Monitor your moles with MySkinCheck
The sun contributes to our health and our well-being, but it is nonetheless hazardous when exposure is intense and/or prolonged. Without preventive measures, this false friend can promote the onset of potentially dangerous skin damage. Whatever the skin type, dermatologists recommend regular screening.
The sun is not your skin's friend
The sun's benefits are known by everyone. It affects our mood and plays a key role in the body. For example, the action of UVB rays allows the skin to synthesize vitamin D, strengthening the bones and immune system.
But in the event of overexposure, the trend reverses and ultraviolet rays reveal their particularly harmful effects. UVA rays are all the more dangerous in that they are insidious. Depending on on individual's phototype, everyone can evaluate his or her personal risk level associated with sun exposure. For even greater safety, this evaluation should be carried out in conjunction with a self-examination at least once a year as well as a specialist diagnosis, enabling you to detect any high-risk moles.
Free screening near you
90%* of skin cancers are curable if treated in time. Regular diagnosis is therefore essential. A pioneering sun damage prevention brand for nearly ten years, La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory is partnering up with Melanoma Day, a large-scale free screening operation organized in over 30 countries and involving over 7,350 dermatologists. Thanks to this initiative, over 95,000 patients have been examined and 9,397 cancerous lesions have been screened.
*Syndicat français des dermatologues et vénérologues (French association of dermatologists and venerologists)/March 10, 2008
Get to know your skin better with MySkinCheck
La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory has developed Myskincheck.org, an interactive site approved by a committee of experts who specialize in skin cancers. Accessible to everyone, the aim of this site is to offer you guidance on how to regularly monitor your skin.
Using personalized tools and simple self-examination methods
You learn to map your moles, detect any suspect lesions and quickly evaluate your skin's risk level against melanoma.
The ABCDE method allows you to look for the five clinical evaluation criteria:
- Border - irregular
- Color - uneven
- Diameter - above 6 mm
- Evolution - of size, color or thickness
This home evaluation, which does not replace a consultation with a dermatologist, is extremely important, helping to save time and anticipate any potential risks. MySkinCheck also tells you the best way you can protect yourself from the sun.
Committed to skin cancer for 10 years
If detected in time, 90% of skin cancers can be cured.
Working alongside dermatologists, La Roche-Posay is committed
to detecting and preventing skin cancers.
A public interest mission
A valued partner to dermatologists, La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory is committed to fighting skin cancer. By supporting screening operations and educational workshops, it assists dermatologists in their mission to prevent and educate people about cancer.