Skin Check Exams
Regular skin exams can be part of your overall health maintenance, especially if you’ve ever had an abnormal skin growth or other issue. If you’ve ever been a skin cancer patient, your physician may want you to have skin check exams at regular intervals.
ZG Wellness can provide a skin check exam and report the results to other physicians you request. Since our medical staff are also highly trained in aesthetics, they can identify skin conditions or suspect areas in great detail.
Here’s what you can expect from a skin check exam: Before your appointment, you’ll be advised to wear your hair down and when you arrive, you’ll be provided with a gown.
Our medical staff will then carefully examine you from head to toe, including your scalp and nails, to spot any abnormalities. If you’ve noticed any issues, please let us know, and we’ll record this as part of your examination.
We may also use specialized instruments to get a better view of your skin. These cause no discomfort, but allow us to observe in more detail. Should we find something questionable, we may perform a biopsy, collecting a small sample of your skin for further examination.
The skin is your body’s largest organ, and most people have skin imperfections of some sort. If something is serious, detecting it early is critical; skin cancers caught early are very treatable and have high long-term survival rates.
Questions We Get From Patients:
Do I need a skin check from ZG Wellness?
Skin checks are often recommended if you have a history of skin cancer in your family, or if you have changes in moles or birthmarks, or if you work at a job that has lots of exposure to sunlight.
Do I need an appointment?
You will need an appointment. You can make one online or by calling us.
What happens if you find a problem?
If we spot an area of concern in a skin check, it can be biopsied and tested.