Dr. Joel Schlessinger reveals the questions you should be asking your dermatologist

Any time you visit the doctor, you want to make the most of your time. Knowing what questions to ask your physician will prepare you for your appointment and help you achieve the results you want.

Find out common questions that Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends you ask your dermatologist.

What’s causing my acne? Acne is one of the most common skin concerns but not all blemishes are the same. This condition can be caused by a number of issues including hormones, diet, yeast infections and medications. Knowing the cause will help you treat your blemishes the correct way.

Are my medications affecting my skin? It’s important to tell your physician all of the medications you are taking because certain drugs can cause acne or increase your risk of sun damage. Your doctor can tell you whether these medications are going to have an effect on your complexion.

What foods should I be avoiding? Foods that are high in sugar or highly processed may be affecting the health of your skin so ask your doctor which ones you should avoid.

When examining moles, what should I look for? Skin cancer and melanoma are on the rise so it’s important to monitor your moles. If you notice marks with blurred edges, an asymmetrical shape, uneven color or a size larger than six millimeters in diameter, get them checked out by a dermatologist.

Who will be performing my treatment? In many practices, the procedures are performed by someone other than a doctor. Before you undergo any treatments, ask who will be performing the procedure to make sure you are receiving the best care.

Asking questions allows dermatologists like Dr. Joel Schlessinger to meet your needs.

The questions you ask your doctor will help them understand your concerns and goals. Which questions will you be asking your dermatologist? Let us know in the comments.

Posted Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 3:23 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care, Uncategorized
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