Every successful treatment is based on a good diagnosis.

The medical tests of today allow physicians to assign effective treatment quickly and adequately.

Dermatoscopy is a globally recognized method used to accurately and noninvasively diagnose melanoma and distinguish benign from malign skin growths. It is used to screen and diagnose moles, birthmarks and various skin cancers. It allows the physician to actively track and monitor problematic moles.

This test is recommended for people who:

–          have moles that change in size, color, shape or thickness
–          are light-skinned and have a lot of moles
–          have a family history of skin cancer
–          are too often exposed to sunlight
–          frequently visit tanning salons.

This method is used to determine with certainty how severely the skin has been impacted by various pigmentation conditions (vitiligo, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).

It also helps diagnose tinea versicolor, folliculitis, erythrasma, and various fungal infections.

The test is performed in a darkened room.

Used to diagnose fungal infections in the skin, nails, and hair. This method is essential when diagnosing tinea versicolor, various types of skin tinea and onychomycosis. The sample is collected by scraping the affected skin/nail, then processed and viewed under a microscope. The test takes 15-20 minutes.

Skin biopsy is a diagnostic method used to assist the physician when they have insufficient criteria to place an accurate diagnosis.

The procedure involves taking a piece (2-4 mm) from the affected area of the skin or skin growth, followed by histological testing. Depending on your condition, there are four ways to perform a biopsy: Punch biopsy, shave biopsy, deep biopsy, and a PAP smear.

Histology results are ready in one week at the earliest.