Mole and skin checks in Surrey

With Dr Jonathan Slater – Consultant Dermatologist

How often should I check my Moles?

Typically, most patients have a few moles on their body. Generally, these moles are completely harmless. However, it is crucial to be vigilant and look for signs of changing moles. Early detection of Melanoma, in particular, leads to much better outcomes. Hence, Dr. Jonathan Slater strongly recommends that everyone should check their own moles at least once a month. Moreover, for added assurance, you have the option to book a full body mole check with expert consultant dermatologist and skin cancer specialist, Dr. Slater.

The photo shows a large mole with two additional moles surrounding it prior to having mole mapping.
Photo of a woman using the ABCDE method to check her moles.

What should I look for with my moles?

The ABCDE method of checking moles is not only straightforward but also readily available online. Essentially, this method involves examining the Symmetry, Colour, Border, Diameter, and Evolution of the mole. However, if you ever find yourself in doubt, it’s advisable to consult your doctor. Alternatively, you can take proactive steps by booking a full body skin check with Dr. Jonathan Slater for thorough evaluation.

What is a Mole Scan/Mole Mapping?

Mole Scans and Mole Mapping play a crucial role in identifying any concerning moles. This process usually involves taking photos, which are then reviewed by a consultant. Dr Jonathan Slater offers a tailor-made service. In this service, he conducts a full skin check and meticulously examines every mole using a Dermatoscope. Consequently, Dr Slater can swiftly identify any suspicious moles and expertly removes them in a state-of-the-art private facility.

Photo shows a man with various large brown moles on his back prior during a full body mole check.
Young woman with brown moles on her back, neck and shoulders.

How often should I have Mole checks?

The answer to this question hinges on various factors, primarily your risk factors for Melanoma. These factors encompass your skin type, the number of moles you have, any family history of Melanoma, your history of sun exposure, and your age. For the majority of patients, this entails scheduling a full, yearly skin check with Dr. Slater

How do I book a Full Skin Check with Dr.Slater?

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