How often should I attend mole check-up appointments?
Everyone should have a dermatological check-up once a year. If you notice something unusual, if skin cancer runs in your family, or if there are other risk factors, then I recommend going for a check-up twice a year.
What happens during the check-up?
I examine the whole skin area; I examine moles and other abnormalities using a special dermatological microscope (a dermatoscope).
What are the potential results /outcomes of a mole check-up?
I can remove unusually large moles or white skin cancer at my office using local anesthetic. The skin tissue is sent to and examined at a histological laboratory (the histological examination is covered directly by your state health insurance plan).
What makes your surgery special?
I am a private doctor, so I make time for you. I look at every type of skin alteration that you are concerned about, and will explain if there is anything to worry about, your treatment options, individual risk factors, and how to protect yourself from the sun.
What can I offer you:
- Fast appointments for skin alterations or growths that are a cause of concern.
- If necessary, fast appointments for mole removal operations.