If you have a history of melanoma or atypical moles, St. Luke’s MSTI offers mole mapping, or skin photography, to monitor changes in existing moles and find new lesions that could be melanomas.
Using a state-of-the-art digital camera, a professionally trained technician takes photos of your entire skin surface. You and your referring provider will use these photos as a baseline to help spot any changes that may occur over time, and provide an opportunity to monitor areas of concern. These photos can assist in an earlier diagnosis of melanoma and help you avoid the possibility of unnecessary surgery or biopsy.
Mole mapping requires a physician referral. Ask your doctor or dermatologist if mole mapping is right for you.