Mole & Skin Cancer CheckDr Steve Karagiannis looks at every mole and skin lesion on your entire body using a Dermatascope – a device with polarized and non-polarized light and a magnifying glass that allows viewing of intricate structures.
Best Practice is to perform full body skin checks as opposed to single mole checks for fear of missing a melanoma in a body part the patient cannot examine themselves eg behind the ears. Skin cancers are often detected in lesions patients were not actually concerned about and for this reason we only perform full body checks.
If a lesion looks suspicious then it is photographed using the MoleMate Skin Imaging System and its structures more closely examined. If it is deemed to be suspicious then arrangements will be made to have it removed. Dr Steve usualy excises the lesions himself unless they are on certain body parts such as the nose, ears or soles of the feet, in which case you will be referred to a plastic surgeon. All legions are sent for histological examiniation and results take approximately two weeks to return.