5 Signs It's High Time To See A Dermatologist

1. Annual Body Check

Getting a full body check from your dermatologist is not something you should be ignoring or putting off. With 1 in 5 Americans getting skin cancer, more than 3.5 million new cases each year, and skin cancer not discriminating against gender, race, or age, you really have no reason to not take a few minutes out of your day to show some skin to your favorite dermatologist. Trust your dermatologist to see the signs you might be missing.

2. Cystic Nodules

If you have hard, cystic nodules on your chin or cheeks you’ll need to see a dermatologist. Acne products will not be able to fix the nodules. Your dermatologist can give a steroid injection to break up the cysts or give a prescription to help keep them under control.

3. Hair Falling Out

There’s so many reasons why your hair could be falling out from emotional to physical to genetic reasons. Because of this, it’s important to see a dermatologist as soon as you notice your hair loss. At Contour Dermatology we have products to help with hair growth, and we also perform hair restoration procedures.

4. Red Face

If your entire face or cheeks are blushing and flushed this could be a sign of bigger issues. It could be rosacea which would require long term maintenance. We also have skin bleaching products and other treatments that can help no matter what the problem is. Your dermatologist will be able to determine what the trigger is. So before you just cover the red up with makeup, give us a call for an appointment.

5. Psoriasis

If you suffer from, or break out, in patches of dry, red, itchy skin you should see a dermatologist. Depending on your natural skin type, different creams and gels could help with others might worsen the condition. In this situation, getting expert advice will help. With skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, the discomfort level is so high that you want to see a doctor as soon as you can.

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Dr. Timothy Jochen Medical Director, Contour Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.

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