Yes, yes, yes! Not only do mole checks allow dermatologists to diagnose melanomas extremely early in their evolution, they also allow us the opportunity to assess your overall skin health.
Oftentimes patients complain about a single lesion, however with a quick total body examination in the office we may detect other more sinister lesions.
Patients with a family history of skin cancer, those who have many moles or those exposed to long hours of sunlight are amongst those who may benefit from regular mole and skin checks. With specialised non-invasive equipment such as dermatoscopes, dermatologists are able to prevent unnecessary surgical procedures.