SKIN CHECKS: SKIN EXAMS AND SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
Taking care of your skin involves more than just using the right products and wearing sunscreen every day. Seeing a dermatologist for an annual skin check and skin cancer screening can help you identify potential problems and answer any questions you have about your skin health. A new mole or a patch of skin can look completely harmless on the surface but could be a sign of a more serious condition. With regular skin checks, a doctor can take a close look at your skin and identify any red flags early.
An overall skin check involves a head-to-toe skin exam of the following areas:
If you have any moles or patches of skin you have questions about, this is a great time to get a professional opinion. Any unusual or suspicious looking spots the doctor finds may require using a dermatoscope for a closer view. Our specialists perform skin checks and skin cancer screenings at his practice. He is a Board certified dermatologist with extensive experience diagnosing skin cancer and other skin conditions. If he detects something suspicious during your skin exam, he might ask you to come in more frequently to monitor it or perform a biopsy, if necessary. Since Dr. McGinness is also a Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, he can perform surgery if needed.
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With a Board certified dermatologist and the only Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in the Metro East Illinois St. Louis area, our specialists have extensive experience working with patients who may have skin cancer or other serious skin issues. We can accurately diagnose skin problems and takes your overall health and medical history into account. In some cases, we will work directly with your family doctor to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment plan.
If you are concerned about a skin growth or need to schedule your annual skin exam, contact us today for your consultation.