During the clinical examination of the patient the dermatologist will evaluate a set of parameters concerning the colour, texture, infiltration of the nevi and other evidence present on the skin.
The daily habits, profession, hobbies, genetic predisposition, are revealed to the dermatologist’s eyes through the traces they leave on the skin and enable the assessment of the patient and the prevention and treatment of any issue.
Dermoscopy is a non-invasive diagnostic method of examining the skin. It is performed with the dermatoscope, a medical instrument which uses special lighting and magnification to reveal colour structures, patterns not visible to the naked eye.
This method is suitable for the examination of nevi and many pigmented lesions of the skin. It also enables the doctor to diagnose melanoma and many other conditions with great accuracy. During the examination, both the general dermoscopic structure and localized dermatoscopic features are assessed.