Skin Exams & Preventive Care
Annual skin exams and preventative care is important no matter what your age. GK Dermatology provides Weymouth MA skin exams and consultations on steps that you can add to your preventative care skin routine to maintain healthy, youthful skin.
Regular skin exams by a dermatologist can help diagnose skin cancer and signs of skin aging early. Additionally, periodic skin self-examinations are helpful. Specific instructions on how to perform skin self-examinations are provided by your dermatologist during the annual skin examinations. It is recommended that patients perform monthly skin self-examinations in order to detect any atypical growths. Most patients can tell when one of their moles or other growths looks different or is growing in an odd fashion. The ABCDE’s of pigmented lesions, described in Skin Cancer Screening section, is an easy way to remember the most common features of atypical moles and melanoma. If you notice that a mole that doesn’t look as before, please show it to your dermatologist soon.
Preventive care is of extreme importance in maintaining and restoring a youthful appearance that helps in the development of positive self-esteem. Dermatologists emphasize that healthy skin and good skin care habits begin in childhood. Sun exposure is involved in skin cancer formation, photo-damage and premature skin aging. Sun protection, including limiting sun exposure and regular sunscreen use, should start in childhood, and is currently the single, most important aspect of preventive care.
Other preventative strategies should be incorporated in a patient’s daily routine. Medical-grade skin care products can help you achieve, maintain, and enhance your healthy skin, and it is important to consult your dermatologist before making a choice. Dr. Kroumpouzos and his qualified staff will evaluate your skin type, i.e. normal, dry, oily or sensitive, and provide you with a personalized daily skin care regimen. Establishing a daily routine is extremely important, especially with anti-aging products. The line of medical-grade skin care products at GK Dermatology focuses on exceptional protection, hydration, rejuvenation, and maintenance. Our products are essential in the prevention of photo-damage and reversal of signs of aging skin. Additionally, we will discuss maintenance procedures such as chemical peels and light-based therapies that can keep your skin look its very best.