Do you ever wonder when it’s time to visit a dermatologist? Obviously if you have moderate to severe acne, you should see one. Think twice before you turn to google to treat your symptoms that require a professional. And I am not just referring to your yearly mole check.

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Signs you should visit a dermatologist:

 

  • Growing mole- A change in the size or appearance of your mole.
  • Rashes- If your rash is a significant size, a dermatologist may need to prescribe an antibiotic orprescription to treat it.
  • Hair thinning- A dermatologist can help determine if there is a medical or hormonal cause and offer treatment plans.
  • Moderate to severe acne/rosacea-A dermatologist can prescribe a topical medication to help minimize further blemishes or breakouts.
  • Scar treatment- “Dermatologists can help reduce the appearance of scars by doing light therapy, scar removal, or prescribe a topical medication.”
  • Excessive dry skin can be a result of eczema or psoriasis. It can be uncomfortable and itchy. A dermatologist can prescribe a topical treatment.
  • Dry scalp- If you experience a dry scalp with excessive flakiness, a dermatologist can suggest over the counter products or steroid medications. They can also help control eczema/psoriasis on the scalp as well.
  • Excessive sweating- Dermatologists can treat this by administering Botox in problematic areas or laser treatments
  • Skin disorders that won’t heal- Your dermatologist can prescribe a treatment for skin issues that won’t heal in order to prevent scars, rashes or infections.

Dermatologists vs. Estheticians:

I recently wrote an article about dermatologists vs. estheticians  on my blog. If you are curious about the difference between the two skincare professionals.

Most of the time,  you will return to your dermatologist to either refill a prescription or if your receiving professional treatments. While estheticians can carry out many of the treatments dermatologists can, estheticians are not qualified to prescribe medical treatments. Examples include, Botox, fillers,  prescribing acne treatments, and treating skin cancers.

To read more about the differences between estheticians and dermatologist, visit my article HERE.

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Source: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/a-z/hyperhidrosis-treatment

when to see a dermatologist

Sources: 

https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/a-z/hyperhidrosis-treatment

 

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