Skin Exam/Mole Check Chicago
Why do I need a Skin Exam?
Dermatologists have special training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, and prevention is a key component to keeping your skin healthy. A skin exam is highly recommended annually with one of our board-certified dermatologists or physician assistants to evaluate and monitor moles, changing lesions or growths to ensure the best preventative methods of skin cancer. Often times, precancerous skin cells or even beginning stages of skin cancers may look just like a little scab or not that serious, which is why an expert evaluation is valuable as there are many misconceptions about what is cause for concern. Skin cancers can appear in places that are hard for us to see and in places we may least expect. (Bob Marley died of Melanoma of the toenail!). If you have a history of skin cancer or numerous moles it is important to get checked often, the provider will let you know how often they need to see you for proper monitoring. Any other issues of concern of the hair skin and nails can also be discussed during your annual skin check.