“If you can’t visualise it you can’t assess it!”
Who is it for?
is suitable for men and women.
What is the procedure?
Dermoscopy or dermatoscopy refers to the examination of the skin using skin surface microscopy, and is also called ‘epiluminoscopy’ and ‘epiluminescent microscopy’. Derm(at)oscopy is mainly used to evaluate pigmented skin lesions. In experienced hands, it can make it easier to diagnose melanoma.
How does the treatment work?
Dermoscopy is performed with a handheld instrument (called a dermatoscope) using LED light. The procedure allows for the visualization of subsurface skin structures in the epidermis, at the dermo-epidermal junction, and in the upper dermis; these structures are usually not visible to the naked eye. The dermoscopic images are recorded digitally for storage or sequential analysis.
Benefits of the treatment
Simple, effective, non-invasive, and fast examination.
Duration of treatment
The examination takes 5-60 minutes depending on the indication.
How many sessions are required?
Dermoscopy is carried out before a skin procedure and is also used for monitoring skin lesions.
There is no downtime and patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately afterward.