This type of skin examination is performed using an instrument called a dermatoscope, very useful in magnifying and observing in detail the marks, moles and pigmented lesions on the skin.
Through dermatoscopy, the dermatologist can observe, with great precision, the layers of the skin, as a first step in the specialized dermatological consultation. Thus, skin lesions are evaluated according to shape, color and size.
With the help of dermatoscopy, an experienced dermatologist can observe the cancer risk of a pre-cancerous or cancerous lesion – from those of the carcinoma type to melanoma.
Dermatoscopy at Avra Aesthetic Institute is a non-invasive and painless procedure that can last between half an hour and an hour, depending on the case.