Mole Treatments Include:
Everything You Need To Know
With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer in the UK, it is important to remain vigilant when it comes to monitoring our moles. Annually, over 400 people are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer which has seen a 45% increase in incidence rates over the last decade. Thankfully, if detected early enough, skin cancer can be successfully treated leaving no chances of reoccurrence. Despite this positive outcome if caught early, we strongly recommend having moles checked regularly for greater prevention. Mole mapping is an innovative solution that uses technology to create a permanent record of all existing moles so any new or changing growths can be identified early on and monitored before they have a chance to develop further and cause irreparable damage.
HOW DOES MOLE MAPPING AT THESTRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS WORK?
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.
During your mole mapping appointment at Stratum Dermatology Clinics, you will be seen by a highly qualified consultant dermatologist, who is an expert in skin cancer. All of our consultants are registered with the major health insurers and are members of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD). The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and has won multiple awards for customer service.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our mole mapping service is suited to adults with many moles across their body, or for those who wish to monitor their skin. As early detection is key in treating skin cancer, it is recommended that moles are checked regularly. If you only have a small number of moles on your body, we recommend you book a single mole check with us.
Mole mapping takes approximately 1 hour.
We recommend an annual review of your moles to identify any changes which may have occurred since your last appointment. However those at risk of skin cancer might need to be seen more frequently than this. We will send you a reminder to book your annual check. If you notice any changes to your moles between appointments, please contact us to book a mole check appointment.
We are able to remove your mole if it is suspicious for being cancerous, of concern or if you would like it removed for cosmetic reasons. Your consultant will discuss your options with you during your appointment if required. We also have an experienced clinical psychologists at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic who is available for appointments to discuss the emotional side of your treatment if required.
A mole check is with one of our consultant dermatologists who will use a dermatoscope to look at your mole(s) to identify any cause for concern. They will diagnose your mole as either benign or cancerous and then discuss next steps with you.
A full body automated mole map using the Fotofinder ATBM machine uses technology to capture high resolution images of your moles which can be used to compare changes in your moles over time. Your moles will be checked using an artificial intelligence algorithm to assess each mole and provide cancer risk analysis and also assessed by your consultant dermatologist.
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WHY GET TREATMENT AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS?
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with over 400 people being diagnosed every day. Early detection of skin cancer, through examination and regular monitoring of moles, saves lives and if caught and treated early enough there is a 100% chance of survival.
We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatment. Stratum Dermatology Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.
MOLE INSIGHTS AND ADVICE
When Should I Worry About A Mole
WHEN SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT A MOLE? A mole is a 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. Sometimes these melanocytes grow in a cluster
What are the common types of skin cancer?
WHAT ARE THE COMMON TYPES OF SKIN CANCER? There are three main types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. The first two are both known as non-melanoma skin cancer and are the most common varieties. Non-melanoma skin cancer
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Skin cancer awareness month takes place every May with the aim of raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and educating on the ways skin cancer can be prevented. During skin cancer awareness month, the British Association of Dermatologists