What is mole mapping?
Mole mapping is the most advanced method for early diagnosis of skin cancer. With a medical camera, your doctor takes microscopic photos of your moles (digital dermoscopy). Additionally, your doctor takes overview images of your body to localize the moles and find them again at follow-up visits. The mole images can be measured, analyzed and stored in a digital database.
At regular examinations, follow-up images are taken and compared side by side to detect even the slightest changes and identify signs of possible skin cancer at an early stage.
What are the advantages of mole mapping?
Benefits of mole mapping include:
- Long-term observation through mole mapping provides the best prevention for skin cancer
- Moles at risk and new moles are detected at an early stage
- Your doctor sees even the slightest changes in structure comparing your moles over time and you can follow the examination on screen
- Continuous skin checks are painless and help to avoid unnecessary excisions of benign moles
If you are looking for a dermatology practice that specializes in mole mapping, please use the form on this page to schedule a consultation at Hollywood Dermatology or visit our contact page for information about our South Florida locations.