Skin Clinic Albany / Mole Check North Shore, Auckland

Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all types of human cancers. Melanoma is one of the most common types of cancer and it can affect anyone. When spotted early, melanoma has a cure rate of 85%.

Fair-skinned people who sunburn easily are at particularly high risk for developing skin cancer. If you want to find out more about your skin type, high-risk factors, and how to protect your skin, contact our skin specialist today!

SPOT CHECK

We can check those particular moles you might be concerned about.

SKIN CHECK

If you have a lot of moles, we can do a head to toe skin check.

MINOR SURGERIES

Book a skin consult today with our Skin Doctor for further advice on how we can assist you with any lesion removals. Most skin cancers can be removed via Minor Skin Surgery using a local anesthetic.

Dr. Balwin Jassal

MBChB (Auck), MRNZCGP, Advanced Cert Skin Cancer Medicine (SCCA)

Dr Balwin Jassal is a NZ trained GP who graduated from the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine in 2009.

Between 2011 & 2012, he worked as a surgical registrar in various surgical sub-specialties at Auckland City Hospital. It is during this time, he developed a keen interest in Skin Cancer Management.

Dr Balwin Jassal completed post-graduate training in Skin Cancer Management & Treatment (dermoscopy, diagnosis, biopsy, and surgical techniques including skin flaps and grafts) and is Accredited by the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Dr Balwin Jassal completes regular skin cancer checks and surgical services at the practice on a daily basis. He is affiliated with GP Scheme for Waitemata District Health Board and completes regular skin reviews and surgical services for the health board.

DETECTION SAVES LIVES!

GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED TODAY!

Mole Checks, Mole Mapping, Skin Assessments & Treatments. Visit our Skin Cancer Clinic in Albany, North Shore, Auckland.

Detection

Skin Checks

Skin checks by a qualified doctor are the most efficient way of detecting skin cancer. People often come to get a single mole checked, but a full skin check can reveal other skin cancers they weren’t aware of.

A full skin check means undressing down to your underwear (ladies keep bras on) and having all of your skin checked except private areas unless you request this.

Appointments are 15-30 minutes long depending on how many lesions need to be examined.

*FEES 

Registered Patients: Double Consult (Standard GP Fee) 

Non-Registered Patients: $150.00

Dermatoscopy

The cornerstone of skin examination is the Dermatoscope. The Dermatoscope is a highly specialized magnifying glass with polarized light, and knowing how to use one greatly improves the doctor’s ability to accurately detect skin cancer.

Imaging

During your skin check, you will almost certainly have photos taken of your skin and stored on our computer for future comparison.

For most people only a few photos are necessary. But for some people, particularly those who have over 100 moles on their skin, more extensive imaging is needed. People with lots of moles have a higher risk of melanoma. This risk is over-and-above their skin color and the amount of sun damage they have.

Treatment

Non-surgical

When pre-skin cancer or thin skin cancer is found, there can be several treatment options that don’t involve operating.

One of the most common ways to treat these lesions is by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. This is a quick, easy, cheap way of dealing with many non-dangerous skin lesions.

Surgical

Mostly, skin cancers do require surgical excision. At Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre, we use a special preparation which greatly reduces the sting of injecting the local anesthetic, thereby making the procedure much more comfortable.

While the vast majority of skin cancers, fortunately, can be removed with a simple excision, some require more elaborate techniques.

Dr. Balwin Jassal is highly experienced at operating on difficult areas of the body such as lower legs, digits, noses, and ears, and regularly performs complex procedures such as flaps and grafts.

Accredited Skin Cancer Specialist

Accredited Skin Cancer Clinic, North Shore, AKL

Protect yourself and your family! Get your skin checked today!