Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

What to Expect During a Full Body Skin Exam?

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Have you scheduled your full body skin exam this year? It is an exam that could save your life. While you may think you know your skin well enough to detect gradual changes in moles or lesions, it can be very difficult to not only see all parts of your body by yourself but also determine which spots are suspicious if you don’t have the medical training. A board certified dermatologist carries years of specialized training in detecting cancerous lesions on your skin. A full body skin check is nothing to be intimidated about; it is quick, painless and extremely important.

To put your mind at ease, a full body skin check doesn’t take hours to perform. In fact, it is typically a 15 to 20 minute process that involves one of our dermatologists looking at each body part from head to toe. (Remember that skin cancer can occur anywhere on your body!) Because of their trained eye in detecting skin cancer, our dermatologists can quickly scan your body and take note of the moles or lesions that look concerning. We may use a special magnifying glass to take a closer look at your skin and/or take photographs of moles that we’d like to monitor over time. It is very important that you come ready to discuss any specific changes in your skin that you have noticed over the past year or less. Your skin history is a valuable component of your full body exam. Other conditions can also be discussed and noted during this appointment such as acne, eczema, rosacea, or warts.

After your exam, we will discuss any follow-up appointments you may need. If there is a suspicious lesion, we may recommend a biopsy or skin excision. This can sometimes be performed at the same appointment if time allows. Depending on the findings of your skin check and your skin care history, we will suggest a timeframe for your next full body exam.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, affecting approximately one in five people. If not detected early, skin cancer can spread and be fatal. Letting your dermatologist take a careful look at your skin each year can truly save your life. To schedule your full body skin exam with Olansky Dermatology in Atlanta, please call our office today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484

 

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.