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5 Common Skin Problems Your Dermatologist Can Treat

You can easily be tempted to handle your skin care concerns on your own thanks to your own research and some trial and error. However, consulting an experienced dermatologist can make a positive difference in your health and clear out your skin with a personalized treatment plan. They can carefully evaluate your concerns and find the medical and/or cosmetic solutions that help you enjoy radiant skin and a more youthful look. From in-office non-surgical procedures to your at-home routine, they have you covered!

#1 Acne

Acne is one of the most common dermatological conditions. While many people associate it with hormonal changes during adolescence or pregnancy, adults can also experience it. Bumps and blemishes can be frustrating, but the good news is that your dermatologist can carefully assess your situation and make useful recommendations.

Multiple treatments can address outbreaks, clear out your pores, and regulate your body’s production of sebum, which is the usual culprit for your acne whiteheads or blackheads. If your acne is cystic and causing swelling and inflammation and your need an extraction, you should always leave it to your dermatologist. They have the experience and the sterile equipment to do it safely.

Dermatological treatments for acne include:

#2 Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition whose main symptoms are redness on the face due to dilated blood vessels and acne. Those symptoms can range from mild to severe. You may also experience acne.

Your dermatologist can recommend a variety of treatments to alleviate your rosacea, such as:

#3 Aging

Although a healthy diet and lifestyle can slow down the aging process, experiencing a loss of elasticity, reduced volume, and the apparition of fine lines and wrinkles is a common concern. You can discuss preventative solutions and targeted treatments with your dermatologist to rejuvenate your appearance and postpone certain aging signs.

From injectables such as neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport to dermal fillers, or even a PDO thread lift, your doctor has many non-surgical options available to address specific concerns and create a natural and youthful look to boost your confidence.

#4 Sun Damage

Extensive and/or unprotected sun exposure can result in sunspots where your skin becomes discolored or premature aging. The sun’s UV rays can also increase your risk to develop skin cancer. Your dermatologist can recommend treatments such as laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, or IPL photo rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of sun damage.

Your doctor can also screen you for skin cancer yearly to identify any signs early to help you get additional testing or timely treatment if necessary.

If you are unsure what type of sunscreen to wear, your dermatologist can recommend specific products and also educate you on the benefits of wearing sun protection year-round, even during the winter.

#5 Inadequate Skin Care Products

Many people start a daily skin care regimen during their teenage years, but even as we get a general idea of what types of products we should use depending on our skin condition or our age, it can be challenging to choose the right products for our specific needs. We can also hear about trends such as retinol but be too quick to try new products, sometimes multiple ones at the same time, which can leave our skin irritated.

When you see a dermatologist, they perform a careful examination of your skin, review your medical history, and ask questions about your lifestyle habits. They can tell you for sure what your skin type is and can recommend quality products to use, including some you may not use every day but on a different schedule to support your skin’s health.

They can also explain why certain lifestyle habits such as alcohol consumption can interfere with your skin’s quality. And if you have specific questions like how to maintain your complexion during an oversea flight, your dermatologist can help.

Are you looking for an experienced dermatologist to address your skin concerns in Burbank? Call Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 or use our online form to schedule an appointment!