The one-hour initial consultation is an extremely thorough procedure designed to provide you with an accurate and timely diagnosis of all of your lesions, creating a complete medical record of your skin.
Meet With A Melanographer
You will meet with a highly trained and certified melanographer that will perform the procedure. Prior to starting, the melanographer will take a full medical history and address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the health of your skin.
Total Body Photography
If there is one universal truth about melanoma, it is change. Total body photography creates a complete visual medical record of your skin surface and each individual lesion. This baseline record is referred to at follow-up appointments to identify any changes in lesions that may indicate early stage skin cancer.
Total Body Dermoscopy
A certified melanographer conducts a thorough examination of your skin surface, assessing any suspicious lesions using a dermatoscope. This device is used to view the intricate structure of a lesion. Our MoleSafe camera was designed specifically for imaging skin lesions, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis of skin cancers, including melanoma. Our high-resolution dermatoscopic imaging focuses on the internal structure of lesions and detecting what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
The digital images taken by the melanographer are compiled into a comprehensive digital record. Other information, such as lesions and skin coding is included as well.
Dermoscopist Report is Created
All of your imaged lesions along with their associated information is sent via a secure network to be diagnosed by an expert dermatologist.A comprehensive report is prepared for you and your physician. The report includes images of specific lesions of concern, diagnostic comments and recommendations for the treatment or monitoring of suspicious lesions. You are also provided a suggested follow-up program. You will receive your report within 10 working days of your appointment.
Patient education is an important part of the services we provide. Your appointment includes self-examination and sun protection education. You will also receive a self-monitor kit and a CD copy of your images (upon request).
Please note: If at any time during the 12 months following your Skin Surveillance screening you become concerned about a possible change in a lesion, you can return to MoleSafe to have the lesion re-imaged and evaluated at no additional charge. Learn more.
Repeating the Skin Surveillance Program on a yearly basis enables our expert dermatologists to observe structural changes in all of your lesions over a period of time. This innovative technique has been clinically proven to help identify melanoma and other skin cancers earlier than conventional methods.
Full-Body Skin Check
A certified melanographer conducts a thorough examination of your skin surface, reassessing previously imaged lesions and assessing any new ones that have appeared since your last appointment.
Dermatoscopic and Clinical Imaging
Dermatoscopic and clinical images of any new moles along with accompanying information (e.g., patient concern) are recorded.
Lesions that were imaged during your previous appointment are re-imaged. Comparing images of your lesions from your previous appointment with current images enables the smallest of changes to be detected, which may indicate early stage melanoma.
All of your imaged lesions and associated information are sent via a secure network for diagnosis by a expert dermatologist. The dermatologist compares your most recent images with those from your previous screening to identify any subtle changes that could indicate melanoma skin cancer.
A comprehensive report is prepared for you and your physician. The report includes images of specific lesions of concern and diagnostic comments/recommendations for the treatment or monitoring of suspicious lesions. You are also provided a suggested follow-up program. You will receive your report within 10 working days of your appointment.
A MoleSnap appointment is designed specifically for you to get rapid and accurate diagnosis by a dermatologist specialist on any specific lesions that you or your physician may be concerned about, without having a full body review and imaging. During this spot check:
- Up to five lesions can be assessed, chosen by the patient or physician
- A body shot is taken of the area that has lesions of concern
- Clinical and dermoscopic images are taken of the lesions of concern
- Accompanying patient information is recorded (e.g., changing size, shape or color)
- Images are diagnosed by an expert dermatologist
- A comprehensive diagnostic report is sent to you and your designated physician