Our friendly MoleMap Wellington team have been detecting and diagnosing melanoma and other skin cancers for over two decades.
Mole checks and skin cancer checks are all we do, and we do them thoroughly.
The MoleMap Wellington skin clinic combines a proven skin-mapping system and skin cancer expertise to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers.
Watch our video so you know what to expect when you come to MoleMap – and feel free to call us if you have any questions.
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Recommended for Year 2 and beyond. We compare any changes in your skin against the baseline created during your Full Body MoleMap.
What makes a MoleMap's mole check screening so unique?
The three diagnostic tools that are routinely used by MoleMap’s specialist dermatologists to aid their diagnoses are:
Dermoscopy: this technique combines high magnification + high light intensity to penetrate the first layer of skin to see diagnostic features of moles that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This technique has been clinically proven to be significantly more accurate than naked eye alone.
Serial Monitoring: The universal truth about melanoma is change. Serial monitoring of moles is therefore a useful tool for helping identify melanomas – melanomas that could potentially be overlooked during a routine point-in-time skin examination.
Total Body Photography: Did you know that roughly 50% of all melanomas first appear on unmarked skin i.e. not in pre-existing moles? The use of Total Body Photography creates a baseline of your skin and therefore helps specialists identify both new and changing lesions that might indicate melanoma skin cancer.
Only MoleMap routinely uses all three of these techniques in its world recognised melanoma detection and surveillance programme for all of its patients. Combine this with the skills of specialist dermatologists and a one hour initial consultation and you’ve got a very thorough and accurate procedure. All designed to help diagnose melanoma at an early stage. Like most cancers, the earlier melanoma is detected the better the prognosis.
As you get older, the key is to prevent further skin damage and to be part of a regular mole check screening program. If you notice any darker, growing or changing moles when you do your own mole check – or any skin changes that look suspicious – get them checked by a specialist straight away.
Note: No melanoma surveillance program can claim to be 100% accurate and as such MoleMap is not a complete substitute for a clinical examination. It is important to continue monitor your skin by doing your own mole check regularly and seeing your doctor or specialist for regular skin checks, especially if you are at high risk of developing melanoma.