Mole mapping

Mole mapping

People with many moles may benefit from mole mapping. This is carried out at the Cadogan Clinic and involves review by a dermatologist followed by serial body photography of your skin and close up pictures of moles that require particular attention. This can aid in detecting changes in moles over a period of time by comparison with baseline images and hence enable early pick-up of skin cancers. Patients who have lots of moles ( > 50), especially irregular ones, and/or have a strong personal or family history of skin cancer may particularly benefit from this.

Please note the view of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) on mole mapping

“The BAD believes that non-invasive imaging techniques may have a role to play in the assessment of pigmented and other lesions of the skin. As such, they are often helpful in supporting the trained dermatologist in coming to a diagnosis.

The BAD has not seen any evidence that these imaging techniques, even when supplemented by computer processing and analysis of the images, can replace the experienced clinical opinion of a trained Consultant Dermatologist”

To make an appointment call us on 0207 307 7467

Other treatments and services

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    At Cedars we have significant expertise in Botulinum Toxin injections for wrinkles and excess sweating. Some of our consultants are recognised national experts in this field.

  • Children’s Dermatology

    Paediatric dermatology encompasses skin, hair and nail problems affecting children, including newborns and infants

  • Cosmetic Dermatology

    Cosmetic dermatology represents that aspect of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the changes to the skin that are aesthetically not pleasing to the patient.

  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

    IPL is a good treatment for many skin conditions particularly rosacea, hair removal and some pigmentation problems. We have access to 3 IPL machines including the Soprano IPL

  • Fillers

    Cedars dermatologists are highly experienced in a range of dermal filler treatments. Some of our consultants are recognised national experts in this field. They take tertiary referrals for difficult cases and manage complications of other practitioners.

  • Confocal Microscopy

    This is the latest validated technology in skin cancer diagnosis. It involves the use of a laser-assisted microscope.