Dermatoscopy is a safe, painless and non-invasive diagnostic method used in in the case of the patient’s skin lesions. Using the so-called dermatoscope – specialized optical device – the doctor makes microscopic observation of the surface epidermis, assessing the structures present on it (melanocytic marks – pigmented and non-melanocytic – vascular, creatinocyte).
A dozen times magnification and side lighting of the observed changes allows for obtaining a three-dimensional image of the skin and shows the structure of the studied case, and allows distinguishing and monitoring changes and early detection of potential neoplastic transformation.
Dermatoscopy is a test that especially people with fair complexion and blondes or red hair should undergo- due to the fact that they are strongly exposed to the negative effects of radiation of ultraviolet and are easily sunburned, and therefore prone to formation, discoloration and potentially dangerous pigmentation marks.
Dermatoscopic examination is also recommended for people:
With the help of a device such as a dermatoscope, it is possible to diagnose mild and dangerous changes – including:
Dermatoscopic examination is recommended primarily in the case of lesions in which there are visible deformations, color changes, bleeding, peeling within or itching. It is worth examining birthmarks with uneven color and irregular edges, as well as that appeared suddenly or begin to enlarge or bulge. Ailments that should induce us to undergo the examination are also: redness around birthmarks, swelling, oozing or pain. Dermatoscopy does not give a definitive diagnosis. However it allows, to differentiate changes of mild and atypical character, or define clearly and specifically what to do next.
Dermatoscopy is a test that can be repeated many times (especially in the case of large number of birthmarks) and performed among people of all ages and pregnant women. It is: non-invasive, painless and completely safe. It does not give a definitive diagnosis, but it allows to distinguish between mild and mild or atypical lesions and is the basis for further medical recommendations regarding the need to perform further tests (e.g. histopathological tests) or implementation of appropriate treatment.
We invite you to use the services of the dermatology ward in our clinic, where treatments of dermatoscopy are performed by experienced doctors: 18 264 40 00.