A doctor who specializes in treating the skin, hair, nails, and mucous syndrome like lining inside the mouth, eyelids and nose is known as a dermatologist. This professional doctor diagnoses and treat diseases like eczema, skin cancer, psoriasis, skin cancer and nail infection. They also help patients improve their appearances in respect of diminishing wrinkles, age spots and other signs of aging. They also help to reduce acne spots after surgery. They see patients of all ages from kids to people over 100 years of age. The advanced version of the study of dermatology includes cosmetic dermatology, mohs surgeon, pediatric dermatology etc.
Things one should be aware of before getting an appointment with a dermatologist:
  • Get referrals of good dermatologist in your locality from the primary care doctors. You can ask for recommendations from your family, relatives and other healthcare providers.
  • Research about the dermatologists credential as to know about his training and skills. Also confirm if the dermatologist has any history of malpractice or disciplinary claims.
  • If you are an introvert or a shy person and feel uncomfortable about discussing personal issues with a doctor of opposite sex, you can take an appointment with the doctor of the same gender.
  • Choose a doctor with whom you are comfortable in talking to. Also don’t shifting your doctor every now and then. This will develop communication hindrances which will take some time to settle down.
  • To pay less out of your pocket, choose a dermatologist who serves for a hospital which is covered under your medical insurance plan.
Advantages of appointing a dermatologist:
  • They help you prevent your skin from aging by suggesting the best ingredients and procedures to keep the skin healthy for years to come.
  • Also prevents premature aging through medicinal usage, treats skin cancer.
  • They also help you to tell you which cosmetic brand would be the best for your skin and also recommend you the right SPF powder sunscreen that you should use as per your skin.
  • They understand your skin and suggest various ways to keep it problem free as per your skin tone and texture.

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