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Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy is the examination of skin lesions with a Dermatoscope. A Dermatoscope is a tool, which traditionally consists of a magnifier light-source device that when used by a trained specialist allows for enhanced inspection of skin lesions.
Why Do We Use Dermoscopy?
  • To help differentiate a malignant from a non-malignant skin lesion.
  • To visualize subsurface skin structures without the hindrance of skin surface reflections.
  • It may also allow clinicians to determine the surgical margin for skin cancers that are difficult to define with the naked eye.
What are the Advantages of Using Dermoscopy?
  • Better diagnostic accuracy of skin cancers.
  • Reduction in unnecessary biopsies and excisions of benign lesions.
  • Diagnosis of very early skin cancers.
  • Monitoring dark moles for changes.
What Training is Required to Perform Dermoscopy?
  • Many Dermatologists gain expertise in their residency.
  • Annual conferences and presentations on the latest techniques on using dermoscopy.
  • Literature and research is continuously being published from Dermatologists who specialize in dermoscopy.

Sarasota 

3355 Clark Road #101
Sarasota, Florida 34231

Phone: 941.921.4131
Fax: 941.921.4173

Englewood

699 S. Indiana Ave
Englewood, FL 34223

Phone: 941.474.8811
Fax: 941.473.0058

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