Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions.
Should I have a MoleMap Skin Check or a Full-Body MoleMap?
- You have a personal or family history of melanoma
- Have a high number of moles
- Want a pro-active way to help manage your melanoma risk
- Want a baseline of your skin and moles created for future comparison
If you are still unsure about which solution is best for you, give our friendly customer care team a call on 1800 665 362 and they will be able to assist you.
How does the MoleMap Skin Check compare to a Full-Body MoleMap?
This is different to the Full-Body MoleMap - every significant mole is imaged and monitored over time and it also involves Total Body Photograph to create a complete visual record of your skin surface. The Full-Body MoleMap helps you to proactively manage your melanoma risk by tracking changes in your skin (through photographic records) to detect melanoma at its earliest possible stage.
I have previously had a Full-Body MoleMap, can I now have a MoleMap Skin Check?
The MoleMap Skin Check service involves a thorough head-to-toe skin check by a MoleMap melanographer and identification and imaging of any moles showing features of skin cancer for subsequent expert dermatologist diagnosis. This is different to the Full-Body MoleMap - every significant mole is imaged and monitored over time.
If you choose to have a MoleMap Skin Check, the Melanographer will conduct the procedure using your existing MoleMap record however they will not make comparisons of moles (i.e. the serial monitoring) or to your Total Body Photographs.
What will happen if something suspicious shows up?
How often do I need to have my skin checked?
What will happen to my records if I move out of the area?
Does MoleMap remove moles?
Will my procedure be covered by health insurance?
Are MoleMap services covered by Medicare?
I am a healthcare professional, where can I find further information on MoleMap?
Do I see a dermatologist?
Can I arrange for an appointment with your dermatologists?
Not through MoleMap. The dermatologist used to assess your lesions is a member of the Australian College of Dermatology and registered within Australia. However, they may not be from your own state, or in local region. Generally, we advise you to discuss any actions recommended on your report with you GP who will refer you to someone appropriate for any treatment required.