MOLE SCREENING

Get up to 3 moles checked for £99

Our mole screening service, operated in partnership with Map My Mole, provides an assessment of moles and pigmented lesions to help identify any that may be suspicious.

The Screening Process

1. Book an appointment at one of our clinics in Newcastle or Durham.
2. Attend your appointment in a private consultation room, which will take around 20 minutes.
3. A UK consultant dermatologist at Map My Mole will evaluate the scans, usually within 48 hours, and you will receive a report within one week.

 What to Expect at a Mole Screening Appointment

• You will complete a short questionnaire to assess your risk factors for skin cancer and a consent form with a member of the Laserways team in a private consultation room. 
• You will identify the mole(s) or pigmented lesion(s) that you would like scanned. Please note that our team cannot advise you on specific lesions. 
• We will take images of your mole(s) or skin lesions using a specialist, medical grade camera called a “dermatoscope”. It uses light and magnification to help a dermatologist see how your skin looks in more detail than you would be able to see with a naked eye or normal camera. The detailed images will make it easier to spot abnormalities that may require further investigation or diagnostic tests.
• Once we’ve taken images of your mole(s) or pigmented lesion(s), we will send them to Map My Mole for review. Map My Mole is a third party service provider we use to obtain an indicative opinion from a consultant dermatologist regarding your mole or skin lesion. The consultant will review the images and prepare a report for us so we can advise you on next steps.
• The consultation will take approximately 20 minutes.

Monitoring Changes

Moles and pigmented lesions can change over time. A mole considered normal today may not remain so. It is crucial to monitor any changes and use the ABCDE rule to self-check. Note that this service does not diagnose skin cancer.

Importance of Regular Skin Checks

Regular skin checks help you become more aware of any changes. You should pay attention to moles that:
• Change in size, shape, or color
• Become painful or itchy
• Become inflamed, start bleeding, or develop a crust
• Look unusual and persist for several weeks

If you are worried about any new or existing moles or pigmented lesions, it is important to have them checked.

Eligibility for the Service

Our Mole Scanning Service is available to individuals aged 18 and over. If you are under 18, please consult your GP if you have any concerns about your moles or pigmented lesions.

Service Exclusions

We cannot scan moles or pigmented lesions that are:
• Located in intimate areas (e.g., genitals, areas of the breasts covered by a bra)
• On the eyelid or the tip of an ear
• Covered by an excessive amount of hair
• Wet, open, or bleeding
• On a tattoo

If any of these exclusions apply and you are concerned about your mole, please see your GP for assistance.

PRICE GUIDE

1 – 3 MOLES SCREENED

£99

per submission