Dermscopy at DSCMD- your Charlotte dermatologist

Dermoscopy is offered at DSCMD Dermoscopy refers to the examination of the skin using skin surface microscopy, and is also called ‘epiluminoscopy’ and ‘epiluminescent microscopy’. IT is used, mainly,  to evaluate pigmented skin lesions. When used by experienced dermatologists, it can make it easier to diagnose melanoma. Frequently asked questions about dermoscopy Why should a dermatologist buy digital equipment for dermoscopic examination? There are various instruments available today. Using these digital instruments allows exams of skin lesions to be easily performed and will provide a more accurate diagnosis. It also prevents unnecessary excisions, without possibly missing a melanoma.  DSCMD takes dermoscopic photos in our office of any suspicious lesions and we continue to monitor them. Why should a dermatologist start doing dermoscopy? This question is easy to answer. Because she/he will increase her/his diagnostic accuracy for pigmented skin lesions in general and early invasive melanoma, including melanoma in situ in particular. Should dermoscopic examinations only be performed by experts? Experts, such as dermatologists, are always better than less trained non-experts. The same is true for every field. Knowledge and expertise with dermoscopy increases with time. Dr Nixon has been using this technique for 10 years and Dr Haught for 5 years. Do…

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