Mole Mapping

And just like that… kids are headed back to school, parents are back to work, the sun is setting earlier… and summer is slowly coming to a halt.

You may start to think about packing up the camping gear and your outdoor furniture, but your thoughts shouldn’t end there. Just like your summer gear being put to rest, it’s also important to put to rest any dangerous skin concerns caused by the sun. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim recommends routine mole mapping to all her patients, especially for patients that have between 50-100 moles on their body. 

If this sounds like you, and you want to rule out any pre-cancer or early signs of melanoma, keep reading to find out more!

What is mole mapping?

What is mole mapping anyway?  

Mole mapping is a technique used by skin care physicians like Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, to examine moles that seem unusual in shape, size, color or texture. The goal of the examination is to rule out any signs of melanoma.  

Why is mole mapping important? 

The importance of mole mapping is simple, it detects melanoma, which despite common belief, can be fatal. However, if it is caught and treated early it lowers the risk of spreading and becoming fatal. 

Who should seek routine mole mapping? 

People who:

Should be extra cautious about sun exposure and mole mapping. 

What to look out for 

If you have noticed any of your moles changing, it’s time to brush up on your ABC’s…well your ABCDEs actually!Any of the following characteristics should account for a visit to your skin care physician. 


Border irregularity 


Diameter >6 


With that said, we encourage you to see your skin care physician routinely, as she may detect concerns in moles that you didn’t notice, and can help you with those hard-to-see moles such as the ones on your back. 

How often should you seek mole mapping? 

An annual mole mapping session should be your priority if you fit the mould. Meaning if you: 

Please note that if you see any changes in a mole, that you should make an appointment with a skin care physician ASAP. 

Mole mapping treatment Vancouver

If you are due for a mole mapping appointment to rule out any concerns, we invite you to book a consultation with Dr. Shehla Ebrahim.

On top of expert advice, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim has all necessary tools to care for your skin. If she is concerned about a mole, she may use dermoscopy for further assessment. Dermoscopy is a process which uses a magnifying device for skin care physicians to access concerning skin lesions.

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