Every 3 months when out of the shower look up and down ALL areas of the skin using a mirror if needed to see if moles look different from other moles or if anything new has developed that looks ugly. Remember its flat dark moles that are the main concern.

Our advice is simple ‘If in doubt check it out’ and see a doctor for peace of mind.

Risk factors are – fair skin type, lots of moles, family history, episodes of sunburn.

Most people once every few years is fine however if you are in a high risk group ie fair skin, lots of moles and family history then every year maybe prudent.