Dermoscopy

INDICATIONS:
• A more accurate examination of skin lesions;
• Differential diagnosis of skin diseases and lesions;
• Early identification of risky signs;
• Diagnosis of different types of hair loss.

Dermoscopy is a painless means of more accurately evaluating some skin lesions, especially pigmented lesions, than clinical examination (simple visualization of the lesions).

INDICATIONS:
• A more accurate examination of skin lesions;
• Differential diagnosis of skin diseases and lesions;
• Early identification of risky signs;
• Diagnosis of different types of hair loss.

Dermoscopy is a painless means of more accurately evaluating some skin lesions, especially pigmented lesions, than clinical examination (simple visualization of the lesions).

Using dermoscopy, the dermatologist can determine, with a high degree of certainty, whether a suspect lesion is malignant or benign. Although it does not replace an anatomic-pathologic examination, it helps to distinguish the nature of a lesion, enhancing or avoiding the need for diagnostic skin biopsies.

This is an important complementary examination to clinical examination. The lesions submitted to dermoscopic examination can be photographed using a digital dermatoscope or special devices. The images can be used to monitor the evolution of suspicious lesions.

The Hexsel Dermatologic Clinic in Porto Alegre has state-of-art equipment for body mapping and digital dermoscopy. Learn more at the link of Body Mapping or the device Body Studio ATBM Master™ Fotofinder.

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