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Comprehensive melanoma skin check service.

Rotorua mole check specialists.

Our friendly MoleMap Rotorua team have been detecting and diagnosing melanoma and other skin cancers for over two decades.

Need a mole check?

We detect melanoma early.

Mole checks and skin cancer checks are all we do, and we do them thoroughly.

The MoleMap Rotorua skin clinic combines a proven skin-mapping system and skin cancer expertise to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers.

Book a Full Body MoleMap today.

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Your first MoleMap appointment.

What to expect.

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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3 services to suit everybody.

We offer a range of services, from a basic skin check to a comprehensive Full Body MoleMap. Take our risk check or give us a call to see which service is right for you.

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Full Body MoleMap

Our most comprehensive service: essential for first-time patients and anyone considered to be medium to high risk (take our risk quiz).

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Full Body Follow-Up

Recommended for Year 2 and beyond. We compare any changes in your skin against the baseline created during your Full Body MoleMap.

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MoleMap Skin Check

Ideal if you’re considered low risk (take our risk quiz) or if you have just a few moles that you're concerned about. NB: skin mapping not included.

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A few facts about melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer caused by changes in cells known as melanocytes. These cells produce pigment known as melanin, which provides the hair and the skin with its color. Melanin can appear on normal areas of skin or may start as a mole that has altered in appearance. Some moles that are present on a body at birth may later form melanomas.

Melanoma rates are increasing

The rate of melanoma is increasing and the risk of developing the condition increases with age. Individuals are more likely to develop melanoma if they have pale skin, blue or green colored eyes, or red or blond colored hair.

Individuals are also at risk if they:

  • reside in sunny climates
  • have spent time exposed to the sun
  • have had one or more episodes of blistering sunburn during childhood
  • have used tanning devices

Other risk factors include not having a regular mole check, a family history of melanoma, coming into contact with chemicals known to cause cancer, possessing certain types of moles, and having a weakened immune system.

Possible symptoms of melanoma include:

Asymmetry, when one half of an abnormal area differs from the other half

Borders, when the edges of the growth look irregular

Color, when the area changes in color

Diameter, when the area is larger than 6mm in its diameter

Evolution, when the mole constantly changes in appearance

Conducting your own mole check on a regular basis and being part of an annual mole check screening program is your best defense against melanoma.