Moles mapping procedures in Medellín

Find the best mole mapping service by various methods in Medellin with MDE Care.

Mole mapping is an invaluable tool in the early detection of dermatological problems, including skin cancer. At MDE Care we have specialists dedicated to mole mapping through evaluation and diagnosis, focused on making an early assessment that allows different therapies to preserve the health of the skin and prevent serious complications.

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What is mole mapping?

Mole mapping, also known as skin mapping, is a technique used to identify and record the location, size, shape and characteristics of moles on the skin. This process is essential in the early detection of abnormalities that could indicate the presence of skin cancer or other dermatological diseases.

Importance of Mole Mapping

Mole mapping is essential for monitoring skin changes and detecting possible signs of melanoma or other skin cancers. Early detection increases the chances of successful treatment and improves the patient’s prognosis. In addition, this procedure can help identify atypical moles that require further evaluation by a dermatologist.

How is mole mapping performed?

Mole mapping is a fundamental procedure in the early detection of dermatological problems. Through this process, the moles present on the skin are identified and recorded, allowing a precise follow-up of their evolution and detecting possible signs of malignancy.

Initial evaluation

The process begins with an initial evaluation of the skin, carried out by a dermatologist. During this phase, the patient's medical history is reviewed and the skin is examined for suspicious moles.

Preparation of the patient

The patient should be comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. The patient may be asked to undress completely or wear a gown to facilitate inspection of the entire skin, including hard-to-see areas such as the scalp, buttocks and soles of the feet.

Visual inspection

Using a special device called a digital dermatoscope, which consists of a magnifying lens and light source connected to a high-resolution camera, the health care professional thoroughly inspects the skin for moles. Details such as the size, shape, color and texture of each mole are recorded.

Documentation and registration

A body map is used to document the location of each mole on the patient's body. This map serves as a reference to track any changes in the moles over time.

Baseline photography

In some cases, high-resolution photographs of the moles can be taken for accurate visual reference. These images can be useful for comparing and detecting subtle changes in moles during future evaluations.

Patient education

Regular follow-up mole mapping is recommended, especially for patients with a history of skin cancer or with additional risk factors. This allows potentially worrisome changes in moles to be detected and preventive measures to be taken early.

Who should have a mole mapping?

Mole mapping is especially recommended for individuals with a family history of skin cancer, a high density of moles or skin spots, as well as those with a history of prolonged sun exposure. It is particularly advised for fair-skinned people, who face a higher risk of developing skin cancer. However, this procedure is beneficial for anyone, as it provides a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of the skin.

Regardless of whether previous mole mapping has been performed, it is essential to have your moles examined by a specialist at a comprehensive annual checkup, and to perform monthly self-examinations to detect any changes or abnormalities.

Why choose MDE Care?

By choosing MDE Care for mole mapping and to detect and treat skin diseases, you are opting for a comprehensive, patient-centered approach. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the process of acquiring our Medical Facilitator certification, which ensures that our team is properly trained to provide specialized and compassionate care tailored to each patient’s individual needs. 

With personalized service, professionalism and empathy, at MDE Care we strive to deliver an exceptional skin care experience, prioritizing your well-being and satisfaction at all times.

MDE Care physicians have extensive experience and expertise in mole mapping.  The specialists have the training and understanding to carry out the assessment of skin diseases in a patient-friendly way, thanks to close methodologies in order to build trust and facilitate the diagnosis and treatment process. 

We are pleased to announce that MDE Care is currently working towards certification as a Medical Facilitator with Global Healthcare Accreditation.

Professionals at MDE Care

At MDECare, our team specializing in Alzheimer’s treatment recognizes the vital importance of every interaction with our patients. We strive to ensure that every visit to our specialists  is a positive and enriching experience. In addition to medical treatment, we provide emotional support and comprehensive care to improve the quality of life for those struggling with this disease and their loved ones.

  • Dr. Francisco Lopera Restrepo

Frequently Asked Questions about Mole Mapping

During a mole mapping procedure, a dermatologist will thoroughly examine the skin to identify and record all moles and skin lesions. The doctor will use tools such as a hand-held magnifying glass and dermatoscope to look at specific details. Each mole will be examined in terms of size, shape, color, borders and any changes. In addition, high-resolution photographs of the moles may be taken to keep a visual record over time. In some cases, biopsies of suspicious moles may be taken for further analysis in the laboratory.

The recommended frequency of mole mapping varies depending on individual risk and family history of skin cancer. For those at higher risk, such as people with a family history of melanoma or numerous moles.

Although the absence of a family history of skin cancer may reduce the risk, it is important to have mole mapping as a preventive measure. Everyone is exposed to the sun and can develop changes in moles over time. A mapping can detect any irregularities or early signs of skin cancer, which facilitates early and more effective treatment. Therefore, it is recommended that even people without a family history of skin cancer undergo regular mole mapping, especially if they have numerous or atypical moles.

The time to receive the results of a mole mapping can vary depending on the method used to examine the moles. In general, results are usually available within a few days to a week after the evaluation. However, in some cases, especially if a biopsy is required to analyze a suspicious mole, the process may take longer.

Body mapping is especially important for those with a family history of melanoma or people with many moles. In addition, those who have experienced severe sunburns in the past may also benefit. If there is any change in the shape, size, color or texture of a mole, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist for further evaluation and consider body mapping.

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