As dermatologists, we are skin specialists. Let us check your skin, with a skin exam, and screen you for harmful lesions.
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Skin cancer is very common
Skin cancer is very common, especially among people with lighter skin who have had a lot of sun exposure over their lives. The most common skin cancer is Basal Cell Carcinoma, followed by Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Precancerous lesions are even more common, often forming years before skin cancers form. There are also common benign growths of the skin that form around the same time that either precancerous lesions or skin cancers form. It is very difficult to differentiate these lesions from one another without proper expertise.
Skin Exams by Skin Specialists
As dermatologists, we are skin specialists; let us check your skin, and screen you for harmful lesions. The good news is that usually, as long as skin cancers are caught early, they can be taken care of with minimal treatment, including small office based surgeries under local anesthesia (we do not put you to sleep), topical chemotherapy creams, or radiation therapy.
Moles Checks and Melanoma
Moles are one of the most common benign growths of the skin. Nearly everyone has at least a few moles, and the vast majority of these never cause people any harm whatsoever. Melanoma, however, is an aggressive skin cancer derived from the same type of cell that makes up moles. These can be very difficult to tell apart without proper training. Luckily, as with other skin cancers, if a melanoma is caught early, then it can usually be removed and treated in the office. Skin checks and mole checks are especially important for people with fair skin, people with relatives who have had melanoma, or people with lots of moles. We can take care of your skin needs with skin checks, mole checks, mole removal, and more.
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If you are interested, call our office at 210-614-3355 to schedule a skin exam, or simply click the button below to fill out our contact form. We look forward to seeing you.