Total body mapping with the advanced FotoFinder® supports painless, fast, accurate detection and skin health At drs skincare Hamilton, ON

Full Body Mole Mapping
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You may feel a mole (or several moles) takes away from the attractive appearance of your skin. Or they may rub against fabrics. While most moles are harmless, they can be more than a cosmetic concern or annoyance; for instance, numerous moles (50-plus) are a risk factor for melanoma. Additionally, monitoring for oddly shaped moles with distinctive characteristics or changes over time is essential. These changes or potential melanoma markers may include an uneven, multi-coloured or outsized lesion (bigger than its counterparts).

Mole mapping is a powerful tool at drs skincare in Hamilton, Ontario. And Dr. Rahul Shukla has invested in one of the most powerful technologies to perform this essential diagnostic process: the FotoFinder®.

Zooming in on FotoFinder®

This system is characterized as a blend of “dermoscopy” and “total body mapping“. Dermoscopy generally refers to using a device to examine the skin’s surface. It is associated with regular, professional skin checks at dermatologists’ offices. The device or dermatoscope helps better see suspicious or anomalous areas during these checks. These checks complement regular evaluation of the skin at home.

Total body mapping is as the name suggests; images of the different parts of the body are collected and may be analyzed. That way, most or all the skin is captured consistently and reproducibly.

As an innovative form of “Total Body Dermoscopy“, FotoFinder® skin imaging or complete full-body photography can be completed in just minutes. Furthermore, due to unique image processing and camera system capabilities, our specialists collect and evaluate images that are of spectacular quality. This feature aids in our ability to make an accurate diagnosis, informing the most prompt and effective treatment or interventions.

Because the FotoFinder® is a “smart system,” the process is very easy, quick, painless, and not invasive to the patient. Any images that are collected are furthermore securely stored and displayed. Images may be reviewed in a way that allows for accurate and efficient comparison of moles to the appearance of other lesions captured simultaneously. The position of each lesion can be quickly identified and marked for further examination as needed. Such capabilities promote ongoing monitoring and tracking of potential skin changes that may require intervention.

In general, FotoFinder®-assisted “mole mapping” is:

  • Gentle
  • Not invasive
  • Safe
  • Empowers the patient with clear, shareable information
  • Precise
  • Allows for accurate diagnoses and treatment
  • Encrypted; data is protected

Routine professional screenings are foundational to skin and overall health – and have never been easier and more effective. Phone drs skincare of Hamilton, ON at (905) 524-1712 with questions and to schedule your visit.

Dr. Rahul Shukla

Why Choose
Dr. Rahul Shukla

Dr. Rahul Shukla is a modern dermatologist staying in line with the advancements in the field by being a member in numerous associations. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University, and later attended medical school at McMaster University, and completed dermatology residency at University of Toronto. He is Board-certified in dermatology, in both Canada and in the United States. Meet Dr. Rahul Shukla