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Full Body Mole Mapping

Our Full Body Mole Mapping shields you against the risks of skin cancer. With a commitment to precision and care, we bring you a revolutionary approach to monitoring your skin’s health.

What Is Mole Mapping?

A mole map is a thorough and systematic process to identify and monitor skin moles and lesions. Our specialists use cutting-edge digital technology to create a detailed map of your skin, documenting each mole’s location, size, and characteristics of each mole. 

Our full-body mole mapping involves taking around 30 zoomed-out photos from different angles to document all the spots on your skin. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our imaging software can analyse any of these spots for changes. This new development will allow us to detect skin cancers earlier. 

Finally, the images are stored securely within the medical records and used only for diagnosing, monitoring and treating skin cancers.

How Long Does Mole Mapping Take?

At Manningham Skin Cancer Clinic, we understand the value of your time. A mole mapping service session can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the complexity of your skin and the number of moles to be examined. 

What to Expect? – The Mole Mapping Procedure

Preparing for Your Appointment

Before your mole mapping photography appointment, remove all make-up, moisturiser, tanning products, sunscreen and nail polish before arriving. 

The Consultation 

The Mole Mapping procedure is non-invasive and painless; during your session, one of our nurses will do the photographs with our dedicated equipment, and they will guide you through all the set poses to cover all areas.

Later, the doctor will review all the spots the software has picked up and perform a full skin check using magnification.

After The Body Mole Map

Once the full mapping is completed, these images are analysed, catalogued, and stored for future reference. Any concerning moles will be discussed with you, and a personalised action plan will be developed if necessary.

The Importance Of Early Detection – Why Get A Digital Mole Mapping? 

Skin cancer is a significant concern in Australia, with 2 out of every 3 Australians being diagnosed by the age of 70 – reported by the Australian Cancer Council – being Australia the one with the highest rates of skin cancer worldwide. 

The leading cause of skin cancer is the damage caused to skin cells by excessive UV radiation from the sun. Early detection is the key to successful skin cancer treatment. By opting for Digital Mole Mapping, you empower yourself to identify mole changes at the earliest stages. This means a higher likelihood of effective treatment and better outcomes. 

Mole Mapping is particularly beneficial for individuals with a history of sun exposure or a family history of skin cancer.

When to be concerned about a Mole:

The ABCDE parameters check helps determine whether a mole is harmless or cancerous. Each letter corresponds to a characteristic indicating a mole’s risk level. 

A stands for asymmetry, where one half of the mole differs from the other. 

B signifies an irregular border when the mole’s edges are not well-defined. 

C refers to uneven colour, highlighting variations within the mole’s hue. 

D stands for diameter—moles more prominent than 6 millimetres are flagged. 

E stands for evolving, indicating changes in size, shape, colour, or other traits over time. 

Regularly examining your moles for these parameters can help in early detection and prompt medical attention if necessary.

Apart from this, you could also look for the EFG filters, which can improve the detection of nodular melanoma; these parameters include: 

  • E: Moles are elevated over the skin.
  • F: They are firm to touch.
  • G: They have been growing for over a month.

How Frequently Should I Get a Mole Map Check?

The frequency of Mole Mapping checks depends on your risk factors. Generally, we recommend annual Mole Mapping sessions to monitor any changes in your skin. 

However, more frequent assessments may be advised for individuals with a higher risk profile, such as fair skin or a history of sunburns, more frequent assessments may be advised. Your doctor will guide you on the appropriate interval for your Mole Mapping appointments.

Our mole mapping doctorsrecommend having checkups every: 

  • High-risk individuals: Every 3-6 Months.
  • Moderate-risk individuals: Every six months or Annually. 
  • General population: Every 1-2 years. 

Do You Need a Doctor’s Referral for Mole Mapping?

No, our mole mapping clinic does not require a doctor’s referral. You can directly schedule an appointment with us. We believe in making preventive skin care accessible and convenient for everyone.

How Much Does Mole Mapping Cost?

We offer competitive and transparent pricing for our Mole Mapping services; you’ll receive specialised attention from our dedicated nurse and doctor during an extended consultation. Fees are as follows:

  • $280 for private patients. 
  • $220 for pensioners.

Plus, Medicare will provide a rebate to help cover a portion of the cost.

Why Choose Us?

At Manningham Skin Cancer Clinic, we are dedicated to your skin health. Our team of experienced doctors specialises in skin cancer detection and prevention. 

With leading technology, personalised care plans, and a commitment to excellence, we provide you with the highest standard of skin services and mole mapping in Melbourne.

If you’re looking for ‘mole mapping near me’, Schedule your appointment today to ensure a safer and healthier future.

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