Dermoscopy is a method of examining skin, visible mucous membranes, hairs and nails by polarised light and multiple optical zoom. The examination aims to make an early diagnosis of skin cancer, administer the correct therapeutic approach and monitor each suspicious pigmentary lesion. Modern dermoscopy also uses photography and digital dermoscopes to store information, most importantly about patients with many nevi (moles).

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Not every mole is suspicious, and a surgical excision is not required every time. Skin moles (nevi) are benign skin growths that appear when melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) cluster together. They are usually brown and, in most cases, are not a risk to human health, but can sometimes, under the influence of various factors (most often excessive sun exposure), be transformed into malignant melanoma – the most aggressive tumour in human pathology. The surgical excision of a suspicious mole prevents it from becoming a melanoma.

When the patient has more than 20 nevi on their skin, a check-up every 6 months is recommended with a view to monitoring their development. Especially risky are the so-called acral nevi (located on hands, feet and genitals).

DURATION

30-60 min.

SUITABLE AGE

Any

APPLICATION AREAS

Face
Body
Scalp

Methods

  • Clinical examination
  • Machine-assisted diagnostic assessments

Contraindications

  • None
  • When suspicious skin growths are detected, further clinical and histological testing will be prescribed.

Administration

On the day of examination, it is advisable for the skin to be clean and free of cosmetic products, especially in the area to be examined.

Dermoscopy allows dynamic mole monitoring, with this modern method significantly reducing the frequency of unnecessary surgical excision of suspicious skin lesions. The method is particularly valuable when suspicious pigmentation is located in a place difficult to reach in a surgical intervention. Dermoscopy is a painless, safe and quick procedure. The dermatologist uses special equipment with multiple optical zoom to examine at depth the structure of the suspicious pigmentary lesion.

Frequently asked questions:

The dermatologist determines where the filler should be inserted, taking into account the patient’s anatomical features. The procedure lasts around 20-30 minutes.

The filler is spread evenly in the cheekbone area, with the results visible immediately.

No recovery period is required for this procedure. Redness or swelling may appear at the injection site, but the discomfort passes quickly (a few hours to a few days).

The effect is visible immediately and lasts around a year.

The procedure can be repeated again after the filler’s full or partial degradation.

  • Hypersensitivity to various types of fillers;
  • Skin injury at the injection site.