Some patients have a personal history of melanoma or atypical nevi (moles), a family history of melanoma, or numerous unusual moles. Our goal is to provide these patients and their medical providers with photographs that can be used to effectively follow moles for signs of melanoma.
Total body photography, also known as grid photos or mole mapping, provides a baseline reference for tracking moles over time. The entire surface of a patient’s skin is documented photographically. Included are close-ups of atypical moles or other areas of concern. By referring to these photos during skin self-exams and office visits, patients and physicians are better able to detect early changes of individual lesions, and reduce unnecessary removal of benign moles.
We currently provide total body photography services in the offices of:
Carla J. Bauman, M.D. Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology West Sound Dermatology
626 120th Ave. NE, Ste. B104 19917 7th Ave. NE, Ste. 203
Bellevue, WA 98005 Poulsbo, WA 98370
(425) 455-DERM (360) 824-5474
For an appointment, ask your dermatologist to complete and fax the request form.
Dermatologists, contact us if you would like to become a provider office in your area.