DERMOSCOPY

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It’s a newer mode of visualizing the fine structure and characteristics of the skin under high magnification. Dermoscopy though widely used in western countries it is still not yet common practice in India. Being noninvasive and simple to perform Dermoscopy brings great advantage to find the exact skin condition for optimal treatment. Subtle changes like the distribution of melanin pigment, hairs, blood vessels and other structures in various skin conditions can be recognized much earlier than naked eye clinical examination with this instrument. Hence, Dermoscopy helps us to arrive at an early diagnosis and also may mitigate the need for skin biopsy.