Prevention and early detection is the best strategy to combat melanoma or skin cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma or skin cancer greatly improves the chances of holistic recovery and allows you to lead a healthy life.
Digital mole mapping or mole map in Melbourne is the most advanced and effective technology that helps in the early detection of melanoma or skin cancer. It’s a simple non-invasive technique that doesn’t require much time.
What is mole mapping?
Mole mapping is a screening procedure that helps in the early detection of skin cancer. Automated Total Body Mapping (ATBM) or mole mapping involves the use of a specialized computer to take digital photos of the entire body. It then combines the images to give a comprehensive image of the whole body. This forms the baseline image of your body which is used to compare the latest images of the body taken during your follow visits(usually after 6 months or 1 year). The special software in the computer compares the photos and highlights the lesions or moles that are new, changing or are the same.
This procedure allows the patient to track the moles after a year or at routine intervals and detect the cancerous or harmful moles.
The mole mapping procedure helps to take precise photographic measurements for proper documentation of the size, location and condition of the moles present in the body.
The period of follow up visits may vary and depend mainly on the risk factors. In general, doctors ask the patient to come back after one year. But in some cases, the doctor may ask the patient to come back sooner depending on their health history or if they notice an anomaly.
Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre provides the most comprehensive TGA & FDA approved procedures for mole map in Melbourne to monitor the moles and help in the early detection of harmful moles.
How does mole mapping work?
When you visit the Nitai Clinic for mole mapping, you will be guided to a specific room dedicated to mole mapping and skin examination. You will be asked to remove your clothes so that precise images of the entire body could be taken to document the precise location, size and condition of the moles in the body. The patient’s privacy is respected, maintained and safeguarded during the procedure.
The use of the latest advanced technology has made the mole mapping process more reliable. Comfortable and easier for the patient. In this new system, the camera is mounted onto the rails which move backwards and forwards to capture images or scan the full body. Depending on the location of moles in the body, the doctor or nurse may ask you to move in specific postures to capture precise images of the moles in specific areas.
Mole mapping however does not replace the clinical examination conducted by the dermatologist or skin cancer. Both techniques are used together to thoroughly assess the concerns and provide the right diagnosis and treatment.
Mole mapping does the baseline work of monitoring the moles which are greatly helpful to identify and determine the harmful moles. Because it becomes difficult for the patients and doctor to remember the exact dimensions and condition of the moles without proper monitoring and analysis of the dimensions of the specific moles.
How is mole mapping beneficial?
One of the biggest benefits of mole mapping is that it helps to identify and determine the cancerous moles and hence helps with the early detection of skin cancer. In a few cases, this early diagnosis could even reduce the need to undergo a biopsy. Patients with a higher chance of melanoma or skin cancer need to consult the doctor and do mole mapping to monitor the moles to ensure proper detection of the skin concern.
The type of people who must undergo mole map Melbourne include:
- Family history of melanoma or skin cancer
- A large number of moles in the body
- Persons with Congenital Nevi: moles that are present since birth and can advance into cancerous moles
- Persons having Atypical Moles commonly termed Dysplastic Nevi
A majority of skin cancer cases develop as we age. Therefore, doctors suggest that people above 50 years should undergo routine mole mapping as suggested by the dermatologist. This ensures early detection of the skin concern and allows them to achieve proactive treatment to prevent further worsening of the condition.
Mole mapping is a powerful method for fighting skin cancer and allows individuals to lead healthy lives.
You can undergo optimum mole mapping services at Nitai Skin Clinic under the supervision of experienced skin doctor Dr Shobhan Singh. She helps with comprehensive mole mapping and the appropriate detection of harmful moles.
To know more about the mole map in Melbourne, you must visit Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre today.