Beaird Dermatology is your premier center for medical and cosmetic dermatology services. Located in Illinois and led by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Leslie Beaird, the experts at Beaird Dermatology are proud to offer cutting-edge dermatologic treatments, including laser treatments, for men and women in Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Arlington, Elk Grove, Chicago, and the surrounding areas of Illinois.
Early detection and diagnosis are important to improve outcomes for treatment of common skin issues, including skin cancer. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Beaird recommends that men and women have a thorough yearly skin exam.
What are Yearly Skin Exams?
A yearly skin exam involves a close examination of your skin to identify any issues and initiate treatment when required. Our yearly skin exam includes your entire body and face. During the exam, Dr. Beaird plays close attention to any moles and other signs of potential problems.
Benefits of Yearly Skin Exams
Yearly skin exams are very easy for patients of all ages. It is a good opportunity for you to learn more about your skin and what you can do to keep it healthy. Dr. Beaird may also find early signs of aging and more serious concerns, and she will provide expert guidance on steps you should take.
Why Should I Get a Yearly Skin Exam?
The primary reason why annual skin exams are recommended for men and women is to identify signs of skin cancer. Melanoma is the most serious type of cancer, and it can easily spread to surrounding tissues and other parts of your body. Unfortunately, melanoma can be difficult to locate on your own. Dr. Beaird’s yearly skin exams give you peace of mind.
What Happens During a Yearly Skin Exam?
Dr. Beaird starts the examination from your scalp and slowly works down to your toes. She makes notes of any moles and other skin flaws that may need close monitoring. She explains her findings as she works, so you can better monitor changes to your skin.
What Happens After a Yearly Skin Exam?
If Dr. Beaird finds any cosmetic or medical concerns during your yearly skin exam, she recommends the most appropriate treatment. She also explains any lifestyle changes that may be needed to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging. Each year, Dr. Beaird compares the results of your exam with the previous year to carefully monitor any changes that may require intervention.
Who Can Perform Yearly Skin Exams?
Dermatologists are the best option for yearly skin exams. This type of medical professional is specially trained in skin health, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic and medical conditions that affect the health and appearance of your skin.
Beaird Dermatology provides men and women in Illinois with advanced cosmetic and medical dermatology services. Located in the Hoffman Estates, the medical professionals at Beaird Dermatology are proud to serve residents of Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Arlington, Elk Grove, Chicago, and the surrounding areas of Illinois. To learn more about our yearly skin exams and other services, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.