Skin cancer is something that no one should ever have to go through. Thankfully, there are many tools and and methods to help ensure that it is quickly diagnosed and treated. In fact, if detected in its early stages, melanoma has a survival rate of 98%! One these options, known as total body photography (or full-body imaging) is the process of taking pictures of all parts of your skin over time to help the dermatologist notice any suspicious changes.
Your dermatologist might recommend you for total body photography sessions if you are at risk of developing skin cancer (if you answer yes to any of these questions):
Do you have many moles (more than 50)?
Have you or a family member ever had skin cancer?
Do you have any large moles (more than 2” in diameter)?
Have you noticed any new or changing moles?
Have you had any severe sunburns during your youth?
Can you SPOT the difference between the images above? Taking pictures over time helps you and your dermatologist notice changes that might not be noticed. By taking images, you can be sure that no spot goes left unchecked.
Total Body Photography From Your Home
Although a fantastic tool for the early detection of skin cancer and other conditions, some patients find visiting a clinic on a monthly basis to be a challenge due to restricted transit, mobility, or scheduling issues. That’s why visionary dermatologists are offering a new solution with the use of the MoleScope app. Originally, this app was designed to help patients take images of just single spots to send to their dermatologist for review. Now, in addition to this key feature you can send full body images!
How It Works
Know The Skin You’re In
Think of your skin like constellations- there are many different points that are constantly changing, so many in fact that it can be hard to keep track of. But with the right tools it becomes manageable and can teach you a lot and equip you with the knowledge of how to recognize important changes.
When it comes to your skin’s health it’s important you stay in the know. By using an imaging app, you have the power to take skin imaging into your own hands in the comfort of your own home while staying connected with your doctor and having access to your health records. As healthcare shifts, your confidence and comfort shouldn’t. State-of-the-art, connective technologies are an important step in ensuring you receive the care you need, when you need it. Unfortunately, skin cancer doesn’t wait- but that doesn’t mean you have to!
-The MoleScope Team
Interested in staying connected with a professional dermatologist in your area? Download the free MoleScope app today!