5 Reasons to See a Dermatologist
Eileen Bailey | Jan 23, 2013
Dermatologists are trained medical specialists who deal with conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. There are many reasons you may want to see a dermatologist, but here are the five most common.
Although many people treat acne with over-the-counter products, there are times a dermatologist can help. If these types of treatment aren’t working or you are embarrassed br your condition or your acne is causing scarring, you should consider seeing a dermatologist.
Early detection of skin cancer is important and experts suggest seeing a dermatologist on an annual basis for skin cancer screenings. If you notice any changes, such as in the shape, size or color of any moles or spots on your skin, you should see a dermatologist. And, of course, if you have or have had skin cancer, you should visit your dermatologist for regular follow-up care.
Treatment of skin conditions
Dermatologists can perform procedures to help with appearance, such as liposuction, wrinkle fillers, laser skin treatment, hair removal and improvement of scars. They can also help with spider veins and pigmentation issues. Remember, your insurance may not pay for visits to your dermatologist for cosmetic reasons so be sure to check before going.
Dermatologists can help you prepare a sun safety regimen, help you understand your skin type and which products would be best to use, give you information on skin care, nails and hair. Your dermatologist is a wealth of information to help you better care for your skin all year long.