Skin cancer and other problems can be treated, and the best outcomes stem from early detection. A full body skin exam by Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, is the best way for men and women in Monroe, Alexandria, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss, Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana, to seek early treatment.
What is a Full Body Skin Exam?
Finding an abnormal growth or patch of skin on your body may cause some anxiety. You may not recognize the abnormality or be able to determine if you need treatment. A full body skin exam by Dr. Hopkins gives you the information that you need to make an informed decision. The exam also helps to locate any abnormalities that you have not found on your own.
How Much Does a Full Body Skin Exam Cost in Monroe, LA and Southlake, TX?
If you are interested in a full body skin exam, we invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Hopkins. We can discuss pricing at that time.
What Are the Benefits of a Full Body Skin Exam?
The primary benefit of a full body skin exam is that skin problems such as cancer, rosacea, and psoriasis are found early, and treatment can be initiated. The exam is performed in our office and takes very little time.
What Should I Expect from a Full Body Skin Exam?
You should not wear makeup or other products that change the color of your skin. Come prepared to discuss any marks or growths that you have found on your body. The information should include when you first noticed the problem and if you have seen any changes. Dr. Hopkins starts the appointment by asking questions about your medical history and how much time you spend in the sun. This is when you will discuss the abnormalities that you have found. The full body skin exam starts at your head and Dr. Hopkins slowly works her way to your feet. She may use a special instrument to allow her to examine a mark more closely.
After the exam, Dr. Hopkins explains her findings and any treatments that she recommends.
Full Body Skin Exam FAQs
How often should I get a full body skin exam?
Dermatologists recommend that you should get a full body skin exam once a year, or on an annual basis. If you are someone who spends a lot of time in the sun or is more prone to developing skin cancer, you may want to schedule full body skin exams more frequently.
Is a full body skin exam covered by insurance?
Most health insurance providers offer partial to full coverage for full body skin exams. If you’re not sure if your insurance covers it, it can be worthwhile to consult with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment.
What should I wear to a dermatologist appointment?
Most full body skin exams will require you to strip down to your underwear. Other than this, there are no clothing requirements for your appointment. Many patients choose to wear clothing that they are comfortable in, and that can be removed easily.
How long does a full body skin exam take?
Be Healthy, Be Beautiful. Contact Hopkins Dermatology Today.
Taking care of your skin is taking care of your health and well-being. A full body skin exam by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D. gives you the information that you need to know about what treatments are needed. If you live in Monroe, Alexandria, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss, Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana, contact us to schedule an appointment for your full body skin exam.
"I was referred by a friend and so thankful for this recommendation. Dr. Hopkins is so pleasant and very thorough. Nice to find a dermatologist who still checks thoroughly for skin cancers, not just concerned with cosmetics. She has found a good balance between the two. She and her staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Hopkins office is also very lovely." - E P.