Skin Screenings are Key to Early Detection
Being subject to the sun’s dangerous UV rays year-round is simply a fact of life in Florida. So, it’s no wonder that regular visits to a highly trained and experienced dermatologist are critical to your health – especially when you live in the Sunshine State.
Full-body skin screenings are key to the early detection of skin cancer, which is estimated to affect 1 in 5 Americans at some point in their lives.
That’s why you’ll want to make an appointment to visit Dr. Yvette Tivoli at Atlantic Derm in Delray Beach. Her extensive medical background includes being double board-certified in dermatology and family medicine. She is especially adept at the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of skin conditions, including skin cancer.
What to Expect
When you visit Atlantic Derm for a preventive skin screening, you can expect a quick, painless, and comprehensive checkup that includes a thorough review of your medical history and a head-to-toe examination of your skin.
Abnormalities Dr. Tivoli may be looking for during a skin screening include:
- Moles that are asymmetric, have uneven borders, or are especially large
- Skin lesions, especially those that aren’t properly healing
- Bumps that are rough-looking, scaly, pink, or pearly
In most cases, she will take a sample (biopsy) of any suspicious or problematic areas she finds during the screening and send it to the lab for testing. Biopsy is the only way to diagnose skin cancer.
Depending on the results of your screening, Dr. Tivoli will take the time to explain any issues or conditions, as well as treatment options. As other patients of hers can attest, she takes the time to understand your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
How often you’ll need a complete skin screening will depend on your medical or family history. In many cases, being screened once a year is sufficient for the early identification of potential skin problems. Dr. Tivoli can also demonstrate how to check your own skin in between visits.
Call Atlantic Derm to Schedule a Skin Screening
When’s the last time you had a skin screening by a dermatologist? Don’t let suspicious moles or patches of skin go untreated. If nothing else, a visit to Atlantic Derm will put any concerns you may have to rest. The first step is to call (561) 802-SKIN (7546) to schedule your appointment or you can request one online.