Lesions that change are considered to be the ones that have suffered a change of size, shape and/or color over a certain period of time. We call that evolution.
Newly acquired skin lesions in adults
New skin lesion on the cheek. The photo on the left is from an ID issued 2 years earlier. Newly acquired lesion has developed a year ago, and has had permanently slowly grown, changed shape and color.
The ones that look different from other lesions
A change that stands out, that has no “brothers or sisters”, that does not look like any other change on your body, is always for dermoscopic analysis.
Skin lesions that are hyperpigmented on the periphery
All lesions with peripheral hyperpigmentation are due for dermoscopic examination.
Exceptionaly dark skin lesions
Black and intensely blue skin lesions are mandated for a dermoscopic analysis, with a disregard to their size.
Any skin lesions that make You concerned
And at the end, if You are concerned about any lesion on Your skin, we advise You do a dermoscopic examination.
Atypicity in ABCDE rules of clinical examination
All lesions that are atypical in the sense of ABCDE rules of clinical examination are advised to be dermoscopically analyzed.