With skin cancer, early detection is most important. This is why regular checks and mole maps are so important. With early detection, 98% of melanomas can be successfully treated. But if left to a more advanced stage, this figures drops to a concerning 15%.
Thanks to specialised imaging equipment and advanced software, mole mapping and digital dermoscopy are proven successful ways to identify cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions at an early stage. We take high resolution photos of each mole, then enhance these for medical assessment. Then we use an advanced high-tech mapping software called DermEngine to create a customised body diagram that helps us maintain an accurate record of all lesions and moles on your skin. This non-invasive technique uses cutting edge algorithms to detect and diagnose by comparing your moles images with extensive image databases of known skin cancers and precancerous lesions. Using this, we can easily pick up changes in shape or other abnormalities.
We recommend an annual mole map for everyone. However more frequent checks are recommended if you have a known history or family history melanoma and other skin cancers. Using the information gathered from your mole mapping, our team can create a personalised care plan (taking into account your personal and family medical history) and suggest the best possible course of treatments for you when needed.