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Skin check tips?

I was telling my new dermatologist I struggle with seeing skin changes. She offered that she recommends waiting 30 days between checks. Otherwise, your eyes are not likely to see the changes. I thought that was some good advice. Do you have any helpful skin check tips to share?

  1. Hi, Ashley. The only simple and most effective way to check your skin is to photograph the areas of skin that you want to observe in the dynamic. This is recommended by competent doctors. And it is better to do it only in good daylight, with the same hand position, with the same equipment, for example a phone. Take a photo once every 10 days or every 2 weeks.

    1. Does insurance pay for an on-line consultation beyond COVID?

    2. Thank you for sharing this. I wonder what the pros and cons are of the online consultation. Scott moderator

  2. I am a very bad photographer. In addition, due to a past sports injury to my right shoulder, my hand starts to tremble a lot when I raise it. I had to ask my wife to take a photo for the forum. It doesn't really have to be like that, though. As I was told by a very competent and honest doctor, dermatologist could check at least once a year the likelihood of recurrence, those who have been previously identified with skin cancer or dangerous precancerous skin. Well, since we can't get any extra attention from the doctors, we'll take the photos ourselves. Bright daylight, hold the phone with both hands and we'll get it right.

    1. Hi, Ashley. Monitoring hard-to-reach places on the body is no easy task. I haven't had to deal with it yet. Yes, anything can grow on the skin in 3 months, but I don't think that applies to all skin abnormalities. Ashley, why the biopsy, what did it show? What was the suspected diagnosis?

    2. Good morning. I had a moderately atypical nevus. My dermatologist did not say what she was expecting it to be. I had another biopsy that day, and she predicted that one as a moderately atypical nevus. And it was. Skin cancer runs in my family, and this has been ongoing for me since 2018.

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