Skilled Skin Care Experts
Our highly trained dermatologists are well-versed in accurately diagnosing,
and effectively treating skin diseases and conditions. Skin conditions
can vary from deceptively harmless to outright severe and our experts
have extensive experience with determining which is which. New growths
or blemishes are difficult to diagnose to the untrained eye, which is
why if you have any concerns about a new skin development you should visit
our dermatologists at MCMC for a quick check up.
Reduce the Risk of Skin Cancer
The best way to fight skin care is to familiarize yourself with your body.
Everybody should perform a comprehensive self-examination of their skin
once a month and examine the body's hard to reach places. This includes
in between toes, at the back of your neck, and even at the bottoms of
your feet. Try to form a mental picture of what your body looks like so
you can easily identify changes in the skin when they manifest.
Most people do not realize that harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV) rays
reach every part of the body at one point or another. Be thorough and
take the time to properly check and take note of any new skin growths,
blemishes, botches or developments.
If, after you conduct your self-examination, you discover a new skin growth,
have a dermatologist look at:
- New, large moles that have recently appeared
- Blemishes that look suspicious or asymmetrical
- Bleeding moles or other concerning growths
- Itchy spots that may hurt or tingle at times
Why Self-Examinations are Important
Not all new skin developments are indicative of cancer, and they are often
harmless and natural. However, conducting a monthly self-examination will
help you to prevent skin cancer from spreading if it does present itself.
Be sure to consult with a dermatologist when you find a discoloration
or blemish that seems particularly strange. Do not procrastinate because
time is of the essence in skin cancer cases and we need to detect and
treat the disease quickly, before it proliferates. Our dermatologists
are experts at diagnosing skin growths and we will be able to let you
know if your new mole is harmless or cause for concern.