What is mole mapping?
Mole mapping is the process of screening the development of moles to detect the early signs of melanoma or skin cancer. Mole Mapping Victoria is an innovative procedure within dermatology that enables the early detection of skin tumours or skin cancer.
In this non-invasive process, dermatologists and Accredited Skin Cancer Doctors observe the skin with the help of a lens called a Dermatoscope, which contains a polarised or non-polarised light source and a transparent plate, to provide comprehensive information on the characteristics and features of moles and lesions.
The development of new imaging procedures such as dermatoscopy for mole mapping greatly enables the early onset of skin cancer detection. An Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor or a Dermatologist with the help of a dermatoscope can identify any abnormal moles which may require a biopsy for additional pathology testing. Once the results of the pathology tests confirm the mole could become cancerous, the Skin Doctor may perform the excision procedure to remove the moles.
Is mole mapping effective?
Yes, mole mapping Victoria is very effective in the early detection of skin issues, tumours or skin cancer. Mole mapping involves regular monitoring of the development of moles on your skin.
By comparing the images doctors can easily detect the development of new moles in your body, or the growth in the size of your existing moles.
As with any disease or ailment, early detection of melanoma can lead to proactive treatment which cures the ailment before it advances into serious complications.
Even the simplest of treatments such as excision and laser can effectively remove the problematic moles in their initial stages without causing any major long term side effects.
If you experience unexplained development of moles in your body, you need to undergo regular mole mapping Victoria at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre.
Why should you undergo mole mapping?
Melanoma is a very serious skin aliment wherein the melanin cells – the pigment-producing cells in the skin – overgrow. These melanin cells are generally found on the outer layer of the skin and produce dark pigments that provide colour to the skin. Or cause tanning on white skin.
Melanoma growths may also appear as common moles or freckles and could be non-cancerous. Melanoma is classified into different types depending on their spread on the skin.
‘In situ means the melanoma is only on the skin, ‘Invasive’ moles means that the tumour has spread to different layers of the skin, and ‘Metastatic’ means that the tumour has spread deeper into the tissues.
The early detection of skin cancer is very important. If the tumour or lesion is thin, surgery can be curative. However, if the moles or lesions develop into advanced stages, it may become complicated to find holistic treatment. Therefore, it is better to map your moles by undergoing mole mapping to track any unnatural growth and to detect and cure the skin concern before it turns into a major complication.
Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre conducts the most comprehensive mole mapping in Victoria. Consult our Skin Expert, Dr Shobhna Singh, today.