Full Body Skin Exam

Is it time for a full body skin exam? Even if you are a habitual sunscreen wearer, a regular full body skin exam is essential to protect yourself against skin-related health problems. Most insurance companies pay for one visit per year.

This exam is useful in assessing any abnormalities or changes in the epidermis. Show your largest organ some love and book an appointment with one of our medical providers today.

What is a Full Body Skin Exam?

A full body skin exam is exactly what it sounds like. A primary care provider checks your skin’s surface for any irregular conditions including irregular moles and warts, dry patches, skin tags, and rashes. We will check the difficult to reach areas of your body like behind your ears and your scalp that you can’t sufficiently monitor.

Why a Full Body Skin Exam is Important

It is not uncommon for an early skin cancer to go unnoticed because there are no obvious symptoms. Almost all skin cancers are curable if caught early. But if left untreated, skin cancers will continue to grow and can lead to loss of function or disfigurement. So, not only can an annual checkup improve your skin health, but it could also save your life.

Total Body Photography, Dermoscopy

FOTOFINDER BODYSTUDIO ATBM

FotoFinder is the first automated skin cancer screening system of its kind. Along with a full body skin exam, you will receive body mapping with our FotoFinder. Total body photography is the best way to track potential changes in moles and lesions for early detection of possible skin cancer.

The FotoFinder Bodystudio ATBM system can take total body images (four sides, palms and soles) in about four minutes. The camera is designed to move up and down automatically, while taking consistently illuminated photos with the ATBM BodyFlash lighting system.

These photos are saved and used to compare year to year as a patient returns for their full body skin exam. It’s an excellent tool to keep track of changes in your skin!

  SELF-EXAMINATION TIPS

Self Exam Tip 1
We recommend completing a self-examination of your skin every month, so you can find any unusual growths.
Self Exam Tip 2
The best time to do a self-examination is after a show when you are fully unclothed and clean skin.
Self Exam Tip 3
Check your entire body, including in between your fingers and toes, and around your hairline .
Self Exam Tip 4
Make note of any moles or rashes that may seem to have changed in shape or other abnormalities.
Self Exam Tip 5
Discuss your self-examination findings with your medical provider during your next annual exam.
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