Accuracy is important when dealing with melanoma, as you don’t get a second chance. Our expert dermatologists are the world’s best melanoma dermatologists and collectively they have diagnosed over 250,000 patients.
Knowledge is power, which is why we want you to know what lesions to look out for and how to protect you and your family. Many customers have identified skin cancer on their friends and family members after their appointment with MoleMap.
A MoleMap melanographer will conduct a thorough examination of your skin, assessing moles using a dermatoscope – a device used to view the intricate structure of a mole. Moles that meet the dermatologist criteria will be imaged using a specialised camera to create a view of the internal structure (dermoscopic image) and the external structure (clinical image) for subsequent dermatologist diagnosis.
It is important that if you become worried about a mole that you get it checked. You are entitled to free Spot Check appointments (1 mole re-imaged, 5 minute appointment) within 12 months of your Full-Body MoleMap appointment.
Knowing where your moles aren’t is as important as knowing where they are, because up to 50% of melanoma appears in new skin. You will have a series of photographs taken that will create a complete visual record of your skin surface, which is used to identify new moles that appear and changes in existing ones.
52% of the melanoma we find are because we have identified the slightest of change by comparing images over time. We will identify changes in your skin since your previous appointment through: Sequential Digital Dermoscopic Imaging (SDDI) and Clinical Imaging – your moles are re-imaged to identify changes in the internal and external structure of your moles that have occurred since your last visit, which are not visible to the naked eye; and your Total Body Photographs are used to identify new moles that appeared and changes in existing ones.