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Advanced Mole Mapping

How do you know if a mole is just a mole or a cause for concern? To reduce your skin cancer risk and provide peace of mind, we offer yearly mole mapping assessments. Our Advanced Automated Total Body Photography and Dermoscopy System allows us to individually map each mole and track any changes from year to year.

Our Advanced Mole Mapping technology provides accurate and rapid results. For peace of mind, schedule your expert mole check today.

Procedure Benefits

  • Peace of mind
  • Facilitates early diagnosis of pre-cancerous moles and, if needed, early treatment of skin cancer
  • Opportunity to learn how to assess your own moles
  • Identifies unusual moles that may be a sign of health problems

Moles should be checked if:

  • The mole changes colour
  • It has an uneven or ragged edge
  • It is inflamed or painful
  • It is itchy, bleeding or oozing
  • It has changed shape or looks different to your other moles
  • It is protruding and causing irritation
  • You don’t like the look of the mole

Our Advanced Mole Mapping Technology

Most of us have moles on our skin and these are perfectly normal. However, the appearance of moles can change over time. Abnormalities can emerge and these can be a precursor to skin cancer (melanoma) or a sign of other medical issues. At our Central London Clinics, we employ our Advanced Automated Total Body Photography and Dermoscopy system to quickly and effectively map the location, size and properties of each mole. We then monitor and track any changes of each mole using the FotoFinder Bodystudio ATBM. This advanced, computerised camera technology can effectively screen for mole abnormalities and early signs of skin cancer. Using this system, each mole is photographed and analysed for symptoms of melanoma. If any abnormalities or symptoms of melanoma are found, you can be directly referred for Mole Removal Treatment {link to Mole Removal Treatment page} either by our leading UK skin cancer specialist or your own doctor. Annual monitoring is advisable for early diagnosis. This service is safe, non-invasive, and takes approximately 45 minutes. Call us now for a confidential consultation.

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How does the skin cancer screening work?

Your Advanced Mole Mapping assessment will begin with an individual consultation at our private London Clinic. One of our expert doctors will take a complete medical history to identify any risk factors and build a full patient profile. Moles can vary in size, look, texture, and colour and can differ from one person to another. If you have any itchy moles, raised moles, or have seen any recent changes in any of your moles, these will be physically examined and checked for any abnormalities.

After your consultation, you will enter our body studio booth where a special microscope (known as a dermatoscope) will digitally photograph and analyse each mole. These images will be checked and analysed on our state-of-the-art system for any abnormalities or symptoms of melanoma by one of our expert skincare specialists. The mapping procedure takes only 45 minutes. It is recommended that moles be re-checked annually to monitor your skin for any changes and ensure peace of mind.

Immediately following your Advanced Mole Mapping session, you will receive a full Advanced Mole Mapping clinical report. This report will review all the findings from the mole mapping. There is no waiting for results after your mole mapping, and your Nuriss skincare expert will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the report. If any abnormalities or areas of concern were identified during the mapping, you will be advised of the findings by our expert skin specialist and notified if any treatment is necessary. Some changes in moles are benign and may simply need to be monitored further for safety. If any skin cancer symptoms are detected, you will be referred for treatment such as a biopsy or mole removal. This can be performed by our leading UK skin cancer specialist {link to Mole Removal Treatment page} or by your own doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there different skin cancer types?

Superficial spreading melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer. This affects 7 out of every 10 skin cancer patients in the UK. However, there are other, less common skin cancer types:

  • Nodular melanoma: Mostly affects middle-aged people and commonly occurs in areas that have been exposed to the sun such as the chest and back. This type of melanoma can develop quickly so regular monitoring and early diagnosis is important.
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma: Affects about 1 in 10 skin cancer patients in the UK. Also known as Hutchinson’s Melanotic Freckle, this usually occurs on the face, which sees a lot of exposure to the sun. This type of melanoma is more likely to affect people who spend a lot of time outdoors.
  • Metastatic melanoma: This is the least common skin cancer type but is also the most malignant. It is particularly important to identify early as it can spread quickly to other organs. Treatment must be sought immediately if this is diagnosed.
What is melanoma?

Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer which, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can spread to other organs and be fatal. Melanoma usually presents as a dark spot on the skin or in a mole, which turns itchy, red or bleeds. Treatment normally involves surgery to remove the spot. This is known as excision.

What happens if any abnormalities are found?

If any abnormalities are found, our specialist doctor will advise you on what treatment is needed and talk to you about the next step. Some moles may need to be monitored again at a later date to ensure any changes that occur are not malignant. If cancerous moles or those with signs of melanoma are found, removal or biopsy may be recommended. This can be carried out either by our leading UK specialist at our Central London Clinics or you can be referred elsewhere for further treatment.

When will I have the results of my Advanced Mole Mapping session?

Results of your Advanced Mole Mapping session will be made available to you immediately afterwards, so there is no waiting around for results. Our specialist skin doctor will speak to you after the session and advise you if any abnormalities have been found, or if further treatment or monitoring is required.

How long does my Advanced Mole Mapping session take?

As mole monitoring is important, Nuriss makes the process as simple as possible, while always ensuring it is vigilant and comprehensive. Our Advanced Mole Mapping service is efficient and safe. It takes just 45 minutes at our Central London Clinics, meaning you can fit it easily into your day.

Who will carry out my Advanced Mole Mapping session?

At Nuriss, you are in good hands. Our specialist doctor, who is highly trained to recognise and identify abnormalities in moles and freckles, will conduct the monitoring and will advise if any further treatment or removal is needed. Your doctor will also advise you on what measures to take to protect yourself against skin cancer.

How much does Advanced Mole Mapping cost?

At our confidential and private London Clinic, we offer our comprehensive Advanced Mole Mapping service at the very affordable price of £250. Call our Central London Clinics for an appointment or to find out more.

Can my GP screen my moles?

While your GP can carry out a visual check of some moles, family practice doctors do not generally have the time or equipment available to check every mole in detail. At Nuriss, we offer a detailed and technologically Advanced Mole Mapping service that can identify early signs of melanoma and advise treatment. This can be a lifesaving measure as melanoma is the fourth most common skin cancer in the UK and is currently on the rise.

Our mapping system also provides a baseline on the size and position of each mole, making it easy to track changes from year to year. While you and your doctor may not remember the exact appearance of each mole, our mole mapping system removes your guesswork and worry about your changes in moles and freckles.

How does Mole Mapping work?

At Nuriss, we use an advanced, state-of-the-art digital imaging system known as the FotoFinder Medicam 800HD to digitally photograph and map every mole on your body. These images are analysed in detail to check for any unusual pigmentation or other signs that could indicate skin cancer. These images are kept confidentially on your patient file for comparison at your future Advanced Mole Mapping sessions.

Will private health insurance cover Advanced Mole Mapping?

As Mole Mapping is a screening service and not a treatment, most private health insurance companies will not cover the procedure. However, mole mapping identifies any problems and if treatment is required, most insurance companies will cover the treatment portion of the costs.

What changes should I look for?

Certain changes to moles can indicate skin cancer symptoms, so it is important to be vigilant and check your moles regularly. Signs such as itchy moles, moles that change colour and size or shape should be carefully checked and monitored. Any moles showing skin cancer signs should immediately be referred for diagnosis and treatment. The Nuriss Advanced Mole Mapping system ensures detailed mapping and monitoring of moles, with our leading UK skin cancer specialist on hand should further treatment or removal be required.

Is the Nuriss Advanced Mole Mapping safe for pregnant women?

Yes. The moles are being photographed and analysed, so no harmful rays are being emitted. This makes mole mapping safe for pregnant women.

Why do moles change?

Moles can undergo changes for a number of reasons, mainly due to hormonal changes in the body. Stages such as teenage years (puberty), pregnancy and old age will normally cause moles to fade, appear, or change as a result of these hormonal fluctuations. However, moles can change for more concerning reasons, such as melanoma. For skin safety, we recommend an annual mole check be carried out.

Is Advanced Mole Mapping suitable for men and women?

Yes. Both men and women are equally at risk of skin cancer. This makes it important for both men and women to track any changes or abnormalities in their moles. Our Advanced Mole Mapping is purely a non-invasive, digital imaging and assessment service. It is suitable for both genders.

Are people with more moles more at risk of skin cancer?

Everyone is susceptible to skin cancer to some degree, but those with more than 50 moles on their body are generally thought to be more at risk of skin cancer than those with just a few moles. However, all it takes is just one mole to become cancerous. Melanoma can be fatal if left undiagnosed. Ideally, people should have their moles checked at least once a year to ensure safety and peace of mind.

Is Mole Mapping suitable for all skin types?

Yes. Our Advanced Mole Mapping and skin screening service is a safe, non-invasive procedure, so it is suitable for all skin types. While people with fair skin tend to have more moles, it is advisable for everyone to have regular skin cancer screening.

I only have a few moles. Would I still need to have them checked?

Yes. Even if you only have a few moles, you can still get skin cancer, or malignant melanoma. Changes to the appearance or condition of your moles are an early indicator of cancerous moles. It can also be difficult to see and monitor changes in moles located on your back or shoulders. As skin cancer can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated at an early stage, regular mole monitoring is strongly recommended.

Is the Nuriss Advanced Mole Mapping service available to children?

At Nuriss, we can only offer our service to those who are at least 18 years of age. However, we can provide you with the contact details of a paediatric skin specialist if desired.

Why do I need to have my moles checked?

While moles are generally harmless, some can change over time. These changes can indicate early signs of melanoma or skin cancer symptoms and require removal. This is why regular checking and monitoring of your moles is recommended. Nuriss offers this service in the comfort of our expert mole clinic, London.

Is mole mapping available on the NHS?

Unfortunately, our service is not available on the NHS but we are able to offer it at the affordable price of £250.

What are moles?

Moles are small concentrations of pigment made by cells known as melanocytes. They are also commonly known as freckles or sunspots on the skin. There are several types of moles: small round flat ones (junctional melanocytic naevi); pale raised ones that sometimes contain hair (dermal melanocytic naevi); and raised brown hairy ones (compound melanocytic naevi). Most of these are harmless and can fade or change due to hormonal changes in the body. However, it is important to check moles annually to catch any potential changes or cancer early.

Is there a cure for skin cancer?

If diagnosed and treated early, most forms of melanoma can be cured. However, there is always the risk of this condition returning, so regular skin cancer screenings are highly recommended.

What treatment will I have to have?

If any skin abnormalities are identified, the area will be evaluated to determine the best course of treatment. Typically, a biopsy or mole removal will be performed. If skin cancer is identified, most melanoma stages can be treated quickly through excision, or removal of the skin cancer moles or abnormalities on the skin. However, in some cases, biopsy, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or further treatments may be required. Generally, the earlier skin abnormalities are identified, the less invasive the treatment. Your specialist doctor will advise you on further treatment directly following your Advanced Mole Mapping session.

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