Out of the different types of skin cancer, melanoma is the riskiest variant. It begins with an innocent-looking mole, but with time becomes malignant and spreads to different areas of the body if ignored or left untreated.
Are moles dangerous?
All moles are not dangerous. Moles are very common in our skin and we often don’t think about them. According to the latest statistics, children in Australia have around 50 or more moles on their bodies on average by the age of 15. Normal moles are in the size range of 1 mm to 10 mm, with uniform shape, tone and colour. Normal moles are harmless.
Melanoma is characterized by moles that change colour, size and shape over some time. In some cases even regular moles may change in shape, colour and size, therefore, it may become difficult to distinguish a regular mole from a cancerous mole. According to skin experts, if a new mole is spotted after the age of 25, or if the mole changes colours, size and shape, then you need to consult the doctor at the earliest to get the mole investigated.
Mole mapping is the best way to identify the growth of new moles or monitor the changes in the form, size and colour of the existing moles in your body. It is an easy, non-invasive and painless method of tracking your moles. It helps you to check for cancerous moles and receive early treatment.
In the mole mapping procedure, our Accredited Skin Cancer Doctors at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre check and document every mole in your body, at regular intervals, over a specific period, to identify cancerous moles with possible risks of melanoma.
With a combination of digital dermatoscope, whole-body photography, detailed skin examination and advanced mole mapping software, we check and map all the moles in your body. The data is stored in the protected server for future reference. The images are compared over a specific period, which helps to pinpoint suspicious moles. The suspicious moles are further examined to determine the right treatment and holistic recovery for melanoma.
Why is mole mapping important?
If your body has too many moles which are difficult to track, or if your skin is tanned, freckled or sunburnt, it is best to get your moles examined or mapped by an expert skin doctor. Sunlight contains a high amount of UV radiation. If you remain too exposed to the sun during the day, you could be a prospect for melanoma. Mole checking Melbourne or mole mapping is the best way to discover the unwanted moles in the body and get them removed before they advance into major complications.
Mole mapping Melbourne is a wonderful preventive procedure that can help in the early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. If you want to know more about mole mapping or mole checking Melbourne, you must visit Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre today.