A dermatologist is a professional you can see if there are any issues with your skin. This is someone who will often get up close and personal in order to examine areas of your skin that are a concern. Several treatment options are available depending on what you’re experiencing and the severity of the issue. Before you visit the office, there are a few things you should keep in mind about your dermatologist so that you’re prepared for the visit. Here at our offices in Winter Haven and Sebring, we are proud to offer professional medical dermatology to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
Before you go to the office, make a list of the questions that you have as well as the concerns that you have about your skin. You should also make a list of the things that you’ve noticed about your skin and whether there are certain materials or products that make the condition worse or better. This information will help the dermatologist craft a treatment plan that is beneficial for your health. Keep in mind that you might need to try a few different treatment options before finding the one that works for your skin type and condition.
Take pictures to your dermatologist so he or she can get a good look at your skin and what you’re experiencing when you’re at home. Sometimes, your skin might not be irritated or the condition might not be in full force when you visit the office. You should also take a few pictures of your skin before the condition started. Make a list of things that you’re using that are different in your home so that your dermatologist can try to come to a conclusion about what could be causing your issue. Inform the doctor about your medical history as some issues with your skin can be hereditary.
Although a dermatologist has likely seen several types of skin conditions, keep in mind that you shouldn’t expect a miracle. Our team will do everything possible to treat the issue with a wide range of options available in professional medical dermatology including medications, lasers, and other procedures. Try to be patient as some treatment plans take time for you to see results. When you go to your appointment, try to wear loose clothing in case you need to change into a gown so that your skin can be readily examined. Avoid wearing makeup, especially if you want the doctor to look at your face.
To talk to a dermatologist about the medical issues you could be experiencing and the treatments available, we warmly invite you to get started by making an appointment with Lakeside Dermatology! At our convenient locations in Sebring and Winter Haven, our caring and knowledgeable professionals will be happy to explain professional medical dermatology in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!