What is mole mapping?
Mole mapping provides a photographic record of the location and size of your moles on the skin surface. It may be useful for patients with many moles, or those with a history of melanoma. Some patients simply just want a record of what their skin was like at a certain point in time, for future comparison with new or changing lesions. Mole mapping is an important tool in the early detection of skin cancers, when combined with a skin check.
There are various methods of mole mapping. Dr Andrew Thant uses the Dermengine platform via total body photography. This involves taking photographs of your skin from the front, back and sides using OptimaLight.
|Mole mapping has detected the appearance of a new mole.
How to book:
- Total body mapping is done in conjunction with a skin check. You can book online here.
- If you are not sure whether you need mole mapping or not, it is best to book a skin check first and discuss with the doctor.
- Mole Map (total body photography) – $270 (rebate $113, gap $157)
Preparation for your mole map:
- Shave thick and dark body hairs.
- Wear plain underwear without a pattern.
- Do not wear makeup or spray tan.
- If you have long hair, please tie it up.
- A series of photographs of you skin will be taken as per the diagram below (usually 28 to 30 images).