Private Mole Mapping in London


If you have a mole or skin lesion that you're concerned about, mole mapping can help to detect early signs of melanoma

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What is mole mapping?

If you have multiple moles, new or large moles, or a family history of skin cancer, you may want to consider mole mapping.

Mole mapping identifies new moles or changes to existing moles, which can be a sign of skin cancer. By having mole mapping it makes it easier to detect these changes, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment.

Regular mole checking in this way is key to the early detection of melanoma skin cancer.

Need to know

During your appointment, a dermatologist or specialist nurse will closely examine your moles. Any that show signs of melanoma will be closely assessed using a specialised magnifying glass called a dermatoscope.

Your mole mapping service may also include total body photography. This helps to pick up any unusual moles and keeps a record of the exact size, colour and location of all the moles on your body, including on your palms and the soles of your feet. In some cases, suspicious moles may be removed the same day.D

Your consultant will explain mole mapping to you and answer any questions you may have. It's a good idea to avoid wearing any heavy skin creams or makeup on the day of your appointment, so that your moles to be seen clearly.

Your consultant will let you know if they recommend a biopsy or the removal of any abnormal moles. If you've had a mole removed as part of your appointment, it will be checked for cancer. Your consultant will share the results and let you know if any further treatment is needed.

Regular mole checking is key to the early detection of melanoma, so your consultant may recommend another appointment in six or 12 months. They'll tell what signs to look for, so you can continue to monitor any changes to your moles between appointments. They'll also let you know the steps you can take to lower your risk for skin cancer.

Our Private Mole Mapping in London locations

The Harley Street Clinic

The Harley Street Clinic

35 Weymouth Street W1G 8BJ London
The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
The Wilmslow Hospital

The Wilmslow Hospital

52-54 Alderley Road SK9 1NY Wilmslow