mole check

Mole Maps

What is a Mole Map?

Mole Map is the term for a medical record which catalogues or ‘maps’ a person’s moles including dark spots and other lesions in detail, illustrating the location of each mole and an image of it.

The purpose of a mole map is to provide a comprehensive record of images in the future, in order to help identify any worrying changes by comparing later images. Doctors can precisely study the changes in order to determine when there has been a visual change which may indicate that a mole is new or is exhibiting any suspicious behaviour.

A mole map therefore serves as a baseline for a person’s skin health surveillance.

However, the process of creating a mole map in itself is a very valuable health check, as it involves a head to toe examination, logging information about every single skin lesion together with detail about its size, colour and location.

Dr Ross Perry says:

At Cosmedics we use a special 10x microscope (dermatoscope) when examining all skin lesions during the consultation to help us detect any early changes.

Head to Toe Mole Check

Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer a top to toe mole check at their London and Bristol clinics with experienced mole removal surgeons.

Mole removal

If required, private mole removal is available. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons.

For more information or to book a consultation, please complete the form on this web page or call 020 7386 0464.