Welcome to The Skin Surveillance Program
MoleSafe is a comprehensive skin documentation system designed to expose layers of skin lesions not typically viewed during a regular exam by dermatologists. The MoleSafe system produces high-resolution diagnostic images and creates a profile for your skin that is monitored for any changes in lesions.
Over 300,000 people worldwide have used MoleSafe
How the process works
Taking approximately one hour, the MoleSafe process involves six important steps
Meet With A Melanographer
A highly trained and certified Melanographer who is also a Registered Nurse will perform the procedure. She will discuss your medical history and any concerns.
Total Body Photography
Total body photography creates a complete visual medical record of 97% of your skin surface and each individual lesion. This will create a benchmark to identify any changes in the future.
Head to Toe Skin Exam
The Melanographer conducts a thorough examination of your skin surface, assessing any suspicious lesions using a dermatoscope. Our high-resolution dermatoscopic imaging focuses on the internal structure of lesions and detecting what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
The digital images taken by the Melanographer are compiled into a comprehensive digital record. Other information, such as lesions and skin coding is included as well.
Diagnostic Report is Created
A comprehensive report is prepared for you and your physician. The report includes images of specific lesions of concern, diagnostic comments and recommendations for the treatment or monitoring of suspicious lesions.
Patient education is an important part of the services we provide. Your appointment includes self-examination and sun protection education. You will also receive a self-monitor kit and a CD copy of your images (upon request).
Following the exam
an extensive written report of your results is sent to you and your doctor with recommendations and instructions for follow-up visits.
The A.B.C.D.E. Rule
The following guideline has been very effective at aiding the early identification of superficial spreading melanomas. Superficial spreading melanoma can have any one of the following criteria
The shape of one half does not match the other.
The edges are often ragged, notched, blurred or irregular in outline. The pigment may also spread into the surrounding skin.
The color is uneven. Shades of black, brown and tan may be present. Areas of white, gray, red, pink or blue may also be seen.
Size changes and usually increases. Typically, melanomas are at least 6mm in diameter (the diameter of a pencil).
Any change in size, shape, color, elevation or any new symptoms may point to danger.