How Often Should I See A Dermatologist?

A dermatologist isn’t just for people dealing with skin problems.

Unless you’re dealing with acne or other skin issues you may not think you need to see a dermatologist, but you may want to think again. Our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist Dr. Anthony Dee provides care to patients of all ages, including preventive care, checkups and screenings. How often could you benefit from seeing a dermatologist?

But I don’t have skin problems…

We get it! If you don’t have any issues with your skin (lucky you!) then you may think that you have no reason to visit our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist, but you may be surprised to discover that an annual visit could just save your life. After all, skin cancer affects 1 in 5 Americans and more than two people die of skin cancer in the US every hour.

The good news, though, is that if skin cancer is caught early through professional skin cancer screenings, the survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent. This means that everyone, no matter their risk factors, should visit us at least once a year for a comprehensive and professional skin cancer screening.

If you have a skin problem…

Most people face skin problems at some point. You may have come into contact with poison ivy, your teen may be dealing with brutal breakouts or you might notice scaly, itchy patches of skin that look like eczema or psoriasis. When these issues arise it can be comforting to know that our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist is just a phone call away. We work with patients of all ages, from little ones to seniors. After all, skin diseases are incredibly common, impacting as many as 1 in 3 Americans at any given time.

While you may be able to tackle minor skin problems on your own, more chronic or unresponsive issues such as cystic acne, rosacea or eczema are going to need more advanced and professional treatments to help you get these issues under control.

If you are dealing with skin problems, our dermatologist will want to continue monitoring any new treatments and medications you are using, so expect to come into our office about every 3-4 months to see if your symptoms are being properly managed.

Healthy skin begins with you! If you’d like to schedule an annual exam with our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist Dr. Dee, then call Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Clarence, NY today at (716) 636-3376.

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