Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ground-Breaking MelaFind Melanoma Device Could Get FDA Okay Soon

It's a unique handheld device called MelaFind. And it has to do with beautiful skin. And here at BeautyTipToday.com, that's what we are all about.

Before we can put our makeup on, we need to know about our skin, and how to keep it healthy, and avoid melanoma.

That's where the MelaFind System comes in. And we are very excited about this non-invasive skin care gadget. The FDA likes what it sees, and could issue MelaFind's approval for use in the United States by later this year.

In layman's terms, what the MelaFind device does, is aid in the early detection of melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. And it all starts with a mole on your body and the changes that occur with its size, shape, or color.

What this ground-breaking handheld device can do, is zero in on a mole with powerful wavelengths of light, snapping images that are connected to a computer screen that quickly determines a good mole from a bad mole. In other words, the MelaFind System results in far fewer lesion biopsies because of its amazing accuracy.

If caught early, melanoma is 100% curable.

At http://www.melanoma.com/, we found this valuable information about moles:

In women, melanoma often develops on the lower legs.

In men, melanoma most often shows up:
on the upper body, between the shoulders and hips
on the head and neck

And in dark-skinned women and men, melanoma often appears:
under the fingernails or toenails
on the palms of the hands
on the soles of the feet

To read more about the MelaFind System, designed by Electro-Optical Sciences, Inc., click here http://tiny.cc/0Vjle for an informative article by Brenda Jewel Glenn.

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