Top 5 Things to Look for in a Self-Skin Exam

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Self-Skin Exam:

  1. Any new dark or changing moles
  2. A mole that has irregular color or irregular borders
  3. Moles greater than the size of a pencil eraser
  4. New pink or pearly bumps that don’t go away within one month
  5. Pink scaly patches that don’t resolve within one month

If you find a lesion with any of the above changes or any other worrisome lesion, see a board certified dermatologist for evaluation.  Annual full body skin exams are important to catch lesions in hard to watch areas.

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