Dermoscopy

INDICATIONS:
→ Skin visualisation
→ Monitoring of skin lesions

If you can’t visualise it you can’t assess it!

FAQ:

Who is it for?

is suitable for men and women wishing to

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 dermoepidermal 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 of skin lesions.

Downtime

There is no downtime and patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately afterwards.