It's a new year; time to schedule your annual full-body skin exam.
Be sure to ask questions or get explanations for anything you may not understand. A biopsy may be performed on any suspicious looking growths.
How to prepare for your routine full-body skin examination:
- Remove all nail polish from your fingernails and toenails - skin cancers can form under nails and nail beds.
- Perform a full-body self-exam - note anything new, changed, or causing you concern. If you are unsure about how to perform a self-exam, ask your dermatologist to show you how.