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How to Examine Your Skin

AAD Body Mole Map

American Academy of Dermatology’s Body Mole Map

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has a wonderful guide for skin cancer self-examination, called the Body Mole Map. It teaches you how to examine your skin, what to look for in moles, and how to chart them.

Click here to view and download and follow the directions:

  1. Examine Your Skin
  2. ABCDEs of Melanoma
  3. Record Your Spots

In addition to regular self-examinations, annual total body skin checks are an essential part of your preventative health care regimen. It’s a new year—time to come in!

Schedule your appointment today—we can often accommodate same day appointments. Give us a call at 310.546.1188 or request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you!

About Dr. M + Team

Founded by Dr. Ashley Magovern, a board-certified dermatologist and South Bay native, Manhattan Dermatology offers the latest in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology services in a friendly, intimate environment. Our skilled, compassionate team delivers exceptional state-of-the-art care using the most advanced treatments and technologies, including laser services, Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening, injectables such as Botox and Juvederm, liquid face lifts, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation and sclerotherapy. We partner closely with you to solve your skin care concerns, be it sun damage or acne, wrinkles or redness, brown spots or unwanted hair. We want you to walk out of our door feeling special, radiant, and confident in your skin.
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