Dermoscopy is a special imaging method on the moles.

It is performed by using a special tool called dermatoscope, which allows the enlargement of the image of moles, the detailed examination of individual characteristics and the final assessment based on dermoscopic criteria.

 

Mole Mapping

 

With the help of a camera and special software on a PC, all of the moles are recorded, as well as the detailed examination of suspected malignancy and storage of dermoscopic of the image is done, so they can be monitored.

This examination is called mapping and should be performed once a year, unless review of some moles in a shorter time is needed to be done.

All of the people have body nevi (moles).

But with the passage of time and exposure to sunlight, the moles increase in number, change shape, size or color and often there's the risk of them transforming into melanoma.

Melanoma is a malignant tumor that can occur in both soil preexisting nevus and on healthy skin with the clinical picture of a mole.

Therefore, dermoscopy is vital for all patients and particularly for those with a large number of moles (50-100), light phototype and families with a history of melanoma.

However, the surgical removal of suspected malignant nevi is the only way that substantially reduces the risk of developing melanoma.

At the clinic we have one of the most modern digital dermatoscopy systems - fotofinder mapping for better and safer monitoring of our patients.