Skin Cancer Symptoms

Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Serving Reston, D.C., Tysons Corner, Ashburn, Virginia.

At WellMedica (Reston) with the use of skin cancer screenings we determine if there are any skin cancer symptoms. Regular examination of the skin for any new or unusual growths, or changes in the size, shape or color of an existing spot, is key to finding and treating skin cancers early. If you find anything suspicious, you should discuss it with a professional like Dr. Dima Ali.

While many skin cancers develop in areas exposed to the sun, they may also develop in areas that are usually hidden from the sun. It is important to examine all of these areas. In addition to examining the legs, trunk, arms, face and neck, it is important to look for signs of skin cancer in the areas between the toes, underneath nails, palms of the hands and soles of the feet, genitals and even the eyes.

Skin Cancer Symptoms and Screenings

One in five Americans will get skin cancer over the course of a lifetime, therefore receiving routine skin cancer screening is very important.  More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, yet fewer than 33% of adults, adolescents and children routinely use sun protection.  Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any skin cancer symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. Because many skin cancers develop where they cannot be seen, there is a good chance you will not catch the symptoms early. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. The skin cancer preventative appointments includes a full body mole mapping, where we use a digital device to scan the full body to keep them on file to watch the growth or to have them removed. Regular examination of skin for any new or unusual gorwths or changes in exisitng moles is crtical. No blood work is conducted at a screening.

Patient Testimonials

"Dr. Dima did my skin cancer check and found an issue that 2 previous doctors had missed. I think she is excellent and am certainly glad I found her." -Paula C.

"I am not one to go to the doctors but I noticed a change in my skin, what looked like a scab that did not heal and thought I might want to get this looked at. I was in the Reston area so I called Dr. Dima’s office. After taking a look at it Dr. Dima stated “let’s be safe, remove it and send it off to the lab”. A week later I got a follow up call. The lab results were positive for skin cancer. Dr. Dima told me to get my butt to her office sooner rather than later. I did not even feel the needle as Dr. Dima numbed the surgical site. Thirty minutes later, I walked out with a slightly larger incision in my chest, that is already fading, and with a few do’s and don’ts. Yesterday I received a follow up call from the good doctor. The results we great; no more cancerous tissue to deal with. The bottom line is I am fortunate to have had Dr. Dima take care of me. Had I not seen her things might have been much worse over time. Her knowledge in skin care and skills as a surgeon may add years to my life and for that I am grateful." - Joe S.

Schedule An Appointment
Visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali, to learn more about the skin cancer symptoms and treatments to exfoliate skin and generate new cell growth. We look forward to seeing you!

Due to the nature of this treatment, a medical consultation with Dr. Dima prior to treatment. Insurance Disclaimer: WellMedica Aesthetic & Anti-Aging does not accept insurance at this time, however we do provide the necessary documents for patients to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement.

*Individual results may vary

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“Dr. Dima is very knowledgeable and very compassionate. She always makes me feel like I’m a priority and makes me so comfortable about my treatments. I think she would be great for teenagers and their skin issues and I would recommend any of my family to go see her.” *

– Kendra

“Dr. Ali not only fixed the physical appearance of my scar, but healed the psychological and emotional scar it caused. She  genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her patients and I trust her implicitly.” *

– B. Paget

“Dr. Ali is not only a beautiful, highly intelligent woman but also an amazing healer. She treated my face, ravaged over time byrosacea, coupled with multiple broken facial blood vessels and transformed what was ruddy, red and sometimes purple hued skin into a clearcomplexioned healthy and totally makeup free face, and I thank her most graciously.” *

– Chris D.

“I think Dr. Ali is very honest and upfront. I didn’t feel I had to get 10 opinions before making a decision. I never feel pressured. Everyone is professional and top notch, the type of people you want to work with. I think the whole office atmosphere is wonderful, I feel friendly with everyone that works there and I love the products. When you don’t come often you feel guilty. It’s usually a family affair to come see Dr. Ali; it’s me, my daughter and granddaughter, it’s a 2 hour drive so we make a day of it.” *

– Bonnie P.

“When I see Dr. Ali I am treated superbly in everyway, I would not go anywhere else! I wish my family lived locally so they could see her too.” *

– M. Stewart

*Individual results may vary.

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