Preventive skin exams by a board certified dermatologist are recommended to identify changes in your skin which may lead to skin cancer. Regular skin checks by a doctor are especially important for people who have already had skin cancer.
During the exam, your physician will look at your skin and identify any areas that look abnormal. Your physician will then be able to explain any findings and work with you on treatment plans as necessary. In addition, your physician can instruct you on safe skin care practices.