Melanoma & Mole Mapping
The Dermatology Group is one of the very few private practices in the country to introduce Digital Mole Mapping for New Jersey patients – a technique endorsed by both the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Dermatology. In this technique, we take 25 digital photographs documenting the location of every mole on your body – even the soles of your feet. These images are stored on a secure server, with your medical record, and you get a book of photographs to take home for self-exams.
If you live in New Jersey and mole mapping is something you are interested in, schedule your appointment online or call (973) 571-2121. The Dermatology Group provides 24-hour on-call service and offers extended hours for convenient scheduling.
For most patients, regular skin self-exams and annual physician exams are sufficient to identify changes in moles that might indicate skin cancer. But some people have so many moles, or such a significant family history, that it's hard to track potential changes. With digital mole mapping, we can compare the baseline photographs with your current mole pattern to help identify potentially dangerous changes.