Thank you for choosing Aspen Mountain Dermatology. Our personable and skilled staff provides exceptional health care, and we look forward to serving your entire family’s dermatologic needs in our state of the art facility.
What can I expect at my full skin check?
If this is your first skin examination, it’s quite natural to feel some trepidation. The reality, though, isn’t very intimidating. The screening is a very simple office visit that usually takes between 15 and 20 minutes. We like to start by asking questions about your personal and family history of skin cancer and disease. We’ll ask if you have any specific concerns or any new or changing lesions, and we’ll often address these areas first. Then your provider will visually inspect your skin, scanning for suspicious lesions that could indicate a cancerous or precancerous condition. During the exam, the dermatologist may utilize a dermatoscope, a tool that magnifies and applies special light to areas of the skin to aid in differentiating malignant and benign lesions. We understand that some patients are more modest than others, so we’re very respectful and considerate during your skin cancer screening. Please let your provider know if you would rather not have an area of your body screened. During your exam, please feel free to point out any areas of concern and ask questions. If you have a personal history of skin cancer or a strong family history of some types of skin cancer, we may recommend more frequent skin checks.
If you’d like to obtain records from a previous physician’s office or if you’d like us to release your records to another physician’s office, please submit a completed Medical Records Form.