Total Body Photography
High Resolution Photos of the whole surface of the skin
Total body photography is a useful tool for monitoring and mapping moles on the skin. It involves taking high resolution photos of the full surface of the skin. It can help detect new spots, any changes in size, shape, or colour of moles, which can be an early sign of skin cancer.
To prepare for total body photography, we recommend the following:
Wear neutral-coloured underwear. Avoid wearing clothing that has patterns or logos, as these may interfere with the images.
Avoid applying any makeup, tanning products, moisturisers, or deodorants on the day of the photoshoot. These products can alter the appearance of your skin and make it harder to accurately map your moles.
If you have long hair, consider pulling it back or styling it in a way that will keep it off your face and neck.
Remove any jewellery or watches that may be visible in the photographs.
If you have any moles that are difficult to see or are in hard-to-reach areas, such as your scalp or between your toes, make sure to let your healthcare provider know so that they can make sure to capture these areas in the photographs.
By following these steps, you can help ensure that the total body photography is as accurate and effective as possible in detecting any potential skin cancer, and will last you many years to come.
Total Body Photography is conducted in complete privacy with a trained skin cancer Nurse. After your photos are taken, you will be provided with a USB key containing all your images. We will also keep a lower resolution copy on your file, and these will be referenced in the future during your skin checks to save you from less scares or scars!
Cost: $230 plus cost of skin check with Nurse or Doctor
Medicare does not subsidise Total Body Photography.