Learn More About Skin Cancer

Why Having A Mole Scan Is Important

Skin cancer risk rises with age and is higher if you have a family history of skin cancer, fair skin, many moles, a history of severe sunburn, sun exposure, or tanning bed use. Regular skin checks are crucial, with high-risk individuals needing biannual mole checks and examinations.

The most effective way to do this is with a full-body skin check. Our skin cancer check services are designed to identify and monitor any suspicious moles or skin lesions as early as possible with full-body mole mapping and trackable imagery. The combination of our 3D Skin Scan’s full-body photography and the DermoScan’s deeper skin examination means you will have the best chance of protecting your skin from melanoma and other skin cancers.

What is skin cancer?

Skin cancer is a condition in which the skin’s cells begin to grow abnormally, often as a result of exposure to harmful UV radiation from the sun, tanning beds, or other sources. While skin cancer can affect people of all backgrounds (not just those with fair hair or existing freckles), it’s becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide.

There are various types of skin cancer, including the more common basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, which are generally treatable if detected early. However, melanoma, a less common but more aggressive form of skin cancer, requires immediate attention due to its potential to spread to other parts of the body.

Skin cancer is a health concern that emphasises the importance of proactive measures, such as sun protection, skin checks, and early detection. It’s important to have a skin cancer doctor check a mole if the mole appears to have changed in size, shape or colour. Early intervention and treatment significantly improves the prognosis for individuals affected by skin cancer. At Avatar Imaging, we’re committed to offering advanced skin cancer checks and early detection services, empowering individuals to safeguard their skin health and minimise the impact of skin cancer on their lives. Our skin cancer screening services ensure just that.

The three main types of skin cancer are named after the cell where they begin:


The most severe, originating from the melanocyte cells in the basement layer of the epidermis. By identifying a melanoma early, you increase your chance of successful treatment and avoid invasive procedures or surgeries. Book a melanoma scan with us today.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Originating from the keratinocyte cells in the squamous layer of the epidermis. Being able to treat skin cancers of this type in the early stage can lead you to a quicker road to recovery. Get a skin and mole check today.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Originating from the keratinocyte cells in the basal layer of the epidermis. With an early skin cancer diagnosis, you will have a higher chance of successful treatment and reduced risk complications. Book your mole scan appointment today.

Our full-body skin checks will be able to confirm whether you are at risk of having any current moles or skin lesions that exhibit concerning changes, allowing for early intervention and peace of mind.

Experience comfort and security here at Avatar Imaging

It’s not uncommon for Australians to develop skin cancer. In fact, skin cancers account for a substantial percentage of newly diagnosed cancers, highlighting the importance of skin health practices. Skin cancer prevention is about taking a proactive approach to reduce your risk of developing this potentially life-threatening condition. Lifestyle choices and sun protection play a significant role in safeguarding your skin health.

At Avatar Imaging, we recommend following these guidelines to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer:

  • Sun Protection: Prioritise sun protection with sunscreen and protective clothing to minimise your exposure to harmful UV rays.
  • Routine Skin Checks: Monitor your entire body for suspicious spots, changes in moles or the appearance of new ones. Although you should do your own skin self-examination, getting your skin checked by accredited health professionals is essential for a comprehensive assessment. Contact our skin cancer clinic to make a full-body skin cancer check today. 
  • Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration supports skin health and can reduce the risk of skin damage from the sun.
  • Protect Your Eyes: Shield your eyes with sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, safeguarding both your vision and the delicate skin around your eyes.
  • Seek Shade: During peak sunlight hours, from 10am to 4pm, choose shade when possible to reduce sun exposure.

Our commitment

At Avatar Imaging, our commitment to your skin health sets us apart from other skin cancer clinics in several key ways. We pride ourselves on the incorporation of cutting-edge moles scan technology that empowers us to offer a holistic view of your skin health. Our state-of-the-art 3D Skin Scanner and DermoScan tools, combined with our experienced team of medical professionals and skin specialists, ensures that you receive the highest level of care and information about your skin health.

We prioritise a patient-centric approach, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment from the moment you walk through our doors. Our focus on early detection and preventative measures is a hallmark of our skin and mole check services. Whether you have a personal or family history of skin cancer, we are here to empower you to take control of your skin health.

We provide a comprehensive skin cancer mole check using our advanced technology. These mole screening tools help us with detecting skin cancer early, potentially avoiding the need for surgery, disfigurement, or worse outcomes. Our tools are designed to provide accurate skin assessments for individuals of all skin types, including those with dark skin, ensuring comprehensive and inclusive care. Our commitment to proactive skin health is reflected in our ability to work closely with patients, creating personalised skin protection plans and offering guidance on maintaining healthy skin and preventing skin cancer.

Dr. Pearse is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and has dedicated her life to studying skin cancer medicine and how to detect skin cancer. When you book an appointment with Avatar Imaging, you can be sure you are in safe hands.