using a dermoscope, which magnifies and lights the skin with a polarised light. This makes fine structures within the skin easier to see, and significantly improves early detection of skin cancers. Any spots of concern are photographed and stored in MoleScope, a shared medical record system. You will have access to these photos plus any notes the doctor makes about your moles and recommended treatments. Your consultation also includes information about how you can check your own moles in future.

  • People concerned about a new or odd-looking mole or spot
  • People who have noticed a mole or spot of concern between their regular full-body skin cancer checks
  • People at very low risk of skin cancer (e.g. children) with a just one new or odd-looking mole or spot
  • People who know they are at risk for developing skin cancers, such as melanoma, and want to stay on top of their mole checks and health

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Follow-up photography

$50 / $80 ($60 - $90)

Repeat photography of a spot (or limited number of spots) previously examined and photographed by our doctor within the last year. This appointment type does not include skin examination to look for skin cancers.

Standard fee:
$50 / $80 ($60 - $90)

1 - 3 spots: $60

4 or more spots: $90

Discount fee:
$40 / $60 ($45 - $70)

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care Card holders

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment. Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Medicare rebate:
21

The Medicare schedule fee for this item number (53) has not increased since 1990.

Private health insurance:

Skin cancer screening examination is covered by some private health insurers and clinical photography or "mole mapping" may also be covered. Insurers may require that the service is not covered by Medicare. Because there are so many variations in insurance policies, we cannot guarantee to have knowledge of the level of cover provided by your insurer. We recommend that you ask your insurer about their conditions before you attend for your appointment.

Follow-up photography, also known as serial dermoscopic photography, allows your doctor to monitor changes in skin lesions that look unusual, but are at low risk of being skin cancer.

  • If an atypical (odd-looking) spot shows no signs of change on follow-up photography, it is unlikely to be a skin cancer.
  • If an atypical spot changes on follow-up photography, this is sometimes an early warning sign of skin cancer which might otherwise have been undiagnosed until later.

Follow-up photography is useful for avoiding multiple and/or unnecessary biopsy procedures, especially in people with many atypical moles. The usual interval between initial examination of a skin lesion and follow-up photography is 3 months.

If you need follow-up photography, your doctor will recommend it when your mole or skin lesion is initially examined.

More information...

  • Previous patients of Spot Check Clinic with an atypical spot requiring review
  • Patients who have been requested by our doctor to return for follow-up examination of a spot of concern or interest

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Rosacea assessment

$120

An experienced doctor with qualifications in rosacea assessment and management from the Australasian College of Dermatologists assesses your rosacea and plans a course of treatment.

Standard fee:
$120
Discount fee:
$80
Medicare rebate:
$21
Private health insurance:

Our doctor holds a Certificate in Acne and Rosacea from the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He will take a detailed history about symptoms, triggers and the treatments you have previously tried, as well as performing a clinical examination.

Based on this information and taking into account your preferences, he will develop a rosacea management plan, which may include:

  • advice on identifying and managing triggers
  • advice and recommendations on non-irritant, cost-effective skincare products
  • prescription of topical and/or oral medications
  • intense pulsed light and/or laser treatment of redness and blood vessels
  • People with or who suspect they have rosacea
  • People diagnosed with rosacea seeking intense pulsed light or laser treatment

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Treatments and procedures

Prices shown here are subject to variation according to the size and location of the lesion/condition treated, the number of treatments and the diagnosis of the condition. Click or tap the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the service name to read more details.

Excision of skin lesion with stitches

$180 - 650 ($195 - 715)

A doctor cuts around the skin lesion through the full thickness of the skin. The skin is removed and the resulting defect (hole) is closed with sutures (stitches)

Standard fee:
$180 - 650 ($195 - 715)

The fee is highly variable and is influenced by factors such as:

  • anatomical location
  • size of the lesion to be excised
  • histological diagnosis
  • amount of aftercare required
  • costs of consumables and equipment used

The fee is usually payable after you have been informed of your pathology results, usually 4-7 days after the procedure. More information...

Discount fee:
No out of pocket expense (From 1/1/ 23: $105 - 380)

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care card holders

The amount is equal to the Medcare schedule fee.

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment. Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Medicare rebate:
45% - 85% of fee

The Medicare rebate is 45% of the standard fee and 85% of the Schedule fee.

The rebate is sometimes not known until after the pathology result is confirmed.

Medicare rebates for excision of melanoma (where we perform both the initial biopsy and subsequent wide local clearance) have decreased by at least $168 since 1 November 2022.

Private health insurance:

Private health insurance does not pay for excision procedures performed in a skin cancer clinic.

A doctor cuts around the skin lesion through the full thickness of the skin. The skin is removed and the resulting defect (hole) is closed with sutures (stitches).

More information about this procedure...

  • People with a skin lesion suspected of being skin cancer
  • People with a confirmed skin cancer, requiring wider re-excision

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

BBL (broadband light) / IPL (intense pulsed light)

From $120 for a single treatment to a single spot, $200 for a small area

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a series of extremely bright flashes of light which target specific unwanted pigments and structures in the skin. It's highly effective in treating the freckles and blood vessels that appear in the skin after long term sun exposure.

Standard fee:
From $120 for a single treatment to a single spot, $200 for a small area

The minimum price ($200) applies for a singe treatment to one small area (e.g. back of hands or half face).

Pricing in general is variable and depends on

  • body region and size of area to be treated
  • type of treatment
  • number of treatment sessions required

Our cosmetic nurse or dermal therapist will discuss your objectives and develop a personalised treatment program and pricing.

Discount fee:
Medicare rebate:
No Medicare rebate payable
Private health insurance:

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a series of extremely bright flashes of light which target specific unwanted pigments and structures in the skin. It's highly effective in treating the freckles and blood vessels that appear in the skin after long term sun exposure. We use the new BBL-Hero form of intense pulsed light, which can offer faster treatments with less pain and downtime than traditional IPL.

More information...

  • People with sun-damaged skin
  • People with vascular lesions including angioma, telangiectasis, rosacea
  • People with superficial pigmented lesions including lentigines

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Radiofrequency cosmetic mole and skin lesion removal

From $275

Radio waves destroy the skin lesion with minimal damage to other tissues. For raised moles and other skin lesions, this method usually results in less scarring than other methods of mole removal.

Standard fee:
From $275

Note that these fees refer to out-of-pocket expenses. If a medical consultation and/or biopsy is performed as part of your cosmetic mole removal procedure, there will be extra fee, normally with a 100 per cent rebate from Medicare. If you are not covered by Medicare, you may also need to pay the laboratory for histopathological examination of a skin biopsy specimen.

First lesion

Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $385, body $275

Second lesion

Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $220, body $110

Third, fourth and fifth lesions

Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $110, body $82.50

All subsequent lesions

Face, forehead, neck, chest, visible parts of scalp: $55, body: $44

Discount fee:
Not applicable
Medicare rebate:
No Medicare rebate payable for radiofrequency skin lesion removal.

Sometimes, the removed tissue is sent for histological examination by a skin pathologist. In these cases, we will charge a fee which is 100 per cent rebated by Medicare.

If you are not covered by Medicare, we charge $90 per specimen for performing a biopsy. The laboratory which processes the specimen will also charge a fee, commonly in the area of $200 per specimen.

Private health insurance:

This procedure is not covered by private health insurers.

A doctor removes the skin lesion by burning it with radio waves. This technique minimises damage to surrounding tissues and has a relatively low rate of scarring compared with other skin lesion removal procedures.

More information...

  • Adults with moles, skin tags, seborrhoeic keratoses and/or other lesions suitable for radiofrequency removal

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Punch or shave biopsy

$80 ($90)

Removal of a small skin sample for diagnostic purposes. No stitches.

Standard fee:
$80 ($90)
Discount fee:
$46.95 ($60)

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care Card holders

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment.

Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Medicare rebate:
$46.95

If you have more than one biopsy performed, the Medicare rebate is halved for the second procedure and quartered for the third and subsequent procedures. If you have two biopsies performed very close to each other, Medicare will pay for only one of the biopsies.

Private health insurance:

A small sample of skin is either shave off or punched out from a lesion of concern. The specimen of skin is then sent to a laboratory for analysis by a skin pathologist. The procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes and no stitches are required.

Your pathology result will be available to you in writing in the MoleScope system, a shared medical record containing details of your moles and other spots, pathology results and educational information from your doctor.

  • People with skin lesions clinically resembling skin cancer
  • People with skin lesion suitable for cosmetic removal by shaving

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Microneedling

$80 - $300

Microneedling is a treatment where an electronic device is used to make thousands of tiny holes in the skin. This damage to the skin has been shown to encourage collagen development, leading to smoother and fuller skin.

Standard fee:
$80 - $300

Pricing is variable depending on the area to be treated and the number of sessions.

Single treatment

  • Single spot/lesion: $80 (large scars may attract a higher fee)
  • Face: $300
  • Chest/decolletage: $150
  • Face and chest: $350
  • Face, neck, chest: $400

Course of three treatments

  • Single spot/lesion: $200
  • Face: $800
  • Chest/decolletage: $350
  • Face and chest: $900
  • Face, neck, chest: $1000
Discount fee:
Medicare rebate:

There is no Medicare rebate for this service

Private health insurance:

Microneedling is a treatment where an electronic device is used to make thousands of tiny holes in the skin. This damage to the skin has been shown to encourage collagen development, leading to smoother and fuller skin.

More information...

  • People with scars
  • People with wrinkles
  • People with sun-damaged skin

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Low level light therapy (Healite II)

From $90 (3 sessions)

The skin is treated with concentrated light at either 633 or 830 nm wavelength for approximately 15 minutes. This treatment promotes wound healing, settles pain and inflammation and reduces the risk of scarring after procedures. We recommend a series of 3-6 sessions in most situations.

Standard fee:
From $90 (3 sessions)

Pricing is based on a session duration of 15 minutes.

The fee is variable depending on the number of treatment sessions and whether LLLT is administered in conjunction with other treatments.

Add-on to in-clinic procedure

In conjunction with a surgical excision procedure or microneedling: $90 for 3 sessions

  • 1 x pre-procedure session
  • 1 x session immediately following procedure
  • 1 x post-procedure session

Stand-alone treatments

  • single session $50
  • course of 3 treatments: $120
Discount fee:
Medicare rebate:
No rebate payable
Private health insurance:

Low level light therapy (LLLT) is treatment of the skin is treated with concentrated light at either 633 or 830 nm wavelength from a specialised device, the Healite II, for approximately 15 minutes. This treatment promotes wound healing, settles pain and inflammation and reduces the risk of scarring after procedures.

Best results are achieved if there is a course of 3-5 treatments commencing 1-2 days before a procedure and continuing for 1-2 weeks afterward.

More information...

  • People undergoing surgical procedures for skin cancers or moles
  • People who have had microneedling or broadband light therapy and wish to recover sooner
  • People with overgrown or discoloured scars
  • People wanting skin rejuvenation treatment

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Electrosurgery of skin lesion

From $80 ($100)

An electric current is applied to a skin cancer or other lesion, causing burning of the cancer/unwanted tissue.

Standard fee:
From $80 ($100)

The standard fee is for treatment of one skin lesion. If multiple lesions are to be treated, we will calculate a single fee for treatment of all lesions.

In some cases, electrosurgery is performed in conjunction with curettage for the treatment of skin cancer. In these cases, a higher fee applies.

Discount fee:
From $50 ($75)

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care Card holders

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment.

Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Discounts are not available for cosmetic procedures, e.g. removal of angioma or skin tag.

Medicare rebate:
No Medicare rebate is payable for this service.

This service was covered by Medicare item 30195, which was discontinued in 2018.

Private health insurance:

A doctor treats the skin lesion with an electric current, delivered via an electrode. This treatment generates heat, which burns and destroys tissue. The procedure is usually done in less than a minute. No stitches are required and there is minimal discomfort afterwards.

More information...

  • People with skin cancers suitable for electrosurgical treatment
  • People with angiomas, seborrhoeic keratoses, skin tags and other skin lesions suitable for electrosurgical cosmetic treatment

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474

Photodynamic therapy

From $600

Topical treatment with aminolevulinic acid (ALA) cream, activated by low level light or intense pulsed light.

Standard fee:
From $600

The fee is variable and depends on the following:

  • amount of ALA cream to be used (extra $100 if more than 10g used)
  • whether the skin is prepared using microneedling before application of ALA (extra $100)
  • whether the doctor needs to perform a de-bulking procedure to make the skin cancer flatter prior to treatment (extra $200)
  • whether the ALA is activated using low level light therapy or intense pulsed light (extra $200)
  • This fee applies to initial treatment of a maximum area of 25cm² or one anatomical area (e.g. face). If further treatments are required, we offer a discount.
Discount fee:
From $480

The discount fee is offered to:

  • children under 18
  • pensioners
  • Health Care Card holders

Note: You must present a current and valid Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card when you attend for your appointment.

Discounts are offered at our discretion and may be withheld for patients who have previously missed appointments or cancelled at late notice.

Discounts are not available for cosmetic procedures.

Medicare rebate:
No rebate payable
Private health insurance:

Some private health insurers pay a rebate for photodynamic therapy or the medication used in photodynamic therapy. We are unable to provide details of which insurers cover this service. If you are comtemplating photodynamic therapy and have private health inruance with extras cover, we recommend that you contact your insurer and ask if either photofynamic therapy or the medication used (aminolevulinic acid) is covered by your policy.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a combination treatment involving multiple stages over several hours:

  • Skin preparation and cleansing
  • Microneedling (in some cases)
  • Application of ALA cream
  • Incubation of cream
  • Activation of ALA using LED low level light therapy (sometimes in combination with intense pulsed light)

More information...

  • People with suitable skin cancers (thin BCC and SCC) where non-surgical treatment with good cosmetic result is desired
  • People with multiple solar keratoses resistant to other treatments

Call for an appointment:

03 9098 7474