Our skin is prone to developing numerous skin conditions, and some of them can be fatal, such as skin cancer. Melanoma is a common type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes. These cells are responsible for producing skin-darkening pigment, melanin, and the excess of melanin can lead to the production of skin spots. These spots and moles resemble regular moles in color but may differ in their shapes. However, without Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation in Dubai, it is impossible to tell if they are cancerous or not. Although it helps diagnose various skin conditions, Dermoscopy is particularly helpful in diagnosing melanoma by examining moles.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation?
- 2 How does it work?
- 3 Why should you evaluate your moles?
- 4 Benefits of Dermoscopy
- 5 What happens during a Dermoscopy appointment?
- 6 Pre-Procedure Care
- 7 Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation FAQ’s
- 8 Consult an Expert
What is Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation?
Dermoscopy in Dubai is a technique used in dermatology to examine the appearance of the skin in order to identify any irregularities. It is also known as Dermatoscopy or Epiluminescence Microscopy. Generally, this procedure is used for examining moles to diagnose or rule out the possibility of melanoma or skin cancer.
People who want their skin to appear flawless get moles, spots, and scars removed from their skin through cosmetic surgery. In order to do that, they need to get their moles evaluated before undergoing mole removal treatment. Dermoscopy can help evaluate moles for cosmetic surgery besides diagnosing skin cancer.
How does it work?
During the evaluation, a handheld device combining strong magnification and excellent lighting is used. It allows seeing the diagnostic details, such as structures, color, shape, and irregularities that lay under the skin’s surface. These details are usually invisible to the naked eye.
After an accurate mole mapping is produced, any changes in the moles are detected. Any worrying signs are quickly passed onto the next stage of diagnosis, a biopsy or excision with histopathology.
You are an ideal candidate for Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation in Dubai if you have any of the following on your skin:
Why should you evaluate your moles?
Usually, moles are benign and do not pose a threat to our lives. However, some people consider them a cosmetic concern and want to get rid of them. So, moles have to be evaluated before getting them removed. Besides, a mole that looks normal to the naked eye may have a pattern inside. Such moles can be cancerous, and it is essential to identify them in time to prevent them from worsening. Dermoscopy has revolutionized the diagnosis and screening of skin cancer and other diseases. It uses a high polarized light that enables the doctor to see under the skin’s surface and avoid unnecessary biopsies.
Benefits of Dermoscopy
Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation in Dubai has numerous benefits. Some of these are as follows:
- Dermoscopy helps identify and diagnose melanoma when utilized by specialists.
- It might be up to 35% more exact than the clinical conclusion.
- It examines larger areas of the affected skin in one go.
- Dermoscopy is non-invasive compared to a biopsy.
- It does not require tissue excision, so there is no discomfort or pain.
- The procedure is quick and gives immediate results.
- It is inexpensive compared to a biopsy.
- It helps diagnose any severe problems in time to treat.
What happens during a Dermoscopy appointment?
Consultation: During the initial appointment, the expert will discuss different aspects point-by-point. Moreover, risk factors for skin diseases, including melanoma, will be addressed.
Examination: After consultation, the expert will examine the patient’s skin. All zones of the skin will be inspected, except the genital regions. Patients are encouraged to check these areas before examination and inform the doctor if any moles appear on these parts. Self-examination is imperative as melanoma can occur at any skin site.
Patients should prepare their skin before going for a Dermoscopy. Some general pre-procedure instructions are as follows:
- Avoid using any facial or skincare products one week before the treatment.
- Abstain from wearing makeup, nail polish, and skin tanning products for a week before the treatment.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure as it can cause moles to look a bit different.
- Wear loose clothes on the day of the treatment.
Dermoscopy Mole Evaluation FAQ’s
When will I see the results?
You will be given the outcomes of the Dermoscopy examination a few hours after the procedure.
How long the examination takes?
It only takes around 30 to 40 minutes.
Is the procedure invasive?
Generally, Dermoscopy mole evaluation is a non-invasive method and depends on optics and microscopy. It does not require tissue excision, so there is no pain.
How often should I get examinations?
It depends on the patient’s personal assessments, risk factors, and expert recommendations. Usually, your doctor will determine how often you need screening and evaluation.
What would it be a good idea for me to do if a mole changes before I am expected for my next examination?
Sometimes moles change, or new injuries occur between visits to an expert. Therefore, patients should self-examine their skin at regular intervals. If you see any irregularities, please get in touch with us promptly.
Is the treatment painful?
Dermoscopy is a completely pain-free and non-invasive procedure. There are no cuts, stitches, incisions, or excisions during the procedure. Therefore, patients do not feel any pain or discomfort during the evaluation.
Consult an Expert
At Euromed Clinic Center, every skin examination is performed under the supervision of board-certified surgeons and radiologists. So, if you want a reliable clinic for Mole Evaluation in Dubai, get in touch with us for Dermoscopy. Our clinic has introduced initial consultation for its valuable clients in the United Arab Emirates. You can schedule your consultation by filling the online form below or contacting us on the given numbers.
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