Comprehensive melanoma skin check service in Timaru.
Our Timaru clinic's experienced and caring team will ensure you receive the best possible treatment and care. We provide a relaxed, friendly team who use proven skin-mapping system to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers early.
Skin-mapping + Melanographers + Dermatologists = accuracy you can trust.
Only MoleMap's proven system combines head-to-toe skin mapping by trained Melanographers with expert diagnosis of any suspicious moles by specialist Dermatologists.
That’s what makes us unique and what makes our skin cancer detection service so effective.
Watch our video so you know what to expect when you come to MoleMap Timaru – and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Regular skin and mole checks is a great way to maximise your chances of identifying an early, otherwise undetected skin cancer.
A regular mole check can help prevent melanoma.
Your local skin cancer detection and mole check service
Conveniently located in York Street we service all surrounding areas, including: Maori Hill, Seaview, Oceanview, Marchwiel, Glenwood, Gleniti, Highfield, West End, Parkside, Watlington, Kensington, Red Ruth, Fairview, Salisbury, Scarborough, Normanby, Kingsdown, Pareora, St Andrews, Otaio, Makikihi, Hook, Studholme, Waimate , Waiariari, Esk Valley, Lyalldale, Southburn, Otipua, Claremont, Hadlow, Rosewill, Levels Valley, Waitawa, Pleasant Point, Waitohi, Washdyke, Seadown, Milford, Clandeboye and Fairlie.
If you’re outside these suburbs, see our other clinics.
Got a suspicious looking mole?
If you’re worried about a mole, and think it may have some of the early signs of melanoma, ask your doctor or dermatologist to check it as soon as possible – or book a Full Body MoleMap or SpotChat virtual consultation straight away.
What is melanoma and how do you detect it?
Melanoma comes in many shapes and sizes. While most fit the standard ABCD criteria, other melanoma are a little more cunning, but because you know your skin, you may notice something. The problem is, that whilst people may notice a worrying mole during a mole check, many delay bringing it to the attention of their doctor. In fact, studies suggest that it can take upwards of 12 months for some people (particularly males) to seek medical attention about worrisome moles – and for some people that might be too long.
In addition to the ABCD, if you notice any moles during a self mole check that fit the general “E” for Evolution criteria of:
You should immediately bring them to the attention of MoleMap Timaru, or your doctor.
As we age, skin cancer checks are more important
Any of us who are in our 30s or older probably have fond memories of idyllic summers spent out in the sun all day, with barely a thought for sunscreen or covering up. Unfortunately, back in those pre ‘sun smart’ days, the damage to your skin may already have been done – and you might be seeing the consequences now as you age. That is why a regular mole check is so crucial.
Not sure what type of mole check is right for you and your skin? Call us on 0800 665 362 or check out MoleMap’s range of skin cancer detection services here.
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