Express Mole Check 
Private mole check London. Where world class expertise meets the latest AI technology

Express Mole Check

You shouldn’t ignore a mole you’re worried about. The majority of moles are perfectly healthy, but in some cases they may need investigation. It's important to get them checked out as soon as you can, and we can help.

Our team at The Mole Clinic Kensington led by acclaimed Consultant Dermatologist Dr Veronique Bataille, offers fast and efficient specialist care. Hand picked for their expertise, our dermatologists will diagnose and reassure you using their wealth of experience in skin cancer – facilitated by advanced AI skin imaging technology. 

We understand that with any health worry, speed is of the essence. So you can make an appointment often the same/next day, and your results will be available within four working days. 

We use the FotoFinder ATBM Master 4th Generation to map your moles and score them, so anything concerning is immediately identified. We’ll offer you a priority appointment to have the mole removed (a biopsy) and send it to our specialised laboratory for analysis. We use one of the best premium pathology services in the UK, with industry leading turnaround times to ensure your peace of mind.

‘I thought Dr Bataille was terrific. Thoughtful, attentive, and very well informed.’

‘Dr Bataille was very compassionate and caring. She explained everything clearly and is such a progressive doctor.’

‘An excellent specialist. Dr Bataille made me feel comfortable in the examination, and explained the medical procedure step by step.’

 

What is a mole check?

At our private mole clinic, we use the most advanced FotoFinder Automated Total Body Photography Master (ATBM) scanner with AI technology to map your whole body for moles, allowing our Consultant Dermatologists to remotely assess them. They then identify any moles that need further investigation in a detailed report. 

Once your moles have been mapped they are recorded in our system. This means that when you return to have them mapped again, we can measure any changes. This is where advanced AI technology comes in. Our FotoFinder ATBM can quickly compare and measure your existing moles, and also flag up anything new. Such powerful technology increases detection accuracy, reduces examination time for you and prioritises any unusual looking moles.

FotoFinder benefits:

Super high resolution clinical images
AI technology can quickly compare your past and present mole images and detect any changes
AI technology can swiftly identify new moles
Fast assessment – all moles are examined on one screen in gallery view
All of your moles are classified and prioritised
Every part of your body is scanned and checked in one go

Mole Mapping using FotoFinder and AI with Dr Bataille

What to expect when you come for an Express Mole Check

One of our trained nurses will take you through a medical history questionnaire 
Using the FotoFinder ATBM they will take a series of full body images. This usually takes around ten minutes
They will also take up to three close up images of moles you’re concerned about
Your images are then sent to one of our highly skilled Consultant Dermatologists to assess
You’ll receive an initial email report within 24 to 48 hours
If everything looks fine, you’re good to go
If you have a lot of atypical moles, we’ll invite you for a second scan in a year’s time to check for changes
Should we spot any unusual moles, we’ll offer you a priority appointment to see one of our Consultant Dermatologists at the clinic

What if I have a concerning mole?

We may advise that a mole needs to be removed and sent for analysis if we’re concerned about it. 99% of the time, your dermatologist can do the procedure in our clinic. It’s a minor surgery, takes approximately 30 minutes under local anaesthetic, and we’ll always ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. All our dermatologists are very experienced in these procedures.

We then send the mole to our specialist laboratory for analysis, with most results available within five working days. Our Consultant Dermatologist will email your results in a report. If we have a concern, we’ll arrange a face to face appointment.

 

Non-melanoma cancers

These cancers, called basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, develop slowly in the upper layers of your skin. They’re different to moles, and are extremely unlikely to spread to other parts of the body. In most cases they can be effectively removed, especially if they’re detected early.

We always remove squamous cell carcinoma, and we do the same for basal cell carcinoma – unless they’re very superficial and small, when we can treat them with creams or cryotherapy.

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Melanoma 

Melanoma can often be effectively treated and cured, but it’s important to catch it early as it can spread to other parts of the body.

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Treatment for melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma

How to self-check your moles 

We recommend that you do a top-to-toe self-check of your skin every three months or so. This way you can get to know your skin and learn to spot anything unusual. Using a hand mirror is beneficial for those tricky to see areas.

 

What to look for 

A mole that is changing in shape, size or colour. Signs to look out for include asymmetry, an irregular border, or changes to colour
A scaly or crusty area of skin with a red, inflamed base
A scab that bleeds and tends not to heal properly
A new lump with a pearly, translucent rim that surrounds a central crater

Skin cancer risks – and how to protect yourself

The number of melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK has risen year on year – partly due to our growing older population, but also due to an increase in awareness of the signs and symptoms. The good news is that most melanomas are diagnosed early and will not harm you. 

So how likely are you to develop skin cancer? Fair skin, hair and eye colour, family history of skin cancer, the number of moles you already have, and excessive childhood exposure with fair skin, are all factors to think about.

 

 

The cost of a private express mole check 

Up to 3 individual moles - £150 

Full body Mole Mapping - £250

 

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