When to Visit a Dermatologist for Skin Issues

Is it time to see a dermatologist for treatment?

Some skin problems can be treated through simple over-the-counter remedies and lifestyle changes; however, sometimes it’s a good idea to visit our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist Dr. Anthony Dee for a proper diagnosis or evaluation. A dermatologist can treat a full range of conditions and diseases that affect the skin, hair and nails. Here’s when you should seek medical attention from a qualified dermatologist,

Severe, Cystic Acne

While mild breakouts can often be controlled through healthy diets and acne-fighting products from your local drugstore, if you are dealing with deep, cystic acne on your face or body then it’s time to visit our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist. Severe forms of acne require more aggressive treatment that you won’t find over the counter. Plus, by treating this problem early we can even prevent acne scars.

Skin Rashes

Most rashes are self-limiting and will go away on their own; however, it’s important to recognize when a skin rash may be a result of something like ringworm. If you notice a rash that is severely itchy, painful, continues to spread or is circular with elevated borders it’s important that you consult with your skin doctor.

Red, Itchy Patches

If you develop itchy, red, inflamed patches of skin on your body you could be dealing with eczema or psoriasis, to common chronic skin problems. While these conditions are not curable, your dermatologist will be able to reduce flare-ups by helping you determine your triggers and by providing medication and other skin treatments.

Changing Moles

We all have moles on our body, and it’s important to continue to monitor them throughout our lifetime. Healthy moles will stay relatively the same in appearance; however, suspicious or cancerous moles will often change color, size or shape or may even start to ooze or bleed. It’s important that you are performing self-examinations every month as well as visiting our dermatologist once a year for a skin cancer screening.

Wrinkles and Lines

While our dermatologist is happy to address any dermatological issues you may be dealing with, this also includes cosmetic issues such as age spots, wrinkles and fine lines. If you want to smooth away wrinkles and lines, we offer a variety of ways in which to do this including Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.

Are you looking for a dermatologist in Buffalo, NY, that can provide you with treatment for acne, psoriasis or other skin problems? If so, call Dermatologic Center for Excellence at (716) 636-3376 to schedule a consultation.

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