5 Common Reasons To See a Dermatologist

When it comes to your skin, hair, and nails a dermatologist is the medical practitioner to call.  With thousands of conditions that can affect your skin, there are many reasons to see a dermatologist. Some conditions cause mild symptoms, while others can be serious and interfere with your everyday life.  Here are the 5 most common reasons to see a dermatologist:

MOLES AND SUN SPOTS

No matter if your mole has been there since birth, or showed up a couple of months ago, a yearly skin exam to examine your moles is necessary. Especially if you get a lot of sun exposure. Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer and identifying cancerous spots early can save your life! Schedule your skin exam today with The Dermatology Center.

ACNE

If you have been using over-the-counter skin treatments to treat your acne and it’s been two to three months without much success, it’s time to see a dermatologist. A dermatologist can determine what kind of prescription would be most effective for your acne and lifestyle. If your acne is causing scarring and/or feelings of embarrassment, it’s time to make a change and see a dermatologist who can find you a solution and build back your confidence.

ITCHY SKIN

Call your dermatologist if you have been itching an area for more than a week. Itching can be caused by various factors: an allergic reaction to medications, or a common, chronic condition known as eczema. After examining your skin and reviewing your medical history, the dermatologist can recommend the appropriate treatment. Click here to learn more about Eczema.

DISCOLORED SKIN

Have you been noticing tan patches of skin on your face or body? A hormonal reaction to sun exposure called Melasma could be developing. If your skin does not respond to over-the-counter therapies, visit a dermatologist. They can provide stronger bleaching agents, chemical peels, laser treatments and sunscreen that will provide noticeable results.

RED SKIN FLARE-UPS

Skin flare-ups can be caused by big, difficult life changes. If you are noticing that your skin is looking flushed or experiencing red patches of skin, it’s time to call a dermatologist. Red skin flare-ups could be caused by eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, or even psoriasis. A dermatologist will examine the area of concern and recommend the right medication, laser therapy or lifestyle changes to resolve or help control your symptoms.

If you’re having issues with your skin, hair, or nails - set aside self-diagnosing and see a dermatologist. As the skin experts, The Dermatology Center can advise you on the most appropriate procedures and treatments for your concerns, educate you about protecting your skin, and recommend the best products for you. Contact The Dermatology Center Today!