Updated: Apr 1
To prepare for a skin check, there are a few things you can do to help ensure that the exam goes smoothly:
Perform a self exam : Before your appointment, check your skin! If you noticed anything new or changing (e.g. moles, bumps, or other skin lesions), be sure to tell your provider.
Wear appropriate clothing: Wear loose-fitting clothing that can be easily removed or moved aside to allow for a thorough skin examination. A medical gown will be provided.
Avoid wearing makeup or nail polish, as this can make it harder to see changes in the skin.
Provide medical history: Be prepared to provide your healthcare provider with a full medical history. Make sure you including any family history of skin cancer.
Ask questions! Don't be afraid to ask questions during the exam. Your healthcare provider can provide you with valuable information about skin care and how to protect yourself from skin cancer.
Remember that a skin check is a routine medical exam and is nothing to be nervous about. It's an important step in maintaining your overall health and well-being.