Welcome to The Skin Surveillance Program
MoleSafe is a comprehensive skin documentation system designed to expose layers of skin lesions not typically viewed during a regular exam by dermatologists. The MoleSafe system produces high-resolution diagnostic images and creates a profile for your skin that is monitored for any changes in lesions.
How the process works
Taking approximately one hour, the MoleSafe process involves six important steps
Meet With A Melanographer
Meeting with a melanographer to discuss medical history and address skin concerns
Total Body Photography
A series of 25 pictures is taken of 96 percent of the body’s surface
Total Body Dermoscopy
A visual exam is performed and any abnormal lesion is examined with a dermatoscope
Images from the exam are compiled into a digital record of the skin, along with other information, including lesion coding and history
Dermoscopist Report is Created
Dermoscopist report of suspicious legions included with recommendations for treatment and ongoing surveillance
Educating patients on skin cancer risk factors and tips for protecting skin against UV radiation
Following the exam
an extensive written report of your results is sent to you and your doctor with recommendations and instructions for follow-up visits.
The A.B.C.D.E. Rule
The following guideline has been very effective at aiding the early identification of superficial spreading melanomas. Superficial spreading melanoma can have any one of the following criteria
The shape of one half does not match the other.
The edges are often ragged, notched, blurred or irregular in outline. The pigment may also spread into the surrounding skin.
The color is uneven. Shades of black, brown and tan may be present. Areas of white, gray, red, pink or blue may also be seen.
Size changes and usually increases. Typically, melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter (the diameter of a pencil).
Any change in size, shape, color, elevation or any new symptoms may point to danger.