Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black, they can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 25 years of a person’s life, in addition, it’s normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood.
Moles occur when cells in the skin grow in a cluster instead of being spread throughout the skin, these cells are called melanocytes and they make the pigment that gives skin its natural colour, as a result, you may find your moles darken after exposure to the sun, during the teen years and during pregnancy.
Having moles on the skin is common and so it is important to understand different types of moles and regularly check your moles yourself. If they have changed, if new ones appear or you think they look different for any reason you may want to get them checked out, diagnosed and treated by a specialist.
Everything Skin Clinic was founded by Consultant Dermatologist Dr Vishal Madan MBBS, MD, FRCP, with the aim of providing the best possible skin care in health and disease under one roof. Dr Vishal has a special interest in skin cancer treatment and has built a team of experts in both the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
At Everything Skin Clinic, we can provide full body mole checks via a detailed dermoscopic examination, as well as mole mapping using the state-of-the-art fotofinder machine.
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FULL BODY MOLE CHECKING SERVICE AND DETAILED DERMOSCOPIC EXAMINATION
During your dermatologist mole check at Everything Skin Clinic, you will be seen by one of our expert consultant dermatologists. They will examine your skin using a dermatoscope, focusing on every mole and lesion. A dermatoscope uses a high-quality lens for 10 to 14-times magnification and a lighting system which enables visualization of subsurface structures and patterns. Dermatoscope helps dermatologists to distinguish benign moles from malignant (cancerous) lesions, especially in the diagnosis of melanoma – the most serious skin cancer, something that is very hard to do with the naked eye alone.
Our clinical staff have specialist training in dermatology, dermoscopy and pattern recognition, allowing them to differentiate benign (harmless) moles from dysplastic (abnormal) moles and melanoma (skin cancer). This allows early removal of dangerous moles and prevents unnecessary removal of benign moles.
If you have a mole that does need to be removed, we offer mole removal services at Everything Skin Clinic and are able to do this quickly for you. Once your mole has been removed, it will be further investigated during a biopsy to see if any further treatment is required.
MOLE CHECKING PRICES
For a consultation with a dermatologist regarding a mole, the cost is £225. This will involve a detailed dermoscopic examination of your moles to establish if your mole is benign or cancerous.
Mole checking services at Everything Skin Clinic are covered by all insurers. We also offer a mole removal service, self-pay prices will be discussed in the clinic and will depend on the number of moles removed and analysed by a specialist pathologist. If you would like to discuss this further, please get in contact.
MOLE CHECKING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We recommend an annual review of your moles to identify any changes which may have occurred since your last appointment. However those at risk of skin cancer might need to be seen more frequently than this. We will send you a reminder to book your annual check. If you notice any changes to your moles between appointments, please contact us to book a mole check appointment.
At Everything Skin Clinic we are able to remove your mole if it is suspicious for being cancerous, or if you would like it removed for cosmetic reasons. Your consultant will discuss your options with you during your appointment if required.
Moles can look very different to each other which can make it hard to identify moles which may be worrying, the key thing you are looking for is if your mole is changing. When checking your body for moles, you are looking for any changes to the size, colour of shape. You are also looking for itching, bleeding or crusting of moles which are signs you need to book an appointment to get your moles checked by a consultant dermatologist. When checking for moles, know your ABCDEs and get your moles professional checked if:
A Asymmetry – one half doesn’t match the other half
B Borders – the mole has uneven borders
C Colour – there is a variety of colours in the mole (brown, tan or black)
D Diameter – the mole grows larger than a pencil eraser (¼ inch)
E Evolution – the mole evolves in size, shape, colour, elevation or there is a new characteristic
A mole check is with one of our consultant dermatologists who will use a dermatoscope to look at your mole(s) to identify any cause for concern. They will diagnose your mole as either benign or cancerous and then discuss next steps with you.
A full body automated mole map using the Fotofinder ATBM machine uses technology to capture high resolution images of your moles which can be used to compare changes in your moles over time. Your moles will be checked using an artificial intelligence algorithm to assess each mole and provide cancer risk analysis and also assessed by your consultant dermatologist.
Our FotoFinder mole mapping service is suited to adults who have a large number of moles across their body, or for those who wish to monitor their skin. As early detection is key in treating skin cancer, it is recommended that moles are checked regularly. If you only have a small number of moles on your body, we recommend you book in for a single mole check with us.
Mole mapping at Everything Skin Clinic takes approximately 1 hour.
You are encouraged to check your moles yourself at home once a month. specially if you have lots of moles or freckles, have fair hair or skin, use sunbeds or have a family history of skin cancer. When checking your moles, it is recommended to use both a full length and a handheld mirror so you are able to check your body all over.
While this is vital in spotting melanoma skin cancer, it is hard to notice any changes or concerning moles with the naked eye. During a dermatologist mole check, your Dermatologist will use a dermatoscope, which has a lighting system and a high-quality lens giving 10 to 14 times magnification, to visualise and assess your moles. Along with their extensive specialist training, this dermatoscope allows your consultant dermatologist to distinguish benign moles from cancerous moles.
MOLE CHECKING RESOURCES
WHY CHOOSE EVERYTHING SKIN CLINIC AS YOUR MOLE CHECKING CLINIC?
We believe that there is no substitute for a full body mole check. Snap shots of individual moles may provide reassurance, but these should be combined with full body skin checks.
- Consultant dermatologist led service
- Full body mole examination
- Suspicious moles can be identified and excised
- All excisions by a trained skin surgeon
- The mole check clinic relies on double reporting of all mole maps, reducing chances of ambiguity
- Our mole checking service provides quick turnaround time for peace of mind
- No waiting for weeks- if a mole needs removal, this can usually be arranged on the same day, nearly always within 5 days.
Treated by experts
Dr Vishal Madan is a Consultant Dermatologist, Laser and Dermatological Surgeon, and the founder of Everything Skin Clinic™. Dr Madan specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin conditions. Being the President of the British Medical Laser Association, he is the leading skin expert with extensive experience in the laser treatment of rosacea, facial redness, blemishes, rhinophyma, cysts, birthmarks, acne including acne scarring. He has a special interest in the detection and treatment of skin cancer , using Mohs Micrographic surgery; a specialized technique which is by far the best method of treating basal cell carcinomas or BCC’s.
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Really professional, friendly and helpful clinic. I first came to the clinic straight after lockdown and felt so safe with their measures in place. All staff are very helpful and quick to answer any questions & get you booked in. I had my treatment with Dr Vishal Madan and Alison who were both brilliant & very knowledgeable!
WHY CHOOSE EVERYTHING SKIN CLINIC?
At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.
We offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.
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