Why You Should See a Dermatologist

Dermatologists are physicians who can help you keep your skin healthy. When you have a trusted dermatologist by your side during your healthcare journey, you’ll have the confidence to know you can face any skincare issues that might come up. But, you can only do that if you visit with your dermatologist at least once a year.

Keep reading below to see why you should include a visit to a dermatologist as part of your yearly health care routine.

Discussion of skin care

Everyone’s skin is different, and our skin changes over time.  A dermatologist can evaluate your skin type and condition and help you develop a personalized skin care routine to keep your skin healthy.

Evaluation of skin lesions

We all have various lesions on our skin.  Dermatologists have broad knowledge of the common and uncommon spots and bumps that are found on the skin.  During a visit with a dermatologist you will learn more about which ones are normal and which ones might need to be monitored or removed.

Slow Down Aging

Although aging is inevitable, there are many things that can accelerate or slow down the process.  A dermatologist can help you develop a plan to slow and, to some degree, reverse the changes in appearance of aging skin.  Your daily skin care routine can greatly impact how quickly or slowly your skin develops discoloration, wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Skin inflammation

There are many reasons our skin can become inflamed.  This is often signaled by pinkness, itching and/or flaking of the skin.  Dermatologists are experts in these issues and can educate you and prescribe treatments to return your skin to its normal state.  There are numerous topical and systemic (pills or injections) that treat various inflammatory skin conditions, and there are new treatments continuously in development.  Visiting a dermatologist about your skin issues can make a big difference in how comfortable you are in your skin.

Dermatologists provide these services and more.  They play an important role in educating patients on skin care, evaluating skin lesions, treating skin issues and providing routine skin examinations. Because of this, at least annual visits to a dermatologist is a valuable part of a health maintenance plan.  If you haven’t already, we encourage you to schedule your next appointment with one of our providers at Avail Dermatology or with another trusted dermatologist in the Atlanta area.