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Melanoma is the worst type of skin cancer. The good news is that our skin “warns” us showing signs of the potential risk. With early diagnosis melanoma can be cured in 90-95% of cases.

The Department of Moles and Melanoma operating in the Dermatology Medical Practice IQ – Intensive Quality – in Athens has a group of specialized doctors and staff (Dermatologists, Surgeons, Nurses), responsible for the diagnosis and then for the selection of the appropriate treatment method individually, as indicated for each patient.

In the Department of Moles and Melanoma full recording and mole mapping with the use of the most advanced system for mole mapping, FOTOFINDER together with detailed clinical assessment. Moreover, special dermatological instruments and software are used so that to assess the possible evolution of the moles.

Digital mole mapping allows the accurate assessment of each mole’s development, apart from excluding the possibility of melanoma.

In more detail, digital mole mapping, the specialised medical team suggests whether a mole should be removed and which is the right technique, surgery or with the use of laser, depending on the mole’s morphology and also based on the patient’s need or desire to be removed. Mole removal may be indicated for medical reasons, for functional reasons or for aesthetic reasons.

Do not postpone the examination of suspicious moles.

About the author:

Christofer Tzermias

Specialised in the UK (Oxford & London) and in North America (New York & San Diego) in the field of LASER Dermatology, Dr Tzermias, has been providing dermatological state-of-the-art treatments using cutting-edge LASER and Energy based Devices for over 20 years. He has been Director of Interventional and LASER Dermatology Department at the Athens Medical Center for over 18 years and for the last 9 years is the Scientific Director of IQ - Intensive Quality Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Clinics, which at the 2017 Healthcare Awards won the ‘Innovation Award for Innovative Services’ for their pioneering contributions. Since 2018, IQ Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Clinics has also been operating in London, UK and in Muscat, Oman. Dr Tzermias is a Fellow of the world-renowned American Society for LASER Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), a Founder Member of the European Society LASER Dermatology (ESLD), the Vice President of the ‘Open Health Alliance’ and he is also on the Board of Directors of Elitour - Greek Medical Tourism Council.

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