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6 Tips on How to Take Care of Your Skin this Summer:​

1.  Use sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating.

2 Drink plenty of water: Stay hydrated to keep your skin healthy and maintain its elasticity.

3.  Moisturize: Use a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated, especially after sun exposure.

4.  Avoid the noon sun: Minimize sun exposure by seeking shade or staying indoors between 10 AM and 4 PM, when sun intensity peaks.

5.  Wear protective clothing: Cover up with clothing, hats, and sunglasses to protect your skin from direct sunlight.

6.  GET A MOLE SCAN: Schedule regular skin checks with a dermatologist or get an annual mole scan, especially if you have a history of sun exposure or sunburns. Early detection of skin changes can be crucial in preventing skin cancer.



Summer is here!

Do you know your skin?

Dermatologists recommend “knowing your skin” as a first line of defense against skin cancer. This means you should keep track of how many moles you have and if any of them are changing in worrisome ways.

We are pleased to announce the first Dermatologist managed mole scan clinic in Canada with the German engineered technology of the ATBM master. 


By detecting melanoma earlier than other diagnostic techniques, Digital Mole Mapping reduces the number of unnecessary skin biopsies, thus reducing the incidence of large unsightly scars. 


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FotoFinder is a computerized full body mole mapping system.  This highly accurate computerized system uses high-resolution polarized photography and state of the art software to create an image database of all your moles. In addition Fotofinder compares baseline images to follow-up images from year to year. Mole mapping ensures that any change to moles, no matter how small, is not missed.  Additionally, images can be magnified up to 140x.  Scheduling a mole mapping appointment today can ensure the early detection and successful elimination of melanoma if present.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Everyone can benefit from skin screening, especially those with risk factors for melanoma. We offer skin screening so you can quickly and non-invasively get peace of mind about your skin's health.


Do any of these questions apply to you?

  • Do you have multiple moles (more than 50)?

  • Is there a history of skin cancer in your family?

  • Did you already have melanoma?

  • Do you have large moles (more than 2 inches in diameter)?

  • Have you noticed any changes in your moles?

  • Have you noticed any new moles on your body?

  • Did you have severe, blistering sunburns during childhood or adolescence?

  • Do you have sensitive light skin?

  • Are you immunocompromised?

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Technology-ATBM Master


Our Services

Full-Body Scan

Available to adults. This appointment is conducted in-person at the Palmerston Mole Scan Clinic by a trained technician.

You will receive a report with the results of your scan.

*Mole mapping technology is based on high resolution photography. 

This is NOT an X-ray, and there is NO RADIATION involved.*


4 month short term digital dermoscopic monitoring of a lesion(s)
Under certain circumstances, we will recommend “short term dermoscopic monitoring” of one or more lesions, after completing your full body scan. *Up to a maximum of the full body scan price. This does not preclude the recommendation of a yearly full body scan.


- Referral from family doctor or dermatologist recommended-


Mole mapping is not an OHIP-insured service. 

The fee is $599 plus HST for full body mole mapping, which is typically done once a year.

*Now covered by Health Spending Account of your private insurance plan*

(Check with your insurance plan for specific coverage provisions)



Before Your Appointment!

Frequently asked questions on Mole Mapping 

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What you should know before scheduling your appointment!

Mole Mapping can sometimes diagnose melanoma on a baseline assessment, but a very early melanoma in evolution may not be picked up on baseline scan. It is important to understand that the real value of Mole Mapping is in detecting changes to existing lesions, or detection of new lesions on follow-up scans. Mole Mapping technology is  focused on the diagnosis of Melanoma, not actinic keratoses and non melanoma skin cancers , which  should be screened for by your dermatologist.  Follow up and repeat assessments are crucial since a melanoma will change over time. We recommend yearly scans for most individuals, but high risk persons (or a high risk lesion identified by Mole Mapping) may need more frequent evaluation. If you notice any changes, it is recommended that you request a repeat scan earlier. Mole mapping does not replace the need for a complete  physical exam by your dermatologist. The average person has too many moles to catalogue effectively. Because of this, Mole Mapping is a valuable tool in aiding your physician to identify Melanoma.

This is a melanoma screening clinic using the latest in advanced artificial intelligence technology to aid our doctors reading your dermoscopic scans, in order to detect melanoma at the earliest stage.

You will receive a report with the findings of your scan which you can then take to your family doctor or dermatologist.

Palmerston Mole Scan Clinic is a dermoscopy canter of excellence where you are strongly encouraged to follow-up annually (or more frequently depending on your risk) for serial mole scans, where subtle dermoscopic changes can be detect melanoma at the very earliest of stages.

This is not a dermatology clinic. You will not be seen by dermatologist for ongoing care.

It is not a clinic where you will be able to have suspicious moles biopsied, or obtain a referral to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. 

It is not a clinic where you can be treated for melanoma.

Should you need a biopsy, your family doctor or dermatologist can arrange this for you.

If you do not have a family doctor, you can go to a walk in clinic for a referral for a biopsy or dermatologist.

Just like an ultrasound clinic provides a service that it managed by the family doctor, we provide the service for mole scanning, but abnormal results are managed by your family doctor or the referring physician.

During Your Appointment!

1. Total Body Mole Mapping

You’ll stand in front of the FotoFinder scanning machine exposing as much skin as possible. You’ll be approximately eight feet away from the operating technician. The automatic camera lift moves the high-resolution DLSR camera to the correct levels and snaps four photos of each side of a patient in quick sequence. These photos are stitched together to eliminate overlapping redundant areas. The whole body view of a patient is used to tag individual lesions for Dermoscopy. The procedure is completely painless and can be performed within 20 minutes.

2. Mole Scan Review

An expert dermoscopist will review all the scans and issue a written report within 24 hours of the scan. If any lesions are flagged as atypical, you will be notified and receive advice for investigation and management.

After Your Appointment!

After your initial appointment, you will be sent an email reminder to schedule your comparative scan during which new photos are compared with the  baseline photos. The  ATBM system automatically compares baseline and follow-up images,  identifies new lesions or changes to pre existing ones. Suspicious lesions can be quickly marked to determine the best course of action. If there is a concern about a lesion(s), you will be notified and receive advice for investigation and management.





Digital mole mapping should be performed every 6- 12 months if you are not at high risk for melanoma.

If you are at high risk for melanoma, digital mole mapping should be done 4 months after your baseline session and then every 6 months thereafter or sooner if you notice changes.

Book your appointment now!

Palmerston Mole Scan Clinic is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.

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Meet Our Team!

Get to know the team behind PALMERSTON MOLE SCAN CLINIC. Since starting out in 2020, we are looking forward to building a reputation based on providing exceptional customer service for everyone. Behind every successful venture, there’s a talented group of special people who are highly committed to that success. Read all about the team, and feel free to get in touch with additional questions.

Robert S Solomon MD FRCPC

Medical Director - Palmerstom Mole Scan Clinic, Dermatologist

Lecturer - Dermatology - University of Toronto

staff dermatologist   - St Michael's Hospital

active member - International Dermoscopy Society

regular attendee at the annual American Dermoscopy meetings 

Active member - The Miami Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

licensed dermatologist  - Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Florida

Co developer of many of the leading patent protected needle safety devices worldwide

Leading Dermoscopist in Canada


Rosa Ribeiro

Principal Dermoscopist & Office Manager


Member of the International Dermoscopy Society

Regular online attendee of the annual American Dermoscopy Meeting

Completed online course: Dermatoscopy: A complete course for complete beginners 2022-2024

Completed online course: Excellence Digital Training by the International Dermoscopy Society-International Master Class 2022

Graduate of American Dermoscopy Meeting (2021)

Graduate of International Dermoscopy Meeting (2021)

Design and graphics developer, Sign Graphics Diploma with Honours

Medical Director - Palmerston Mole Scan Clinic 

Avi Whiteman, MD, MPH

Active Member, International Dermoscopy Society

Regular attendee at the Annual Meetings of the AMERICAN Dermoscopy Society

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Physician, McGill University Hospital Centre

Fellow, Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine

Fellow, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Fellow, Canadian College of Family Physicians

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Published in the JAAD August 2021
"The use of noninvasive imaging techniques in diagnosis of melanoma:..." 

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