A full body skin exam is one of the best ways to ensure the early detection of skin cancer and any other serious skin health problems. At The Herschthal Practice, we offer full body skin exams to residents of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, FL.
What is a Full Body Skin Exam?
A full body skin exam is a thorough examination of the skin in order to detect any unusual growths. This involves a head-to-toe examination of the skin, with a focus on the areas that are commonly exposed to the sun and more likely to develop skin cancer. Full body skin exams are also a great opportunity to ask your doctor about any concerns that you have regarding your skin health.
When Should I Get a Full Body Skin Exam?
It is recommended to get skin exams once a year in order to maximize the chance of detecting skin cancer early. Living in Florida, we are commonly exposed to harsh sunlight which increases our risk of developing skin cancer. Patients who are frequently in the sun may choose to have exams more frequently. Additionally, if you have any concerns regarding new or unusual growths in the skin, you should schedule a full body skin exam.
What Happens if Skin Cancer is Discovered During My Exam?
If we discover any unusual growths during your full body skin exam, the first step is performing a biopsy on the affected area. This will tell us whether the growth is pre-cancerous, cancerous, or even harmless. If we determine that you have a cancerous growth, we may recommend one of our skin cancer removal treatments. The Herschthal Practice specializes in skin cancer treatments and other medical dermatology services, so you are in good hands if a cancerous growth is detected during your exam.
How Much Does a Full Body Skin Exam Cost in Boca Raton, FL?
As full body skin exams are a vital part of preventing and detecting skin cancer, many insurance companies offer partial coverage of this examination. To determine the exact cost of your full body skin exam, schedule a consultation with us today. To help keep our treatments both affordable and accessible, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing through CareCredit®.
If it’s time for your annual full body skin exam, contact us today to schedule your appointment. The Herschthal Practice offers full body skin exams and skin cancer treatments to men and women living in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of Florida.