Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, we have collected the most commonly asked questions and listed them below.

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Commonly asked questions.

Do I need a GP referral to visit Skintel?

No – you can see us at Skintel without a referral from another doctor. However, some insurance companies require a referral if you want to make a claim with them. See our Medical Insurance page for more detail.

Should I get a biopsy done before my appointment with Skintel?

No – in many cases our experience dermatologists are able to make a diagnosis without a biopsy. Because dermatologists are the most accurate doctors at diagnosing skin cancer, this can reduce the number of procedures you have to go through.

If I’ve already been diagnosed with a skin cancer, does that mean I’ll need surgery?

Not necessarily – we are happy to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. In some cases it is possible to treat skin cancers without surgery. At the end of the day, the decision about treatment is entirely yours.

I’m worried my skin cancer has come back or wasn’t removed completely, what should I do?

We are happy to review your situation and discuss treatment options. We have an extremely low incomplete excision rate so can give you the best chance of skin cancer removal. Furthermore, the cancer may be suitable for Mohs surgery which confirms removal at the time of surgery.

My doctor has recommended surgery for a large number of lesions, can Skintel treat these?

We would be happy to provide you with a full skin check and provide our recommendations. Dermatologists have the lowest rate of unnecessarily removing benign lesions meaning less surgery overall.

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