To begin with, before you apply anything to the area...
- Take out your cell phone or camera and take a picture of it.
Sometimes, ointments or creams can change the actual appearance of the lesion making it more difficult for your physician to make an accurate diagnosis. If you do self-treat, give yourself a specific time line, usually a week or so, to reevaluate it to see if it is improving and resolving or getting bigger, darker or more raised. If not resolving, the area should be examined by a physician and the photograph that you took will be helpful so bring it with you on your appointment.
At your appointment with us, we will take a history and examine the entire area to be certain there are no other skin lesions of concern. A small piece of the skin lesion may be removed and sent to a skin pathologist to confirm a diagnosis and proper treatment. A follow up appointment to review everything and initiate treatment will be made before you leave your first visit.
Together we can diagnose and resolve skin lesions that may be a concern before they develop into something that is more difficult to manage. Call us today.
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