Full Body Skin Exam Tips

Video Transcript:

Here’s another daily tip from your local dermatologist. 

So we all know that you’re supposed to get a full body skin exam by a dermatologist every year. But how do you make those appointments better? Let’s give you some tips here.

Tip #1: Please shower!

Tip #2: Please do not come in with makeup on. We can’t see underneath makeup, and we can’t see underneath nail polish. So please, no makeup, no nail polish, so we can give you a thorough examination.

Tip #3: If you want a certain gender in the exam room with you, so that we can examine the parts that you’re concerned with? Please plan ahead and ask for that certain gender of provider. 

Tip #4: Please come in with the diagram on the American Academy of Dermatology Mole Map of where you think suspicious things are, and hand it to your dermatologist. We want your help!

And Tip #5: Please write down any questions that you have that you want us to answer. Now don’t come in with two pages of questions. We all know we can’t get through all that and do a good job. Please pick your top 1 2 or 3 issues so that we can address those appropriately. Because we want to help you as much as possible. Thank you.

Dr. Reagan Anderson is a local dermatologist from Colorado Springs.