Mole Mapping

Gold Coast Mole Map
Mole mapping provides a photographic record of the location and size of your moles on the skin surface. 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.

Mole mapping 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.

Your mole map appointment starts with a consultation with the doctor, who will obtain your medical history and discuss the mole mapping process. This involves taking photographs of your skin from the front, back and sides via a high resolution DLSR camera. The doctor will then perform a skin check with their dermatoscope and closely assess any suspicious skin lesions. Your images will then be uploaded onto our dermatology software for analysis.

You will be notified of the medical indication for a biopsy in the coming days, or if no biopsy is required, a recommendation for follow up skin checks.


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


Cost:
-> Mole Map = $146 gap (fee is $220 for all patients, with Medicare rebate of $74). Please allow 45min for your appointment.
-> Standard Consult = bulk billed (to follow up on your results if required).
-> Biopsies and excisions = bulk billed (if medically indicated).
-> Biopsies and excisions with "no-sting" local anaesthetic = $12 gap. As the name suggests, this improved version of local anaesthetic does not sting when injected.


How to book:
  • You can Book Online with Dr Aung Thant, who has a special interest in skin cancers.  
  • Please see the different skin cancer check services we provide here at Chevron Advanced Medical to ensure you are booking in for the correct service.
  • If you are a new patient, please arrive 10min early so that you can be registered prior to your mole map. Please fill in the new patient registration form in advance to save time.


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.


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