Confocal Microscopy

Confocal Microscopy

Confocal Microscopy is the latest validated technology in skin cancer diagnosis. It involves the use of a laser-assisted microscope to evaluate moles at a deeper level than is possible with the naked eye dermoscopy.

The only one of its kind is for skin cancer diagnosis in the UK is housed at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. It has been shown to be useful in moles that are difficult to diagnose. At present it is primarily a research tool, but is available to private patients as well. Dr Emma Craythorne is the lead clinician for this technology and skin imaging.

If you are worried you might have skin cancer or have any questions, please contact us at our dermatology clinics in Elstree, Northwood, Harley Street or one of our other London clinics by calling our friendly team on: 0207 307 7467, alternatively, email us on: or fill out our contact form.

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