Moles, those dark brown spots on your skin, are common. Everyone has some. You may only have a few or you may be covered. If you have been exposed to the sun often without any protection, you may notice that more moles appear, your existing moles get larger, or they get darker. You should check your moles on a regular basis, including any in areas that you cannot see. A skin cancer screening can help you to look for signs that you may be at risk due to changes in your moles. Changes to look for include changes in color, an irregular border, and a mole that is asymmetrical in shape. Mole mapping can keep track of your moles to watch for any changes that may be a concern.
How Does Mole Mapping Work?
When you undergo mole mapping, notes will be taken about the size of the moles and any other important details. For a more detailed map, we may use digital imagery or photographs for reference. At the time of your visit, information will be gathered about your family history, your medical history, and your exposure to the sun. Mole mapping gives our team of experts a frame of reference in order to compare future maps to look for any new developments.
How Will Your Results Be Used?
We will note any moles that are a matter of concern. If necessary, some may be tested. We may even recommend removal to be proactive. It all depends on the unique case.
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Mole mapping is an effective tool that can help you to stay on top of any moles that could be a concern. Our team at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care will be your partner in taking care of your skin. Make an appointment at our office in Olds to discuss mole mapping. Give yourself peace of mind when you know that your skin is being carefully monitored in order to be on guard for moles that could be an issue for you. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more!