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Reasons to Visit a Dermatologist

Your health is important, and it’s up to you to make sure you take care of yourself so you can lead a long, happy life. If it has been a while since you have been to the dermatologist, or any doctor at all, now is the time to make an appointment. Your skin gets exposed to the elements every day, and needs to be examined in order to make sure it is healthy. Read on to learn why you should visit the dermatologist. Acne Acne can be more than just an embarrassing condition in teenagers. Many adults experience acne as well, and not all cases respond to over-the-counter treatments. If you have acne that is painful, chronic, or detrimental to your self-esteem, a dermatologist can evaluate your skin and recommend prescription treatments. Eczema Eczema is a chronic skin irritation that is relatively common, and affects people of all ages. It causes scaly patches on the skin which can be very itchy and uncomfortable. During your visit to the dermatologist, he will evaluate your overall medical history and look for potential causes for the eczema. He may prescribe medications to keep outbreaks under control and make them less uncomfortable. Skin Cancer Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and can be disfiguring or even fatal. Changes in existing moles or new mole growths can indicate certain types of skin cancer, which is why you should visit a dermatologist to establish a baseline during a skin exam. Once your doctor is able to evaluate your skin, it will be easier to track any changes that occur in subsequent visits. Education Even if you have been lucky enough to have healthy-looking skin without any major problems, it’s still a good idea to visit the dermatologist. Your doctor can educate you on the best ways to take care of your skin to keep it problem-free for as long as possible. Take care of your health and call Specialists in Dermatology at (520) 382-3330. As the largest dermatology practice in Southern Arizona, we offer a broad range of services to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Visit our website for more information.