It is recommended that the moles or nevi appearing on the body should be observed and monitored periodically because due to a prolonged sun exposure and harmful UV radiations, they can suffer alterations. Most moles are benign, but there are situations when the skin pigmentary cells change and become malignant. Thus, in order to prevent melanoma, each person with a larger number of moles on their bodies should monitor their evolution over time.

The easiest mole-check method is right at home. After having previously cleansed your skin (shower, bath) you must analyze every mole you have or that has recently appeared in order to see the eventual changes in size, color, shape and elevation. If you notice that one of the moles grew in size or changed its color (became darker), has irregular borders or became more flat or dished, you should see a doctor, just in case. It doesn’t mean it’s something alarming, because during a lifetime, the skin also changes, hence determining slight and slow changes in the moles too. At Renew Skin & Health Clinic the best specialists are available to offer you a professional and detailed consultation and the best and most precise diagnoses due to their experience in the field but also due to the latest technology they dispose of within the clinic.

Our doctors recommend at least one dermal check-up per year, however, if you notice at least one of the changes mentioned above or suffered from skin cancer before, consultations should be scheduled at least 3 times a year. The dermatologists and surgeons at Renew Skin & Health Clinic, as specialists are able to diagnose and treat such a potential melanoma, and it’s best if it is traced in an early stage. Melanoma is generally the most easily detectable type of cancer and can be cured 100% is discovered in an early stage, and still lots of people reach final stages because they ignore certain very obvious symptoms.

At Renew Skin & Health Clinic there are two types of diagnosis check-ups. The first refers to a visual skin examination by a doctor, most probably made with the help of a dermoscope which allows the visualization of deeper skin structures. This procedure is painless, non-invasive and doesn’t create any type of discomfort for the patient. The dermoscope is a rather small, easy to handle medical tool allowing the doctor to examine closely atypical nevi of suspicious nature. This tool plays a highly important role in an early diagnosis of melanocytic lesions and formations, either benign or malignant. The lens of this dermoscope allows an image enhancement of up to 10 times more and a deep visualization, while the light system and the previously applied substance on the skin help with the image clearing. There are also computerized versions of the dermoscope which allow a full body scan, can analyze the images and store them for future monitoring of dysplastic nevi’s evolution. Thus, during a future consultation, also having a record of your medical history, the doctor will be able to compare medical data and set a more accurate diagnosis.

But skin cancer cannot be diagnosed only through dermal examination. If certain suspicious aspects appear, or if the changes in the dysplastic nevi continue to evolve, the dermatologist will recommend a biopsy. This medical procedure is made by a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a more cosmetic effect (especially regarding the moles on the face). Renew Skin & Health Clinic prides itself with the most experienced specialists in the field, so you can trust yourself in good hands. The tissue sample taken from the dysplastic nevus will be further sent to a pathologist to identify and diagnose de type of melanocytes, to determine their pathologic nature, to know if they are benign and malignant, and to give the dermatologist all the necessary information to prescribe an appropriate treatment.