There are two stages to the mole scanning service:
A member of our clinical outpatient team will take you through to a private consultation room and ask you to complete a consent form. They'll then ask you a pre-scan questionnaire about your sun exposure to UVA/UVB and general skin health/history.
You’ll be asked to identify the mole(s) or pigmented lesion(s) that you’d like scanned.
The skin condition or lesion is imaged using a non-invasive dermatoscopic camera. Once the images are saved, your clinician will ask a series of post-scan questions regarding the skin condition or lesion history.
The consultation will last about 20 minutes.
Our team cannot advise you on the day which area to scan. If you need advice, or are unsure about which mole(s) or pigmented lesions(s) to scan, then we recommend booking in for a face-to-face consultation with our expert Dermatologists. Please contact our Private Patient team on 01580 363158 or complete our online form to book an appointment.
The scans will be analysed by a Consultant Dermatologist for signs of benign and malignant melanoma, with a report sent to you within one week.
If the results show that your mole(s) or pigmented lesion(s) are a concern, the clinical Outpatient team or Consultant Dermatologist will contact you promptly and as a priority to discuss the next steps, including mole removal.