Dr Ross Perry Featured on Consulting Room

23 Feb 2015 | Category: Cosmetic
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Expert Author for Consulting Room

Dr Ross Perry features as an expert blog author on Consulting Room, a top industry website providing information and advice on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic and beauty treatments.

His latest article debates the merits and potential dangers of mole diagnosis apps.

Do not rely on mole diagnosis Apps

Your skin is too important!

There are now a number of apps dedicated to looking at skin moles which are designed to assess a mole on the basis of a photograph. The appeal for patients is that this offers a very fast and convenient screening which can be carried out in the privacy of their own home with minimum hassle. What’s more, the release of these apps has been very helpful in gaining media coverage, further raising awareness of the importance of regular mole checks.

However, concerns have been raised about the accuracy of diagnosis; the danger of which is that a false diagnosis could lull clients into a false sense of security – or cause undue concern.

Fundamentally, common sense says that a smartphone app cannot replace a face to face consultation. During a consultation, doctors and surgeons don’t only examine the mole, but also discuss with the patient any concerns they might have. Things like the rate of growth, any changes, discharge or even ‘having a hunch that it’s odd’ are important but are not included in the app-based assessments. The dialogue is an important part of the process.

Read the full article Do not rely on mole diagnosis Apps – Your skin is too important!

http://www.consultingroom.com/blog/461/do-not-rely-on-mole-diagnosis-apps—your-skin-is-too-important

Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics were established in 2003 and have over 10 years’ experience providing cosmetic and medical skin treatments.

They are renowned for removal of unwanted and irritating skin lesions including:

All lesion removal procedures are carried out by highly experienced doctors who have been coached in Medical Director Dr Ross Perry’s own techniques and principles.

Call 020 7386 0464 for an appointment or email info@cosmedics.co.uk for further information.

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