Skin Check

During a skin check, a dermatology provider meticulously examines your skin.  This can be whichever areas you would like examined: sun exposed areas (like the head, face, neck, arms and hands), a waist up exam, or from head to toe… searching for any irregularities, suspicious moles, or other abnormalities that may require further attention.

Using their extensive training and expertise, Dermatologists can identify potential issues at their earliest stages and recommend appropriate preventive measures or treatments. The process typically involves a visual examination, where the dermatologist inspects the skin with the naked eye.  They may also employ specialized tools like dermatoscopes, which magnify the skin’s surface for a more detailed analysis.

The significance of getting an annual skin check is important especially for those with fair skin, a history of moles, sun exposure in their youth or a personal or family history of skin cancer.  Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of cancer globally, and their incidence continues to rise. However, when detected early, skin cancer has a high cure rate.  Regular skin checks enable dermatology providers to identify suspicious growths or changes in your skin that may indicate the presence of skin cancer or other dermatological conditions. 

By undergoing an annual skin check or otherwise, you empower yourself with knowledge about your skin’s health and take proactive steps towards preventive care. Additionally, these check-ups serve as an opportunity to be educated about sun protection, self-examination techniques, and other measures to maintain optimal skin health. Remember, prevention and early detection are key when it comes to skin-related issues, making annual skin checks an important investment in your overall health and well being.

Take ownership and care of your skin by scheduling an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists or dermatology providers to get a skin check. 


If you’re thinking about next steps, get in touch to schedule a consultation.