Skin Check

After Covid halted non emergency doctor visits and a few reschedules later, I was finally able to go to my dermatologist appointment. This was the first time I received a full body skin check. 

At the first of the year, I visited the dermatologist with a concern. I had a tiny red spot on my forehead that would not go away. It turned out to be a minor type of skin cancer called “basal cell Carcinoma”. I had it removed then it was stressed to me to come back and have a full body scan. So I did.


The visit was pleasant and painless but not what I expected. I thought the check would be more thorough. There were no bright lights or magnifying glasses. I had to undress to my under clothes and wait. The dermatologist entered the room and quickly looked through my scalp and worked her way down to my toes. It took no more than 3 minutes for the complete skin check. I’m guessing if she saw some concerns she would have taken a closer look. 

I am happy to announce that I had no questionable spots. She said I only had sun freckles and lectured me on my sun exposure and the need for sun screen to protect my skin from sun damage.


Speaking of sun damage. The dermatologist introduced me to a highly recommended supplement called “Heliocare”. It’s made to reduce the signs of aging and protect the skin from damages caused by the sun. It’s a sun protector that works from the inside out. 

“Where was this stuff 30 years ago?” 


Heliocare is a natural supplement with no side effects and is safe enough for anyone to take. It can be found over the counter in the vitamin section. I think it is costly at a price around 25.00. I was advised to take two capsules a day during the summer with one being taken within an hour to going out into the sunshine. During the Winter I will only need to take one a day. 

We spend a lot of time at the beach and love spending the days relaxing outdoors. These will come in handy for sun lovers like us. Yes, us. My husband plans to take this supplement as well. 

Maybe we can now stop aging? Ha, I wish! 

7 comments

  1. Lisa, I feel the same...where was this supplement years ago. My daughter's like you, loves the sun and beach...so I am telling her of this. Three years ago, I had a tiny spot on my shin removed, it was what you had. I thought it started as a pimple on my leg...I told the N.P. that and she said, "No way did that start as a pimple" My dermatologist said, "Oh yes it could, because most skin cancers look just as a tiny irritation when starting. " I am glad you did your follow up. Stay alert. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Good news!! You have such pretty feet!!!

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  3. Glad you received good news! Sunscreen is so important to wear outside :)

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  4. Okay, my girl used to come in from the doctor and say, "He said every thing looked good!" I always told her I could have told you that, and done it much cheaper. LOL
    So me'n Nick knows 'Our girls look good without someone else telling us.!
    Glad all is well and hope that stops the aging on Nick, nothing helped me. hahaha I got old anyway!
    Love to you guys from Florida where we keep looking for the 'final' touches for our trailer.
    Sherry & jack, 'tis hot down here.

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  5. I'm so glad you had such a great visit!
    Dolly

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  6. Happy to hear all is well.
    I wear sun screen every day!!

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  7. Extremely glad to hear that you have been given a a clean bill of health. Coincidentally I had to go to the dermatologist on the 16th of this month for more or less the same reason. MY doctor wanted the dermatologist to check out some blemishes on my back. It was nothing to worry about as well! When I asked what were they he replied quite tactfully "one gets these blemishes in later years"....right I thought ..in other words when you are old!! ha! ha! keep well Amanda :-)

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