Many skin conditions are easily identified by people who notice something “different” on their skin. Acne, psoriasis, hives, and rosacea, would be examples of conditions that a person might notice. However, moles, sun spots, and other blemishes that appear on the skin are sometimes dismissed or go completely unnoticed. These should be professionally assessed through a full body skin examination performed by a dermatologist.
A full body skin exam identifies suspicious growths or spots that may indicate symptoms of skin cancer. This process is also sometimes called “skin cancer screening” and is essential for detecting and treating skin cancer early on.