It is a comprehensive exam where the provider will ask you about both your family and personal skin history—whether anyone has had skin cancer, how often you’re exposed to the sun, how many sunburns you’ve had, and of course, whether you’ve ever done any indoor tanning.
The provider will exam every inch of your skin from your scalp to between your toes. If you’re feeling self-conscious, remember that they’ve seen it all before and a few minutes of exposure means knowing the truth about your skin. This is a great time for you to get familiar with your skin also. If you need anything removed, that may happen at a later appointment.
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