Award winning dermatology service, with over 20 years of experience
Short waiting lists, on some occasions offering same week appointments
Safe environment, in Care Quality Commission approved facilities

Mole Mapping In London.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK, with over 400 people being diagnosed every day. Melanoma skin cancer is on the rise, with incidence rates increasing by 45% in the UK in the last decade, despite the warnings of the dangerous effects of sun exposure. 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. However, if left to develop and evolve, melanoma can become fatal which is why we strongly recommend having your moles checked regularly.

Through early detection, mole mapping offers a great safeguard against skin cancer by catching suspicious moles before they evolve into melanoma. By creating a permanent record of your moles, anything new or changing can be easily identified, giving you peace of mind.

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HOW DOES MOLE MAPPING AT THE HARLEY STREET DERMATOLOGY CLINIC 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 the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic in London, 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.

Mole mapping is conducted 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. If necessary, a super high resolution magnified image of any moles or lesions of concern is taken through a device called a dermatoscope.

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.

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Image of Fotofinder machine for mole mapping | Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
You will be welcomed by both a nurse and consultant dermatologist. The consultant will look at your moles and identify any specific areas they would like prioritised.
The nurse will then carry out your full body mole mapping using state-of-the-art FotoFinder software. The software will map your full body and provide artificial intelligence reports outlining any moles of concern.
You will be provided with a full report a copy of the images of your moles. If further investigation or treatment is required, this will be discussed with you.

THE ADVANTAGES OF MOLE MAPPING 

  • 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 and identified at an early stage to maximise treatment effectiveness

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is mole mapping for?

Our FotoFinder mole mapping service is suited to adults who have a large number of 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 in for a single mole check with us.

How much does mole mapping cost?

Full body mole mapping at the Harley Street Dermatology Practice costs £350. This includes a consultation with one of our highly experienced consultants and a copy of your mole map summary for your own reference.

How long does a mole mapping appointment take?

Mole mapping at the Harley Street Dermatology Practice takes approximately 1 hour.

How often do I need my moles checked?

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.

What happens if I have a precancerous mole?

At the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic 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.

What is the difference between a mole check and mole mapping?

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.

WHY CHOOSE THE HARLEY STREET DERMATOLGY CLINIC?

Having the right dermatologist is important especially when you have a chronic skin condition that will require ongoing treatment. We want you to feel confident that we’re providing you with the best possible care. We also want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your dermatologist.

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic specialises in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Our goal is to provide all the care that you need when you’re experiencing these kinds of problems. We want to make it easy for you to access the best quality treatment and support in London.

The clinic is conveniently located in Central London, so it’s easy to visit us if you need to see a dermatologist. You will find yourself in a very comfortable and welcoming environment. We have created a relaxing space where you will receive the highest quality of care. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients of Doctify so you can be sure of safe and effective treatment with us.

CONTACT US

Finding Us

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
35 Devonshire Place
London
W1G 6JP

The clinic can be accessed by public transport, on foot or by car. There is paid on street parking around the Harley Street district. The nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park and Baker Street, and Marylebone train station is a 15 minute walk away.

Contact Details

020 3322 7852

020 3322 7852

info@hs-dc.co.uk

Opening Hours

While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday : 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed

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