Body Check-Ups For Healthy Skin
Having an annual Healthy Skin Check-Up at Windsor Dermatology is an important and simple preventative solution to ensure the health of your skin and early detection of any skin cancers which may develop. Your Healthy Skin Check-Up is a visual inspection of your skin by a Windsor Dermatology physician, examining all body areas including those covered by hair for any changes in the size, color, shape or texture of a mole, the development of a new mole or any other unusual skin conditions.
What is a Mole?
Moles are common skin growths that may be flat or raised and may be skin-colored or dark. Most moles are harmless. Some moles can become itchy, irritated, or are simply unwanted. These can be removed under safe, sterile conditions easily in our office.
In some cases, moles can transform into a dangerous form of skin cancer called melanoma. A complete examination of moles by a dermatologist can identify moles whose appearance is suspicious for melanoma. Signs of melanoma can be remembered by the ABCD rule: asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, and diameter. If a mole appears suspicious for melanoma, it can be removed and sent to a laboratory for biopsy.