Dr. Saurabh Lodha Dr. Lodha is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has been published in a variety of medical journals and has particular interests in melanoma, auto-immune diseases of the skin and aesthetic dermatology.
446 West 38th Street, New York, N.Y.
New York , 446 West 38th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018 New York
Dr. Saurabh Lodha
This was my first appointment with a dermatologist and it was a lot less scary than anticipated! Dr. Lodha is full of knowledge and little facts that will make u want to treat your skin with more respect. He did not lecture yet he explained and I was very thankful for that. I would recommend anyone to go and see their new office – it’s great Dr. Lodha, was very reassuring about my concerns. He was also very explicit and caring about the small procedure he was performing. He was very thorough, gave me as much time as I needed, responding to my questions thoroughly. I highly recommend Dr. Lodha...
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
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Full Body Skin Exams

Skin exams are a visual inspection of the entire body for suspicious growths, moles or lesions using a bright light and sometimes a magnifying glass for a closer look. Even the scalp is checked out by parting sections of hair to get a good look.

You should have a skin exam if you have:
– Suspicious moles or skin lesions.
– Symptoms of early skin cancer.
– A history of previous skin cancer.
– 50 or more moles.
– Atypical (unusual) or large moles.
– A family history of skin cancer.

Other signs of melanoma in a mole include changes in:
– Elevation, such as thickening or raising of a previously flat mole.
– Surface, such as scaling, erosion, oozing, bleeding, or crusting.
– Surrounding skin, such as redness, swelling, or small new patches of color around a larger lesion (satellite pigmentations).
– Sensation, such as itching, tingling, or burning.
– Consistency, such as softening or small pieces that break off easily (friability).

Other signs of Skin Cancer Include:
– A firm, transparent bump laced with tiny blood vessels in thin red lines (telangiectasias).
– A reddish or irritated patch of skin.
– A new, smooth skin bump (nodule) with a raised border and indented center.
– A smooth, shiny, or pearly bump that may look like a mole or cyst.
– A shiny area of tight-looking skin, especially on the face, that looks like a scar and has poorly defined edges.
– An open sore that oozes, bleeds, or crusts and has not healed in 3 weeks.
– A persistent red bump on sun-exposed skin.
– A sore that does not heal or an area of thickened skin on the lower lip, especially if you smoke or use chewing tobacco, or your lips are exposed to the sun and wind.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommend that people perform a skin self-exam once a month.