At some time in our lives, almost every one of us will have a benign growth somewhere on our skin. In most cases, they’re not a threat to your health and can be removed easily and painlessly at the dermatologist’s office. What matters most is getting routine skin exams so your dermatologist can keep an eye out for anything that might be more serious. If you notice something on your skin that wasn’t there before, schedule a skin growth check as soon as possible.
Don’t Panic, But Don’t Ignore It
If you’re not checking your own skin for changes on a regular basis, you should be. No matter how careful we are with sunscreen, hats, and other protective measures, we all get some sun exposure on our skin, and whether they’re related to sun exposure or not, we all get weird little growths on our skin from time to time. If you find one, don’t panic, because in most cases, it’s going to turn out to be some type of benign growth – meaning it is not cancerous. To be on the safe side, though, you can’t assume that it’s nothing. Stay calm and get it checked out by a dermatologist as soon as possible.
What Will Happen At My Visit?
Sometimes, people are afraid of what will happen when they visit the dermatologist for a skin exam or a skin growth check. Many times, they can tell by looking at a skin growth that it’s benign, but if there’s any question, they’ll take a small sample called a biopsy for testing, then remove the growth right there in the office. It’s fast and you’ll experience little to no pain throughout the process.
Help! Is This A Benign Growth?
If you need a routine skin exam or a skin growth check in Orlando, Derrow Dermatology is here to help you protect your health. Call us or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art facility, and we’ll work together to keep your skin healthy and your mind at ease.