Receiving regular full body skin exams is one of the best measures you can take when it comes to early detection of skin cancer and other conditions. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, we are proud to offer full body skin exams to patients living in Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale, VA, and neighboring communities.
What is a Full Body Skin Exam?
A full body skin exam is a simple visual examination of the skin in order to check for signs of developing skin cancer. During this examination, Dr. Shahabadi will examine the skin from head to toe, paying special attention to any areas that are frequently exposed to the sun. If you have any concerns regarding a certain spot or area on the body, your full body skin exam is a great time to ask questions to determine if there is something to be concerned about. Skin exams are a quick and painless process, typically lasting less than 30 minutes.
How Much Does a Full Body Skin Exam Cost?
The cost of your full body skin exam at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates can vary, and may be covered by health insurance. If this is the case, we will determine your coverage in order to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. In an effort to keep our treatments accessible, we are proud to accept CareCredit® financing in addition to traditional payment methods.
How Often Should I Have a Full Body Skin Exam?
It is recommended that patients receive a full body skin examination annually, or once a year. However, if you are frequently out in the sun or have any active skin health concerns, it may be appropriate to schedule these exams more frequently.
What Happens if Skin Cancer or Other Conditioned Are Discovered During My Exam?
If we spot anything suspicious during your full body skin exam, such as a suspicious mole, the first step is to perform a biopsy to determine if it is cancerous. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, we specialize in many medical dermatology services, including the excision of skin cancer. If we find that you have developed skin cancer or any other condition, we will be able to recommend an appropriate treatment in order to provide you with effective care.
If it has been over 12 months since your last skin exam, contact us today to schedule your annual full body skin exam with us. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates welcomes patients from Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale, and the surrounding areas of the DMV.