Skin Checks

Regular Skin Checks: Your Health’s First Line of Defense

Our skin, the body’s largest organ, plays a crucial role in protecting us from external threats. However, it is also susceptible to various conditions that can affect our overall health. Regular skin checks and understanding different skin conditions are vital for maintaining healthy skin.

Regular skin checks are an essential part of preventative healthcare. They help identify any unusual changes or abnormalities on your skin, such as new moles, changes in existing moles, or unusual skin patches. Early detection of these signs can lead to early diagnosis of skin conditions, including skin cancer, thereby improving the chances of successful treatment.

Common Skin Conditions: More Than Skin Deep

There are numerous skin conditions that people may experience throughout their lives. Some of the most common include:

  • Acne: Often associated with hormonal changes, acne is characterised by the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.
  • Eczema: A condition causing itchy, red, and dry skin. It’s often seen in children but can occur at any age.
  • Psoriasis: This chronic disease causes rapid skin cell growth, leading to thick, red skin and silvery scales.
  • Melanoma: The most dangerous form of skin cancer, often appearing as a new mole or a change in an existing mole.

Our Doctors at MetroGP can play a crucial role in your skin health. They can conduct thorough skin checks, diagnose conditions, and recommend appropriate treatments or refer you to a Dermatologist. If you notice any changes in your skin, it is important to schedule an appointment with us.