Mole Mapping

Our skin specialists track and examine the moles on your skin

What is Mole Mapping

Mole mapping is a specialised procedure used to track and monitor moles on the skin. It is a comprehensive method of documenting and analysing the appearance of moles to detect any changes over time. Mole mapping is typically performed by dermatologists or trained healthcare professionals.

How it Works

Mole mapping involves the systematic and detailed examination of the skin to identify and document individual moles. The procedure utilises various techniques such as visual inspection, dermoscopy (using a magnifying device), and sometimes digital imaging or photography. These methods help capture accurate and high-resolution images of each mole’s characteristics, including size, shape, color, and any irregularities.

During the initial mole mapping session, the healthcare professional will conduct a thorough examination of the entire body, including areas that are not normally exposed to the sun. They will document the location and appearance of existing moles and may also use a mole scoring system to assess their risk level. Some mole mapping techniques involve specialised software to analyse and compare images over time, helping to detect any changes or signs of potential skin cancer.

What it Treats

Mole mapping is primarily used for the early detection and monitoring of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. It allows healthcare professionals to closely track changes in individual moles, identify any new or suspicious moles, and take appropriate action if necessary. By regularly assessing the mole’s characteristics and comparing images taken at different time points, mole mapping helps detect potential skin cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable.

Mole mapping can be beneficial for individuals with:

Numerous moles: People with a large number of moles, also known as dysplastic nevi or atypical moles, may be at higher risk for developing melanoma. Mole mapping helps monitor these moles and identify any changes that could indicate skin cancer.
Personal or family history of skin cancer: Individuals with a personal history of skin cancer or a family history of melanoma may benefit from mole mapping as a preventive measure to detect any suspicious changes in their moles.
Sun-damaged skin: Individuals with significant sun damage, such as frequent sunburns or excessive sun exposure, may undergo mole mapping to monitor their moles and detect any potential skin cancer.

Mole Mapping at a Glance

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This treatment requires a consultation

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No anaesthetic required

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Typically takes between 30-60 mins

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No discomfort

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No downtime

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On doctors advice 12-24months

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