Why You Might Want to See a Dermatologist


When it comes to skincare, most people jump on the computer for tricks, hacks, and advice. But what about seeking out an expert opinion, especially when it comes to conditions that lower self-esteem or cause serious discomfort? Read on for why you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist.

Why a Dermatologist is Beneficial

Dermatologists can help improve issues you have involving skin, hair, and nails. When it comes to coping with or reducing conditions, dermatologists are key–especially when you have ailments like acne, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. Dermatologists not only give you professional advice, but they are also able to prescribe medications and products that might be super beneficial to your body.

When to See a Dermatologist

There are many different things that could signal your need to make an appointment with a dermatologist. Issues like aggressive acne, eczema flare-ups, mysterious moles, thinning hair, or problematic nails can all warrant a professional’s help. Of course, the more natural response is to ignore the issues or seek alternative help from the internet or friends, but unfortunately, when left to our own devices without an expert opinion, we can make things a lot worse. So if you notice anything abnormal about your skin, hair, or nails, it’s time to take the plunge and look up your local dermatologist’s number.

If You Don’t Have Insurance

If you don’t have health insurance, don’t panic: this doesn’t mean you can’t make an appointment. Call the dermatologist’s office and ask how much a consultation is without an insurance plan and whether or not they accept payment plans. This helps you out in two ways: 1. It lets you know how much the appointment will be and can help you budget for the expense as well as price shop for other dermatologists and 2. If you do need to get a procedure done or come back for follow-up visits, having a payment plan in place can help ease the costs.

Even if you do have insurance it is wise to call the office and ask these questions as well as calling your insurance company to check coverage. Since some dermatology things are cosmetic, all issues may not receive the same coverage on your plan.

Finding a good dermatologist that’s in your budget may take time, but don’t give up, it is always important to take care of our bodies–inside and out.

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Dominique is a Writing major at Loyola University Maryland. She loves music, movies, books, a good ghost story, funny jokes, and rollercoasters. She hopes to one day travel abroad to Europe and Australia and to become a full-time author.

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