Mole and Skin Cancer Screening

A mole and skin cancer screening is a full body review of all present lesions. Recommended frequency will be discussed based on your individual cancer risk. Risk factors include history of tanning or blistering sunburns, fair skin, number of moles and family history.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE EXAM?

The mole and cancer screening exam is meant to be a comprehensive evaluation of lesions. All moles, bumps, discoloration and any other spots that are concerning should be pointed out to your provider. For this reason, all patients are asked to change into a gown.

WHAT IS BEING LOOKED FOR DURING THE EXAM?

Our providers are highly trained to recognize the clinical features of abnormal lesions including asymmetry, irregular border, irregular color, new or quickly changing, and other warning signs of potential cancerous lesions. Any lesions of concern will be noted. Treatment options will be discussed at the time of exam.

Other Skin Conditions Treated by VitalSkin


Acne

Acne is a condition of the skin that results in pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Learn More

Acne Scars

Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching. Learn More

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis, sometimes referred to as AK, is a precancerous growth on the skin. Learn More

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis, sometimes referred to as just contact dermatitis, is a red, itchy rash on the skin. Learn More

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss for both adults and children. This can cause hair loss on the scalp as well as on the body, such as eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair. Learn More

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most diagnosed form of skin cancer, with millions of cases each year in the U.S. It appears on the skin in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels, shiny patches, brown/black growths, sores, or white/yellow scar-like growths.  Learn More

Benign Skin Lesions

As we age, we often get different benign growths that may come about and that are completely harmless. Learn More

Birthmarks

Birthmarks are congenital skin conditions that typically appear at birth or shortly thereafter. Learn More

Bullous Disease

Bullous disease is a rare dermatological condition in which large, fluid-filled blisters appear in regions of the skin that are often flexed, such as the armpits. Learn More

Cellulite

Cellulite is a common, harmless condition of the skin. When someone has cellulite, the skin appears dimpled. Learn More

Dilated Oil Glands

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia refers to benign enlarged and dilated oil glands. These appear as yellowish to pink bumps scattered on the face. They are more common in people with a history of oily skin. Learn More

Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris

Dry skin is common for many and can happen at any age. Skin gets dry when it loses too much water or oil and typically becomes dryer as we age, in the winter and in low-humidity climates. Learn More

Eczema

Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, though it can occur in individuals of any age. Learn More

Excess Hair

Excess hair involves having more hair that one is comfortable with in various areas of the body. Learn More

Excessive Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as excessive sweating, is a condition in which someone sweats a good deal even when they are not hot or exercising. Learn More

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural function of aging that can present at any age and on any type of skin. Learn More

Freckles

Freckles are a common skin condition and non-life threatening that typically appear as small brown spots. Learn More

Fungal Infections

A fungal infection, sometimes referred to as mycosis, is a condition of the skin in which it has been infected by a fungus. Learn More

Genital Warts

Genital warts often occur around the genital and anal areas of the skin. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually-transmitted infection Learn More

Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that causes a round, smooth bump. This will become ring-shaped with a center of clear skin. The affected skin can be pink or purple. Learn More

Hair Loss

Alopecia, commonly referred to as hair loss, is shedding of hair from the head that far exceeds the normal shedding humans experience on a regular basis. Learn More

Herpes Simplex

For oral herpes (HSV-1), often signs or symptoms never occur for many people. Likewise for genital herpes (HSV-2), many people infected often don’t show any symptoms. Symptoms can include burning, itching or tingling skin, cold sores or fever blisters around the lips, mouth, tongue and elsewhere. Learn More

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradinitis supperrativa is a skin condition that typically starts after puberty but can last for many years and get worse over time. Learn More

Hives

Hives are pink welts or swellings that can itch, burn or sting. They vary in size and typically go away within 24 hours. Learn More

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition of the skin in which it appears darker than usual. Learn More

Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a condition characterized by swelling and irritation in the mucous membranes of the body, as well as the skin, hair and nails. Learn More

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease (a condition where your immune system attacks healthy cells). Learn More

Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious kind of skin cancer. Melanin is created by cells called melanocytes and gives your skin its particular color. Learn More

Melasma

Also known as chloasma faciei or the "mask of pregnancy," melasma is a condition that most commonly affects women. Learn More

Moles

Moles are a common skin condition in which a cluster of pigmented cells create a distinct skin growth. Learn More

Molluscum

Molluscum is a skin infection that stems from a virus known as molluscum contagiosum. Learn More

Nail Disorders

A nail disorder can include any one of a number of conditions associated with the nails. Learn More

Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a rash that can form around the mouth. This often causes redness, swelling and acne-like bumps. Learn More

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea causes a harmless pink or reddish rash that usually lasts six to eight weeks before fading. It can be itchy, but it’s not contagious. It can occur following a viral illness. Learn More

Port Wine Stains

A port wine stain is a vascular birthmark that resembles wine spilled across the skin. Learn More

Pruritus (Itch)

Typically, an itch is only short term, but if it continues for six weeks or more, it can be considered a chronic itch. Learn More

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which the cells of the skin multiply much faster than normal. Learn More

Rashes

Rash is a general term that covers a wide range of potential conditions. Learn More

Rosacea

Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face. Learn More

Sagging or Fatty Skin

Sagging or fatty skin involves a loss of elasticity in the skin which causes the skin to droop or even hang in folds. Learn More

Scabies

Scabies is caused by eight-legged bugs called mites, which are so small, they can’t be seen on your skin. These mites burrow into the skin and cause an itchy rash. Learn More

Scars

Scars are permanent changes in the skin due to inflammation or injury such as a surgical procedure or even cystic acne. Learn More

Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses (SK) is a common skin growth that may look worrisome, but is actually harmless. Learn More

Skin Cancer

There are many types of skin cancer but the most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Learn More

Skin Laxity

Skin laxity is an age-related skin condition where the skin begins to lose some of its elasticity. Learn More

Spider Veins

Spider veins are a condition of the skin in which small “spidery” veins appear under the surface of the skin. Learn More

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer. Learn More

Sunspots & Sun Damage

Sunspots and sun damage, sometimes referred to as liver spots or age spots, are small flat and dark areas on the skin. Learn More

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a condition that results when our skin experiences an overgrowth of a certain type of yeast. Learn More

Unknown Rashes

A rash is a skin condition in which there is a visible or palpable change to your skin. Learn More

Unwanted Hair

Unwanted hair involves the presence of hair or excess hair in areas of the body that are either visible or create discomfort. Learn More

Vascular Conditions

In a vascular condition, the blood vessels of the body are either damaged or act in such a way to affect the appearance and condition of the skin. Learn More

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition of the skin in which the skin loses its melanocytes, or pigment cells, in certain areas. Learn More

Volume Loss

Also known as soft tissue atrophy, volume loss is a condition in which the skin begins to lose its fullness and elasticity. Learn More

Warts

Warts are a common condition that create small, granular skin growths on the surface of the skin. Learn More

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