When it comes to the health of your skin, early detection is key—in fact, it can even save your life. Noticing changes as soon as they occur can greatly reduce your risk of skin cancer and other serious skin conditions. With this in mind, beyond regularly examining your skin yourself, it’s vital that you visit a dermatologist for annual skin checks. When an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Gurgen regularly evaluates your skin, it’s much easier to spot discolorations, growths, bumps or other abnormalities as they occur. Those abnormalities can then be tested and/or biopsied as appropriate, revealing any cause for concern as soon as possible.