Mole Mapping - total body photography - Chevron Advanced Medical

Mole Mapping - total body photography

What is mole mapping?
Mole mapping provides a photographic record of the location and size of your moles on the skin surface. It may be useful for patients with many moles, or those with a history of melanoma. Some patients simply just want a record of what their skin was like at a certain point in time, for future comparison with new or changing lesions. Mole mapping is an important tool in the early detection of skin cancers, when combined with a skin check.

There are various methods of mole mapping. Dr Andrew Thant uses the Dermengine platform via total body photography. This involves taking photographs of your skin from the front, back and sides using OptimaLight. 

Mole map with Dermengine

Mole-Map technology automatically detects your moles on a body part image and maps them to your 3D Body Map. Mole-Match technology compares your moles to see if they have changed or if any new moles have appeared.

Dermengine mole map - Gold Coast
Mole mapping has detected the appearance of a new mole.

How to book:
  • Total body mapping is done in conjunction with a skin check. You can book online here.
  • If you are not sure whether you need mole mapping or not, it is best to book a skin check first and discuss with the doctor.

  • Mole Map (total body photography) - $270 (rebate $117, gap $153)

Preparation for your mole map:
  • Shave thick and dark body hairs.
  • Wear plain underwear without a pattern.
  • Do not wear makeup or spray tan.
  • If you have long hair, please tie it up.
  • A series of photographs of you skin will be taken as per the diagram below (usually 28 to 30 images).

Total body photography - Dermengine


Do you use MoleMax or FotoFinder? 
No, we use Dermengine. Mole maps with Dermengine are done via total body photography using OptimaLight. Skin checks with Dermengine are done via a dermatoscope attached to a mobile camera.

What is the advantage of using Dermengine?
Dermengine is modern, cloud-based, seamless and has AI agorithms to help detect skin cancer.

Should I get a skin check or mole map?
Mole maps are generally more useful for patients who have dysplastic nevus syndrome or a history of melanoma. If you are not sure what to book, it is best to book a skin check first and discuss with the doctor if mole mapping is right for you.

How often should mole mapping be done?
Mole maps are generally recommended to be done every 3 to 5 years. Skin checks should be done at least once a year in between your mole mapping sessions.

Where are you located? 

Mole check

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