Skin Search is a private Skin Examination and Imaging Service located in South Perth, Western Australia.
Its primary objective is the early detection of all skin cancers, particularly melanoma.
This is achieved through the use of sophisticated and high tech computerised photography, including dermoscopic (microscopic) imaging. These images are assessed by specialist dermatologist Dr Tim Elliott, who provides a written report with recommendations for treatment if appropriate.
Skin checks are performed by a (non dermatologist) medical doctor with specific expertise in skin examinations, while the photographic imaging is performed by either a specially trained technician or medical doctor.
Patients needing further testing or treatment may be referred to the doctor/specialist of their choice. Alternatively, they may have the initial testing and or treatment done within the practice
The practice is closely associated with specialist dermatology practice -South Perth Specialist Skin Cancer Centre (perthskincancer.com.au) as well as Body Contour (bodycontour.com.au) and Laser Skin Care (laserskincare.com.au).
Dr Tim Elliott is a specialist dermatologist who completed his medical degree in Melbourne in 1981 with honours, and his Fellowship of the Australian College of Dermatology in 1991. He then completed a Fellowship in Advanced Cutaneous and Laser Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, USA in 1994. Since then he has worked in South Perth, Western Australia in a private skin cancer practice firstly as co-director of Dermatology, Surgery and Laser Centre, and now as sole director of South Perth Specialist Skin Cancer Centre.
His specific expertise is in the management of all types of skin cancer, using Mohs Surgery, Laser, PDT, medical treatments/creams as well as other more traditional surgical methods to provide a comprehensive treatment strategy.
He is actively involved in the teaching and training of Dermatologists, both in his private practice and in his role as the surgical censor (examiner) with the Australian College of Dermatologists.