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Yearly Skin Check

Why are Yearly Skin Checks Important?

At Sanova Dermatology, we offer thorough full-body skin exams, also known as skin cancer screenings. Our expert dermatologists carefully examine your skin for any concerning lesions, such as irregular moles or spots with unusual characteristics. Early detection is crucial for treating common skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma successfully. Schedule your appointment today to prioritize your skin health.

Yearly Skin Check

What are the Benefits of a Yearly Skin Check?

  • Regular monitoring of moles and freckles by a dermatology expert
  • Emphasis on prevention and early detection of skin cancer
  • Detailed profile of overall skin health for you and your dermatology provider
  • Typically covered by most health insurance plans

What Can I Expect During My Skin Check?

During your full-body skin examination, your dermatology provider focuses on identifying cancerous or precancerous lesions. The screening typically lasts 15 to 30 minutes, adjusted to your needs. Arrive without nail polish or makeup, and wear a medical gown. Your provider checks each body part for birthmarks or moles. If concerning lesions are found, testing and treatment options will be discussed, with simple procedures like cryotherapy and skin biopsies done during the visit.

What Can I Expect After My Skin Check?

If skin biopsies were done, expect results within two weeks. They’re examined by a pathologist, and your provider reviews findings for treatment. Our team will contact you to discuss diagnosis and treatment options. Healing from office procedures usually takes 7-14 days with minimal discomfort, and we’ll provide tailored post-treatment care instructions.