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What does mole mapping do?
If you have a lot of moles, especially on your back, checking and noticing changes to your own moles can be really difficult. With our mole mapping service, we can do it quickly and effectively for you.
During your mole mapping appointment at Stratum Clinics Wimbledon, you will be seen by a highly qualified consultant dermatologist, who is an expert in skin cancer. All of our consultants are registered with the major health insurers and are members of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD). The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and has won multiple awards for customer service.
Mole mapping is conducted using cutting edge skin-imaging technology; the FotoFinder system. This system provides state-of-the-art laser guided computer mapping of your entire skin and high resolution mapping of individual moles. It has an artificial intelligence algorithm to assess each mole and provide cancer risk analysis. The images it takes are analysed by your consultant, mapped and recorded. It’s ability to compare images and identify change makes it a highly accurate tool in the development of skin cancer. If necessary, a super high resolution magnified image of any moles or lesions of concern is taken through a device called a dermatoscope.
You will be provided with a record of your mole map and the digital images will be securely stored for future reference. You will be invited back for an annual review to check for any changes to your moles, but of course if you notice any changes to your moles sooner, please contact us to make an appointment where we can assess any changes.
During your appointment, if a mole or lesion requires further investigation, we may need to remove all or part of it so it can be assessed for cancer. Your specialist will advise you on this during your appointment
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Frequently asked questions
Our FotoFinder mole mapping service is suited to adults who have a large number of moles across their body, or for those who wish to monitor their skin. As early detection is key in treating skin cancer, it is recommended that moles are checked regularly. If you only have a small number of moles on your body, we recommend you book in for a single mole check with us.
We recommend an annual review of your moles to identify any changes which may have occurred since your last appointment. However those at risk of skin cancer might need to be seen more frequently than this. We will send you a reminder to book your annual check. If you notice any changes to your moles between appointments, please contact us to book a mole check appointment.
At the Stratum Dermatology Clinics Wimbledon we are able to remove your mole if it is suspicious for being cancerous, of concern or if you would like it removed for cosmetic reasons. Your consultant will discuss your options with you during your appointment if required.
Full body mole mapping at Stratum Dermatology Clinic Wimbledon costs £299. This includes a consultation with one of our highly experienced consultants and a copy of your mole map summary for your own reference.
Mole mapping at the Stratum Dermatology Clinic Wimbledon takes approximately 1 hour.
Why Stratum Clinics?
More about our Wimbledon and Raynes Park Clinic
Stratum Clinics Wimbledon & Raynes Park
Lambton Road Medical Centre
1 Lambton Road
The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest train station is Raynes Park and the clinic is just short walk from the London bound platform. There is on street parking available and the local Waitrose has parking for up to two hours which is just around the corner. We see patients from across London and Surrey. The clinic is easily accessible by train or the A3 from Surrey, Surbiton, Sutton, Kingston, New Malden, Croyden and further afield.
While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
|Monday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Thursday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Friday||8:30am – 8.00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 1.00pm|
DR JANAKAN NATKUNARAJAH (DR JANA).
Qualifications: MBBS BSc MRCP MRCP (Derm)
Dr Jana is the Clinical Lead at Stratum Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park. He is also a Consultant Dermatologist at Kingston Hospital, appointed in 2011. He developed the dermatology service at Kingston and Raynes Park Health Centre and Community sites with excellent patient feedback.
Throughout his training he has won several prizes at the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Association of Dermatologists Annual Conference. He actively teaches dermatology to undergraduates and postgraduates and is involved in GP education with organising a GP skin club. He is currently the South London British Association of Dermatology Regional representative and is the co-editor of the Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Journal.
Dr Natkunarajah is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is Educational Supervisor at Kingston for the Dermatology Trainees (2011- 2017).