Track and monitor your moles over time
MoleScope™ by MetaOptima is designed to help you track and monitor your moles over time to ensure they are receiving the attention they need.
MoleScope™ is a smartphone attachment for dermoscopy that provides a high-resolution, detailed view of the skin through magnification and specialized lighting.
* Please note that MoleScope is not a diagnostic or a therapeutic device. It is intended for imaging, archiving and communication only.
Skin cancer facts
- 1 person dies of melanoma every hour in North America.
- 1 in 5 people in North America will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime.
- 70% of skin cancers are first detected by patients or family members. But when it is noticeable, it can be too late.
How Does MoleScope Work?
Use the MoleScope device and app to scan your moles and track changes over time. Share high-quality pictures with your dermatologist.
The MoleScope device attaches to your smartphone, allowing you to perform fast and reliable mole checks from home.
Use the MoleScope device to take high-quality images of your moles.
MoleScope’s app will guide you through a self-check and image analysis of your mole.
Securely send your mole images to your dermatologist for an online mole checkup.
Have peace of mind. You will receive feedback from your doctor through the app about whether your mole is suspicious.
Powered by DermEngine™
Your MoleScope app connects seamlessly with the DermEngine web platform. Log in to DermEngine with your MoleScope email and password to access additional mole imaging tools and view all of your images on your desktop.
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The MoleScope device comes with a secure and HIPAA-compliant app, providing a powerful digital imaging platform.
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Frequently Asked Questions
MoleScope and MoleScope Pro are available to order online.
MoleScope is currently available to order for iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S / 6 / 6+ / 6S / 6S+ / SE / 7 / 7+ , iPod Touch 5 / 6 , iPad Mini 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 , iPad Air 1 / 2 , and iPad Pro 9.7" / 12.9". MoleScope is also available for many Android smartphones and Tablets. If your phone model is not available in the dropdown list, please contact and we will contact you when the device is available.
MoleScope is currently available to order for many Android smartphones. For a list of compatible Android devices, please see here: Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+ and Note 5. Send us your email address so we can inform you when your device is compatible.
MoleScope is currently available to order for iPad Air 2. For a list of compatible devices, here they are: iPad Mini 1, 2,3 and 4, iPad Air 1 and 2, iPad Pro 9.7" and 12.9".
The MoleScope™ app allows you to track your moles by giving each mole its own profile and allowing you to place them on an interactive 3D body map.
No, the MoleScope™ app is designed to help you scan your moles for warning signs and to help your doctor make a more accurate diagnosis. The actual diagnosis is left up to your dermatologist.
All skin cancer screenings are initially based off of a visual examination; only suspicious moles will be removed or biopsied for further analysis. With MoleScope™, you are able to supply your doctor with high-quality images, with the same level of detail that they would be able to obtain in the clinic. By sending in your MoleScope™ image, you provide your doctor with the first step of the evaluation. Based on the image that you provide, your dermatologist may determine that your mole does not need any immediate attention or biopsy, and you can rest assured until your next regular checkup. For more suspicious moles, your doctor can ask to make an in-person appointment and perform a biopsy, if necessary. This way, the MoleScope™ system gives priority to people who need immediate attention, and gives peace of mind to those who do not.
MoleScope™ provides high-quality images that are comparable to the images your doctor can take with a professional dermatoscope.
Once the service is available, our global network of skin specialists will be available for a second opinion.
Yes. Your personal information is not shared with any third parties and is transmitted through our secure cloud services using bank-grade security features.
When you order your MoleScope™ package now, you will receive the MoleScope™ device and MoleScope™ smartphone app which will allow you to track your moles over time and take high-quality images. Doctor consultation services will be added gradually by region.
No, once our consultation services are available, a family plan will be offered. Each family member will be able to create an individual account and share the same MoleScope™ device and app. Sharing is caring!
Yes. Although MoleScope is designed to help track and monitor mole images, the device and app can be used to image other skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. However, because the MoleScope device provides contact imaging, it is not intended for use on open sores or wounds. MoleScope works best on dark spots on the skin's surface and can be used to image age spots, skin tone, as well as other closed skin lesions.
Skin Cancer Questions
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It can either arise de novo or from one of your pre-existing atypical moles. It is important to learn about the warning signs and symptoms, and perform regular skin checks. Take a look at our ABCDE criteria to learn more about how to spot melanoma.
It is important to get to know your skin and check your moles regularly for any changes that may occur over time. A thorough self-check of your skin, including your scalp, nail beds, and other hard-to-reach places should be performed monthly to ensure your skin is healthy. You can use a mirror to help you examine areas of your body not easily seen, like your back. Follow our guide for a step-by-step skin self-check.
If you notice anything of concern on your body, or your mole is displaying any of the warning signs as mentioned in our ABCDE guide, make an appointment to speak with your doctor. 70% of skin cancer cases are initially spotted by patients or their family members, and the reality is that you know your body best. If something seems suspicious, make an appointment to speak with your doctor - and don’t delay! Early detection and prevention is essential for skin cancer, because when detected early, the survival rate is as high as 98%.
Skin cancer can strike anywhere. The common risk factors are: family history of melanoma, older age, lighter skin types and increased number of moles. Those with greater than 50 moles, atypical moles, lighter skin and a higher susceptibility to burn are more at risk than people with darker skin who do not burn easily. However, this does not mean that darker-skinned people, or those with fewer moles cannot get skin cancer. It is important to know the risks and stay protected, regardless of your skin type and situation. Learn about atypical mole syndrome here.
If a member of your immediate family has battled skin cancer in the past, you are at a higher risk than the general population. This means that you should take more precautions to check your skin and protect it from the sun. While family history is not the only risk factor, it is still important to take note and make sure you are seeing your dermatologist regularly. To find out if you are at risk, try our 1-minute quiz.