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Questions for Your Doctor During a Skin Check Up

by Dr. Natalia Spierings, Dermatology Expert
October 21, 2019

Question: What questions should I ask my doctor when I go for a skin check up?


Ask your doctor to examine your moles using a device called a ‘dermatoscope.’ This is the gold standard tool to examine lesions on the skin and is considered a requirement when looking at moles. Using a dermatoscope is a specialized skill that takes years of practice and experience to use properly so it is best to say a board-certified or consultant dermatologist who has the experience and knowledge to assess your skin properly. 


Dr. Natalia Spierings is a consultant dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic and dermatologic surgeon.

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