Full Body Mole Screening

How is Mole Screening Done?


At your appointment, you’ll be seen by a Melanographer who will take the time to thoroughly check your skin from head to toe. They will direct you to position your body in a variety of poses to ensure every area of skin is imaged by our digital camera, before then using digital dermoscopy to further image any lesion that may be of concern, or stands out compared to its “neighbours”. They’ll help you feel at ease throughout the whole process. After your appointment, your imaging will be reviewed by our medical team of doctors  with the assistance of digital 3D imagery and AI technology. After your visit, we will inform you of the recommendations of our medical team, usually within 10 working days.


How Do I Prepare for Mole Screening?


The ensure a more accurate screening, we need as clear a view of your skin as possible. To achieve this, would would ask you of the following;

  • Please do not wear any Make Up/Fake Tan, or anything that may discolour your skin
  • Please have your hair tied back up away from your face and neck.
  • Please trim any body hair in areas where there are lesions for viewing.
  • If possible, do not wear any nail varnish.


How Often Should I Have Mole Screening? 


We usually recommend yearly mole screening to allow for the early identification of new moles or changes in existing skin lesions. In some cases, repeat imaging at a shorter interval may be recommended by our medical team to ensure the stability of atypical lesions. Our team will also educate you on how to self-check your skin and identify concerning moles. If you note any changes between visits, please contact one of our clinic where we will be happy to discuss repeat mole screening or “spot” checks of any lesion of concern.