Moles are very common among men as well as women. A mole can be defined as a small coloured spot or mark on the skin that is generally made up of groups of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes.
In general, moles are extremely normal and safe. But in some cases, a mole could become cancerous. TGA & FDA approved Mole mapping in Melbourne at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre is the most secure way to map and monitor your moles. Let’s check out why mole mapping is important.
Importance of mole mapping
The biggest advantage of mole mapping is the early detection of skin cancer. Mole mapping allows the dermatologist to detect the cancerous moles and do a proper diagnosis of skin cancer. This ensures early treatment and higher chances of holistic recovery from this serious ailment. Researchers have proved that skin cancer when treated early or in its initial stages has a survival rate of almost 86% among adults.
Mole mapping in Melbourne is conducted to detect or identify new moles as well as the changes in the existing moles in the body. It also assesses and analyzes all the moles in the body to detect the possible harmful or cancerous moles. Mole mapping allows a detailed comparison of precise and accurate images of the moles captured over a specific period to detect any anomalies within the moles in the body.
Mole mapping can also effectively detect new lesions and carry out accurate comparisons to uncover the patterns in the changes the harmful moles undergo over a while. This helps the dermatologist identify and locate the cancerous moles for further examination and provides effective skin cancer treatment.
Mole mapping is a technologically advanced tool for skin cancer detection in comparison to other tools that check individual moles. Latest research has concluded that almost 71% of all cancerous moles do not develop from existing moles rather it develops via new moles that have formed on the healthy skin.
Therefore, for the early detection of these cancerous moles and to achieve the best outcome from treatment, the entire body has to be photographed, recorded and monitored to identify the cancerous moles from the moles present in different parts of the body.
However, a majority of the moles appear on the body over time till the age of 30 years. Plus, moles could even disappear or reappear depending on the hormonal changes that occur in the body during pregnancy or puberty. Therefore, not all newer moles are harmful or cancerous. Mole mapping will help you closely monitor and analyse these newer moles routinely to check for signs of skin cancer.
More often, heavy sun exposure also leads to new moles on the skin. If your skin remains exposed to the sun for prolonged hours and this has resulted in the formation of new moles in the body, then you must do mole mapping in Melbourne to check and monitor your moles routinely to diagnose and treat the early signs of skin cancer.
If the skin examinations and analysis of the images prove that particular moles are cancerous or harmful, then you could opt for swift and secure mole removal services available at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre. The certified dermatologist first examines the skin and the targeted moles and then recommends a treatment that’s most appropriate to your condition.
There are different ways to remove the moles from the body. The most appropriate method for mole removal is usually defined as per the characteristics, size, and location of the moles. The most commonly used technique for mole removal involves the use of Q switched laser beams to swiftly cut away or remove the moles from the skin. It is a simple and secure treatment that allows the patient to get rid of the cancerous moles.
Mole mapping can also effectively detect or identify benign moles or non-cancerous moles. This further reduces the need for unnecessary mole removal. With the help of mole mapping, the dermatologist could segregate the moles in your body into safe moles and harmful moles.
This allows you to focus better on the harmful moles in the body and seek proper mole removal treatment.
When should you do mole mapping?
You can do a self-check of the moles in your body once every month to identify new moles or any changes in the existing moles. Self-examination is handy especially, when you have a higher number of freckles or moles in the body, have fair skin or hair, have a family history of skin cancer or use sunbeds.
When doing the self-check you need to use a full-length mirror as well as a handheld mirror to check your entire body.
More often the dermatologist recommends a self-check of moles at home. However, in a few cases, the dermatologist may ask you to undergo mole mapping Melbourne more frequently.
- Presence of multiple moles in the body, usually more than 50
- Family history of skin cancer
- Large moles, greater than 2 inches in diameter
- Notice changes in the size, colour or shape of the moles
- Notice new moles in the body
- Have pale skin
- Have severe sunburn
If you fit into any of the above groups, then you must consult an experienced dermatologist to get your moles mapped and monitored.
To consult an experienced dermatologist about mole mapping in Melbourne, you must visit Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre today.
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