Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Now dermatologists have another tool to add to their toolbox in the fight against melanoma.  MelaFind is an FDA-approved device that scans suspicious moles and analyzes them.

How does it work?
First, the dermatologist performs an skin exam and selects suspicious-appearing moles.  The skin is then cleansed with alcohol.  A painless, hand-held device scans the moles and compares the pattern of the mole to thousands in its database.  A reading is then generated of "high disorganization" or "low disorganization."  Highly disorganized moles are more suspicious for melanoma and warrant a biopsy.
Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer that can be deadly, however, if caught early, is 100% curable.  With regular skin exams, new technology, and sun protection, it's easier than to protect your precious skin.
Click here for MelaFind at Horwitz Dermatology


  1. Wow...this is very cool! I know 2 mommies who have been diagnosed with melanoma and they'll be happy to hear about this new tool.