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Do I Need to See A Dermatologist?

When to See Your Skincare Provider

If you are researching a skin condition online, it may be time to see your skincare provider. Whenever you get the urge to ask "Dr. Google” about your skincare questions and needs, instead make an appointment with our dermatology providers. Questions about your skin are a sign that it may be time for a check-up or Annual Total Body Skin Exam.

Dermatology providers are trained in conditions of the hair, nails and skin. Therefore, they are best suited to provide you with the most accurate information about skin, hair and nail problems. For example, if you have a suspicious lesion on your skin, your provider can work directly with our pathology lab to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan in the most efficient manner. For skin conditions such as acne or eczema, a skin provider can provide you with the results you are looking for.


What are some common reasons to see a skincare provider?

If you have a rash or other skin condition that covers more than 10% of your body, or is causing moderate discomfort, it’s smart to see your provider. If you have a non-healing wound, it is also wise to see your skin provider to prevent infection, or to rule out something serious. Other skin conditions may be a sign of an underlying autoimmune disorder or other condition. Your skin care provider is trained in how to detect underlying skin conditions by evaluating the presence of your skin. Some common symptoms for which its best to see your skin care provider immediately include:

Skin Infections

  • Persistent redness, warmth, and swelling.
  • Spreading rashes or blisters.
  • Signs of infection, such as pus or increasing pain

Skin Changes and Growths

  • Sudden changes in the size, shape, or color of moles.
  • New or changing pigmented lesions.
  • Unexplained lumps or bumps.

Chronic Skin Issues

  • Psoriasis flare-ups.
  • Persistent eczema that doesn't respond to over-the-counter treatments.
  • Long-lasting acne issues despite proper care.

What To Expect During Your Dermatology Appointment

It's Time to See a Dermatology Provider

Whether you're dealing with persistent skin issues or aiming to maintain optimal skin health, consulting a dermatologist is a proactive step towards personalized care. Do not wait for minor concerns to escalate – prioritize your skin health. Schedule an appointment today and let our expert dermatology providers guide your journey towards healthier, radiant skin. 

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