A dermatologist is a medical doctor who treats diseases and issues of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists can treat everything from skin cancer to fungal infections of the nails and work with individuals of all ages. Not only do they treat diseases, but also they help improve the appearance of the skin for cosmetic reasons, such as to lighten sun spots, improve skin texture and minimize wrinkles. Check the list below to find out if you should schedule an appointment with our Cincinnati dermatologist.
Those with Sun Damage
Time spent in the sun or in a tanning booth can significantly injure the skin. It can damage and change the skin cells, setting them up for issues in the future, such as skin cancer. Even if it has been years since you have burned your skin or have been in a tanning bed, head to our dermatologist as soon as possible and yearly in the future to have moles and freckles checked.
Those with Acne
While acne is a rite of passage for many teenagers and even for some in their twenties and thirties, the average breakout should clear up within a couple months of using over-the-counter products. For breakouts or zits that remain despite your best efforts or for acne that continues past your thirties, check with our dermatologist, who will be able to treat the root cause of the issue.
Those with Melasma
Our experienced dermatologist can treat melasma, which is tan patches on the face that often occur due to hormonal changes and sun exposure. We can also treat other forms of hyperpigmentation.
Those with Problem Skin
Whether you have psoriasis, rosacea, eczema or some other skin concern, our dermatologist can provide helpful hints for self-care and prescription medications if needed.
Those in High-Risk Groups for Cancer
By middle-age, annual trips to the dermatologist are recommended for screening for skin cancer. However, these appointments should begin earlier for individuals at high-risk, including those with fair skin, red hair and blue eyes.
Once you hit adulthood, there are very few reasons for not seeing our dermatologist at the Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center in Cincinnati. Even if you do not think you have problem skin or issues with your hair or nails, a dermatologist should still be performing an annual checkup of your skin to ensure that you are skin cancer-free. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation at our office in West Chester, Dayton or Englewood.