Keep tabs on your moles and remove trouble spots.
If you have many moles or a history of excessive sun exposure, you should regularly examine your body for signs of change. With our cutting-edge mapping system, we can help you track changes and skillfully remove any problem spots if necessary.
Quick and Simple
30 minutes or less
Accurately identify atypical moles or lesions
Diagnose curable skin cancers early
How does mole mapping work?
If you’re at risk for melanoma and other skin cancers, mole mapping could save your life. This skin surveillance technique catalogues all moles on your face and body. Camera settings are automatically adjusted for follow-up images taken during later visits.
The mole mapping procedure is quick: the visit only takes 30 minutes. Photos are taken in a private room, then stored securely in a digital database. One of our physicians will review your skin every 6-12 months and compare to earlier maps, flagging any new or irregular moles.
Aside from using sun protection, early detection is one of the best ways to prevent melanoma and other skin cancers. In case they’re precancerous lesions, it’s worth mapping your moles sooner than later.
How does mole removal work?
If you and your dermatologist have decided a mole should be removed, there are several ways to do it, and it usually only takes about 10 minutes per spot.
Once we’ve numbed the area, we can shave the mole with a scalpel, punch it out with a special tool, or zap it with a laser. These techniques require little to no recovery time compared to surgical removal if the mole is too large or complex for the other methods.
Be aware that the bigger or deeper the mole, the more likely it is for removal to leave a scar.
We can map and remove moles on any part of the body
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need a referral for mole mapping?
Yes, your doctor will need to send a referral for the office visit and mole review.
- Is there a fee for the service?
Yes, there is a fee for the mole mapping procedure. Contact our Vancouver clinic for more information.