A mole is a small coloured spot on the skin which is made up of a cluster of cells known as melanocytes, which are responsible for producing the pigment in your skin. Occasionally these melanocytes grow in a cluster instead of being spread out, which results in the formation of a mole.
Most moles are completely harmless, but some moles can develop into Melanoma skin cancer so it’s important to check your skin regularly so that you can spot any changes in size, shape, or colour early and get them checked out if you notice any changes.
If you have a lot of moles, especially on your back, checking and noticing changes to your own moles can be really difficult. With our mole mapping service, we can do it quickly and effectively for you. At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we provide a state of the art computer-assisted mole mapping and digital photo-dermoscopy surveillance service so we can check your moles for you.
Full Body Mole Mapping
Mole mapping is conducted by one of our highly qualified consultant dermatologists at the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, who is an expert in skin cancer using cutting edge skin-imaging technology; the FotoFinder system. This system provides state-of-the-art laser guided computer mapping of your entire skin and high resolution mapping of individual moles. It has an artificial intelligence algorithm to assess each mole and provide cancer risk analysis. The images it takes are analysed by your consultant, mapped and recorded. It’s ability to compare images and identify change makes it a highly accurate tool in the development of skin cancer.
You will be provided with a record of your mole map and the digital images will be securely stored for future reference. You will be invited back for an annual review to check for any changes to your moles, but of course if you notice any changes to your moles sooner, please contact us to make an appointment where we can assess any changes. During your appointment, if a mole or lesion requires further investigation, we may need to remove all or part of it so it can be assessed for cancer. Your specialist will advise you on this during your appointment.
Find out more about the FotoFinder mole mapping machine:
- German innovation in skin cancer diagnosis
- 1st system for Automated Total Body Mapping in the world
- Combination of total body photography and digital dermatoscopy
- All moles mapped and examined
- Total Body Mapped, including palms and soles
- SmartMatch technology for whole body views with up to 72 megapixels
- Mole analysis: high sensitivity and specificity
- Identify new moles and changes in previous moles
- Melanoma detected within minutes
Why Choose Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic for your Mole Map?
We believe that there is no substitute for a full body mole check. Snap shots of individual moles may provide reassurance, but these should be combined with full body skin checks.
- Our mole check clinic is first in Canterbury offering automated total body mole mapping
- Consultant dermatologist led service
- For single or multiple moles
- Full body skin examination
- Suspicious moles can be identified and excised
- All excisions by a trained skin surgeon
- The mole check clinic relies on double reporting of all mole maps, reducing chances of ambiguity
- Quick turnaround time for peace of mind
- No waiting for weeks- if a mole needs removal, this can usually be arranged on the same day, nearly always within 5 days
Dr. Sandra was born in the Czech Republic. She qualified as a doctor in general medicine in 2004, and has been a dermatologist since then. Sandra Varga is an expert in Mole Mapping and is the Mole Mapping lead at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.
As well as general dermatology and skin cancer mapping, diagnosis and treatment, Sandra has a keen interest in aesthetic dermatolog and aims to provide a bespoke treatment plan for every client to ensure that they achieve the result they desire.
Dr. Varga is fully registered on the GMC Specialist Register as a Consultant Dermatologist. She is a skilled surgeon and her aesthetic interest ensures that she achieves great cosmetic results in her operations.
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Why choose Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?
Here at Kent's leading private skin and laser clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are one of the few skin clinics in the UK where all medical consultations and treatments are provided by specialist doctors with Dermatology experience and laser training.
Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association, the British Hair and Nail Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is certified by the Consulting Room. We have won many awards including the WhatClinic Patient Service Award in 2019 and the ghp Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019.