How does it work?

Images are taken by the dermographer with the patient lying on a couch. Sessions take about 30 minutes. At the first visit, a set of 40 high resolution digital photographs are taken. In subsequent sessions, the photographs will be taken again with the patient aligned in the same position as previously. Image analysis is first done by efficient software comparison which the dermographer then validates for a report identifying sites and nature of change. The treating doctor then decides on management of these changing lesions.

Total Body Photography Mapping does not just look at suspicious lesions, it monitors most of the patient body surface.

Total Body Photography is the gold standard recommended for high risk individuals by leading melanoma researchers.

This system is one of the most comprehensive methods in melanoma surveillance. It saves costs by reducing the number of unnecessary, prophylactic excisions. It can also provide peace of mind for those who are very anxious. But most importantly, it has the potential to reduce deaths due to melanoma by the detection of those cancers at an earlier stage.

Level 1 Melanoma is the only clinic in Western Australia providing this type of service with software comparison over time.

Who can benefit from Total Body Photography Mapping?