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What to expect at a dermatologist appointment?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology

In brief: Depends on problem

Derms are experts on skin, hair, nails and all of their associated conditions.
If you're worried about skin cancer you should ask for a full body skin exam where you are checked from head to foot, looking for any suspicious lesions. If there is a suspicious lesion then a biopsy may be recommended. Describe the problem, give history, have an exam, recommendations will be made.

In brief: Depends on problem

Derms are experts on skin, hair, nails and all of their associated conditions.
If you're worried about skin cancer you should ask for a full body skin exam where you are checked from head to foot, looking for any suspicious lesions. If there is a suspicious lesion then a biopsy may be recommended. Describe the problem, give history, have an exam, recommendations will be made.
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