Skin Surveillance is one of the most advanced methods for the prevention and early diagnosis of skin cancer. Through the MoleSafe Skin Surveillance Program your skin will undergo a number of monitoring processes.
First, all suspicious moles and lesions will be identified and examined using a specially designed tool that magnifies the skin area in question and illuminates with an intense light for clear visibility. Abnormal changes in the first layer of skin will be evident when using this tool.
Next, every part of your skin will be photographed, classified and archived in our special database. Once you have attended two or more Program appointments your MoleSafe specialist will be able to compare your whole body surveillance images and identify changes on your skin that may indicate cancer. This process is extremely important as many cancerous moles and lesions have a slow yet steady pace of development, making the changes appear subtly on a daily basis, but obvious over larger periods of time.
Depending on your personal level of skin cancer risk, you will be required to visit MoleSafe for your Skin Surveillance Program appointments every 3, 6, 12 or 24 months. Your risk level will be determined during your first appointment. Please be aware of your medical history and bring any additional documentation you think will be pertinent to identifying your skin cancer risk level.
The Benefits of Skin Surveillance
Using the Skin Surveillance Program method, skin cancers have the highest chance of being detected in the early stages. Following proper treatment, patient’s five-year survival rates are increased to 95%. The chances of complete elimination of the cancer are extremely high.
Your MoleSafe professional will be able to monitor your moles and lesions and know when it is best to remove one that is displaying signs of being at risk. As such, surgery will only be suggested when required. Early removal of cancerous or precancerous moles increases the likelihood that you will not have to undergo the more complex, risky and costly surgeries required of further developed skin cancers.
Your skin is always changing. That’s why our proven system combines advanced technology with skin cancer expertise to track those changes over time. It’s the most effective way to detect melanoma early – when it’s most treatable.