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When you see your dermatologist for a skin cancer screening, there are several things that he looks for. If you’re curious about what melanoma looks like, then watch this video for tips on identifying this form of skin cancer.

First, your dermatologist will check your moles for signs of asymmetry or an irregular pattern along the edge. Also, moles normally have sharp, clear borders, while the pigment tends to bleed into the normal skin tissue in the case of melanoma. Finally, a mole with multiple colors, that is changing in appearance, or that is new and larger than 6mm should be evaluated by a dermatologist.

If you are overdue for a skin cancer screening or have questions about skin care, then come and see us at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology. Please call 801-266-8841 to schedule your appointment with one of our dermatologists in Salt Lake City.