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Should I go to a dermatologist annually if I don't have a skin problem?

Should I go to a dermatologist annually if I don't have a skin problem?

Yes: If you have had sun exposure in the past it is a good idea to get all of your skin examined (full body exam) to make sure you do not have a skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a serious issue with sensitive skin and don't have a dermatologist. What should I do?

I have a serious issue with sensitive skin and don't have a dermatologist. What should I do?

Sensitive skin: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty, oily or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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I have a mark on chest i recently got, and it doesn't feel like my skin, its brown, what could it be? and should i get it checked by a dermatologist?

I have a mark on chest i recently got, and it doesn't feel like my skin, its brown, what could it be? and should i get it checked by a dermatologist?

Yes: Yes see a dermatologist this could be a pre-cancerous mole or skin cancer or just a rash or a benign growth.For dermatology diseases and concerns you need a doctor to examine you for a diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Which skin care brands do dermatologists recommend most?

Depends: for general care clarisonic at least daily. A toner with light acid. Tretinoin as well. No brand in particular. Sunscreen at the end. PCA are nice. ...Read more

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What do dermatologist who like to care for their skin, use on their skin?

What do dermatologist who like to care for their skin, use on their skin?

Depends: It depends if they are male or female. I rarely use anything on my skin except soap and water and sun avoidance by long sleeve shirts and long pants (even when gardening or at the beach) and a hat. Sunscreen on exposed areas when outside. My wife, who is a dermatologist specializing in cosmetic concerns of women uses many different creams and lotions on her skin but i don't pay attention to them. ...Read more

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Will a skin exam with a dermatologist make sense for somebody who is brown skinned?

Definitely: Darker skinned patients are still susceptible to skin cancers or skin changes, that a dermatologist could recognize (and biopsy)if it were indicated. ...Read more

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Women dermatologist who love to take care of their own skin, what do you use on your skin?

My opinion: Sunscreen has been proven to decrease signs of aging in your skin. Retinoids like retin a (tretinoin) can decrease wrinkles. Some good moisturizers are cerave and eucerin if you need one. ...Read more

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How do you get a dermatologist to correctly diagnose a skin issue minus the uneducated guessing? What types of test should be given?

Skin biopsy: Experience is a great teacher, and diagnosing skin problems is sometimes a matter of having seen them many times in the past.Skin biopsy is a test to confirm a visual diagnosis. ...Read more

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So many of skin products say that they are dermatologist recommended. Are they really?

Yes: The skin product companies have dermatologists evaluate and approve the products. It doesn't mean that all dermatologists recommend the products, it just means that some dermatologists recommend them. ...Read more

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I have a skin problem.My dermatologist says it's chronic follicolitis.I have it for more than a decade already.What's the best drug for this?

Mild topicals : You can try a mild topical steroid cream over the affected area such as bethamethasone two times a day for two weeks. This should calm the area of inflammation. Then you can simply apply to area2-3 times a week (once a day) to prevent a new flare up please beware of typical steroid side effects such as discoloration, our thinning of skin in affected area just to name a few. ...Read more

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How to clear acne scaring? It's the brown level with skin scaring i don't want to go to the dermatologist

How to clear acne scaring? It's the brown level with skin scaring i don't want to go to the dermatologist

Forgive my frankness: If you're got scarring, your acne has already been neglected for too long. Acne that scars won't respond to non-prescription medications. You're now a grown woman. Your acne scars and persistent disease are a sign of poor self-care that will be noted as job interviews. Get with your personal physician and/or a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a dermatologist do anything for blackheads deep down in your skin?

Is it possible that a dermatologist do anything for blackheads deep down in your skin?

Blackheads : Blackheads and whiteheads represent hair follicles blocked with oil (sebum). Prescription topical retinoids such as Retin-A , tazorac, (tazarotene) differin, are usually effective. See a dermatogist who can remove them with an intrument called a comedone extractor ...Read more

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Could dermatologist usually charge a lot for skin lightening cremes if you buy it from them?

Skin lightening: a prescription grade skin lightening cream sold by your dermatologist is not necessarily more expensive than what is compounded at the pharmacy. ...Read more