Putting your skin under the lens.

Skin cancer dermoscopy is used to diagnose skin cancer through a tool called a dermatoscope, or a dermoscopy tool. It uses high-quality magnifying lenses (x10) to closely examine the skin’s surface. This magnified view of skin lesions helps physicians detect unusual changes at an earlier stage, and it allows them to diagnose melanomas in the early stages of development. This leads to more positive outcomes.

There are two types of dermoscopy.

Non-polarized dermoscopy uses light to illuminate the skin. This helps get accurate dermoscopy images of the affected region.

Polarized dermoscopy is used when the dermoscopist wants to have a closer look with less lighting so as to not alter the appearance of the mole. This approach is used when the skin structure shows unusual signs within the deeper layers.

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303-2755 Tutt Street, Kelowna, BC, Canada

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Monday to Friday
8am–1pm, 2pm–4:30pm