In order to monitor both short and long term changes in moles, (a good indicator of melanoma), mole mapping uses Total Body Imaging to record the details of your skin. At the first consultation, we take a full skin history, which involves taking a set of 33 body photographs of your entire skin. We then image any slightly abnormal or atypical moles at 30x magnification, to enable any new or changing lesions to be more easily identified during future consultations.
We take a look at your entire skin surface, including your scalp, fingernails and even right down between your toes. We can even provide you with a copy of the images taken during mole mapping for a small fee.
Depending on your history, risk factors and the types of moles present, we will monitor you over a period of 3, 6 or 12 months to detect any microscopic changes, making mole mapping an extremely beneficial and convenient health service.