Skin Check in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL
Receiving routine skin checks is key to early detection and prevention of skin conditions. At Florida Dermatology Specialists, we offer this and other skin health services to men and women living in Jensen Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, FL.
What is a Skin Check?
A skin check, also called a full body skin examination, is a routine visit where a dermatologist can examine your skin for any signs of skin cancer or other abnormalities. This head-to-toe exam is essential for identifying skin cancer as early as possible, minimizing long-term skin damage and ensuring a successful treatment. Patients at risk for skin cancer should receive regular full body skin exams, particularly those who spend a lot of time in the sun or notice any changes in the skin.
How Much Does a Skin Check Cost?
The cost of a skin check at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary. In most cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.
How is a Skin Check Performed?
During your skin check, you’ll be asked to remove your clothing and change into a gown so that every area of the skin can be examined. Some patients prefer to keep on their undergarments for the examination. While this is perfectly acceptable, patients are encouraged to self-examine those areas on a routine basis to watch for any signs of skin cancer that their dermatologist won’t be able to see. It is best to come without makeup, nail polish, or product in your hair so all parts can be thoroughly examined. Hair should be worn loose, as well. During the exam, your dermatologist will look over your skin to identify signs of skin cancer. If nothing is found, this exam only takes a few minutes. However, if a suspicious growth is discovered, we may recommend a skin biopsy to determine whether the growth is cancerous.
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When Should I Schedule a Skin Check?
Top dermatologists agree that everyone should have a skin check at least once per year. However, those who are at a higher risk of skin cancer should consider having these exams more often - perhaps twice a year. Higher risk patients include those who spend a lot of time in the sun, have a history of skin cancer, or are immunosuppressed.
Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Skin Checks?
Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for skin checks, as our team of dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons specialize in patient-focused skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the very best in skin cancer prevention to help patients maintain healthy skin for years to come.
If you are in need of a skin check, contact us today to schedule your appointment at Florida Dermatology Specialists. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, FL, we welcome patients from Jupiter Farms, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee and the surrounding cities.