Many people think that seeing a dermatologist is only required if you have skin cancer, severe acne or other skin problems. This is not true. It is important for everyone to regularly see a dermatologist and get an evaluation of their skin condition. Getting a skin evaluation can help compare any changes you might have later on and informs you of any possible skin conditions. While everyone should see a dermatologist, if you have a light skin tone or have had multiple sunburns, it is especially important to see a dermatologist more frequently, at least after you reach the age of 40.
Dermatologists specialize in recognizing and treating all skin conditions. They are trained to identify signs that may potentially lead to diseases, but haven’t shown symptoms yet. In order to prevent or catch skin cancer early, it is important to see a dermatologist. Melanoma is one of the many skin cancers that can spread throughout the body causing death, and Dermatologists can help identify these cancerous signs while there’s still plenty of time for treatment.
Between visits with your Dermatologist, it’s important to examine your skin thoroughly every two to three months. This helps you familiarize yourself with your skin and become aware of any new changes or developments. If you note any differences, make an appointment with your dermatologist to have it checked out. You should also maintain a daily skincare routine such as Theraderm Skin Renewal System to ensure balanced skin health.