If you have a suspicious mole, our medical practitioners can perform a biopsy to obtain a skin sample for histological diagnosis (examination of the cells under a high-powered microscope).
Most biopsies can be done during your skin check, but it does depend on the location and the size of the mole. If the situation is complex, we may arrange another appointment with you at a later date.
You need not fear a biopsy as we will absolutely keep you as comfortable as possible, so you feel no more than a slight sting, like when you get a vaccination.
Your biopsy is analysed by an accredited pathology lab to determine the type of skin cancer and the depth of the cancerous cells.