Why technology will not replace your doctor (though it will help you out)

SkinVision’s app to detect melanoma

Thanks to the always developing technology there are tools that can help detect skin cancer and also help you monitor your moles in time so as to discover any abnormal growth on your skin. It’s good to know when to use them and when to go straight to the doctor.

What is Skin Cancer?

There are a number of very advanced tools that help detect and monitor skin disease. They are getting better and less intrusive every day. Some examples include laser technology, spectroscopic techniques, and algorithms that learn from image databases. SkinVision’s app to detect melanoma is an example of that. A dermatologist can understand your skin health problems in a context, however. Why your doctor will always be the best choice for further investigation:

Customized skincare advice

A dermatologist can teach you how to look at your skin and minimize skin damage over time. This may mean recommendations of changing personal lifestyles to better suit your body health.

Examination of suspicious tissue

If a mole shows signs of melanoma then the doctor can remove some or all of the suspicious tissue and examine it for cancerous cells.

Skin cancer pictures

Treatment of any type of skin diseases or scars

This may include eczema, psoriasis, scars from burns and acne, to name just a few common examples. Side effects from medications that you are taking may also find their solution at the dermatologist’s office.

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