FotoFinder Mole Mapping is the safe way of skin cancer prevention.Have the effects of our South African climate affected your skin and giving you cause for concern?
Our Fotofinder Mole Mapping device has arrived and we are thrilled to be able to offer this much needed analysis to our patients.
Mole mapping is the most advanced method for early diagnosis of skin cancer. With a medical camera we are able take microscopic photos of your moles. The mole images can be measured, analysed and stored in our digital database which can be monitored on a regular basis and attended to immediately a change or possible skin cancer is detected. Should the need arise moles can then safely be removed in the comfort of our practice.
FotoFinder dermoscope offers all in one, dermoscopic skin cancer screening and mole mapping, making it the imaging system of choice by thousands of doctors worldwide.
Who should get mole mapping done?
If any of the following questions apply to you, have your moles checked by your physician:
- Do you have multiple moles (more than 50)?
- Is there a history of skin cancer in your family?
- Did you have already a melanoma?
- Do you have large moles (diameter more than 2 inches)?
- Have you noticed any changes in your moles?
- Have you noticed any new mole on your body?
- Did you have sunburns during childhood or adolescence?
- Do you have very light skin?
How can suspicious moles be recognized?
The ABCDE rule helps you to recognize suspicious moles. Moles which show one or more of the signs below have to be treated with utmost attention and should be observed:
- A for Asymmetry
- B for irregular, blurred or jagged Borders
- C for Colour variation
- D for Diameter larger than ¼ inch
- E for Elevation especially when uneven
Regular mole checks by your physician are highly recommended