During the procedure, the skin is examined with a magnifying lamp first, and then a dermoscopy is performed using a handheld skin microscope called a dermatoscope. Any spots of interest are recorded and analysed or excised if need be.
Treatment will usually be carried out during consultation, e.g., biopsy or cryotherapy for sunspots. Surgical excisions, however, will usually be scheduled for a separate appointment. Total body photography may be recommended if you are an appropriate high-risk patient, and this is arranged at a separate appointment.
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