Sklip dermatoscope is a mobile phone attachment that allows your to take high quality dermatoscopy images of your moles at home. A dermatoscope has a special light source and magnifying lens that enables you to see mole structures not visible with your naked eye - which may help to detect skin cancer earlier. Your first mole evaluation is free with purchase of an original Sklip dermatoscope, additional evaluations start from just $14.99 per mole (optional).
*The Sklip dermoscope is not a diagnostic device and is not to be used for treatment purposes. It is intended for imaging, archived follow-up and communication only.
FACTS about skin cancer
According to the WHO between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancer occur globally each year and is on the rise.
One in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer and according to statistics one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
1 in 5 people* will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime
*based on statistics for the United States and Europe
1 person dies of melanoma every hour in the United States
70% of skin cancers are first detected by patients or family members. When there is an obvious problem visible with the naked eye, it can lead to late diagnosis without successful treatment.
The use of dermoscopy allows for improved visualization of early architectural changes in mole and can significantly improve earlier diagnosis of skin cancers.
HOW do I use SKLIP?
Start using SKLIP with our free dermoscopy tutorial and educate yourself about the three basic criteria visible with a dermoscope. Once you become familiar with the appropriate user selection criteria take a look at your own moles to see if you have any that are dermoscopy criteria positive.
If you aren’t sure about your mole we offer a low cost dermoscopy image evaluation service where one of our verified dermatologists can recommend what the best next course of action will be for your mole, think of SKLIP as a kind of painless triage.
In order to take a proper dermoscopy image place the SKLIP dermoscope over the camera lens of your mobile phone and once stable place a liquid medium such as water or clear mineral oil between the SKLIP head transparent plate end piece and your mole. Once you confirm that the image on your mobile phone is in focus, take a dermoscopy photo within the SKLIP app. If you choose to send your mole via the SKLIP dermoscopy image evaluation service, we classify user sent moles into the following categories:
no immediate concern; this mole can be self-controlled at home until/if it changes.
possible concern; this mole should be evaluated by a verified doctor in your area and/or evaluated with a non-invasive, painless optical biopsy with RCM.
concerning lesion; this mole should be immediately evaluated by a verified doctor in your area. This type of lesion may warrant removal.
What am I looking for with a DERMOSCOPE?
SKLIP users should look for pigmented skin lesions (moles) that meet basic dermoscopy criteria outlined in the dermoscopy tutorial. If your mole is of concern it may warrant further evaluation with your local verified doctor. The following features in dermoscopy can be used to properly select moles: