In addition to his extensive experience and expertise in skincare, Dr. Arlette uses two special tools that give him a better view of the skin and assess concerning marks or moles.
The first is a ceiling-mounted, wavelength specific lighting that illuminates the skin for a closer examination of areas of concern. This lighting allows Dr. Arlette to make a more accurate diagnosis of some skin conditions.
The second tool is an epiluminescence dermatoscope, which is a microscope used to magnify specific areas of skin. Studies have shown an epiluminescence dermatoscope may provide a more accurate skin assessment than an examination done solely by the naked eye. This tool is used by Dr. Arlette to evaluate microscopic changes to the skin for early diagnosis of skin cancers and other conditions.
After the examination, patients have a consultation with Dr. Arlette to discuss any findings or potential concerns. At that time, Dr. Arlette may make recommendations for skin care products or procedures as appropriate. Patients will have the chance to ask questions, so that they come away from their Total Skin Review with a deeper, more thorough knowledge of their skin.