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MOLE MAPPING SERVICE IN Shropshire, Shrewsbury
Mole mapping is an invaluable service which provides a detailed overview of suspicious moles or lesions for early detection and diagnosis of skin cancer before it has a chance to spread. This service is provided with the use of high-tech imaging systems, computer software, and specially trained professionals who can accurately detect changes in moles over time and identify any irregularities present. It helps individuals to be in control of their skin health before any serious damage may occur.
The benefit of having mole maps is to ensure that changes occurring on your body are captured so that you have peace of mind knowing that nothing has been missed. Additionally, with reliable documents on record, regular check-ups with a dermatologist are much smoother, as they can go through the records quickly and contain any potential issues swiftly and safely.
HOW CAN MOLES BE CHECKED?
When it comes to monitoring moles, home-checks are a great way to stay on top of any potential changes. It is important to check your entire body every month if you have lots of moles or freckles, fair skin, or if skin cancer runs in your family. You will need both a full length and a handheld mirror for optimal coverage, as well as good lighting and the help of a family member or partner to check any hard-to-reach areas like your scalp, the soles of your feet, and between your fingers and toes. When checking yourself for changes in size, colour, shape, itching, bleeding or crusting of moles – all signs you should book an appointment with a healthcare professionals – take into account that different levels of benign change are normal over time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We recommend an annual review of your moles to identify any changes which may have occurred since your last appointment. However those at risk of skin cancer might need to be seen more frequently than this. We will send you a reminder to book your annual check. If you notice any changes to your moles between appointments, please contact us to book a mole check appointment.
At Everything Skin Clinic, we are able to remove your mole if your consultant dermatologist is concerned, or if you would like it removed for cosmetic reasons. Your consultant dermatologist will discuss your options with you during your appointment if required.
It depends on your circumstances, family history and background. We recommend that you speak to one of our experts and they can suggest the best form of treatment for you.
It is a good idea to check your moles once a month, especially if you have lots of moles or freckles (particularly if some are large), has fair hair or skin, uses sunbeds or has a family history of skin cancer.
When checking your moles, it is a good idea to use both a full-length and a handheld mirror so you can check your body all over. Stand in a well-lit room and ask a family member or your partner to help you check the hard-to-reach areas. Don’t forget to check less obvious places such as your scalp, the soles of your feet, and between your fingers and toes.
When checking your body for moles, you are looking for any changes to the size, and colour of the shape. You are also looking for itching, bleeding or crusting of moles which are signs you need to book an appointment to get your moles checked by a consultant dermatologist.
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