What to Ask Your Dermatologist About Your Skin

What to Ask Your Dermatologist About Your Skin

When you go to the dermatologist, it’s important to have questions ready to ask about your skin and any problems you may have noticed since your last visit. For example, moles continue to appear throughout your life and may need to be removed periodically and tested for skin cancer. Additionally, many men and women struggle with acne in silence and don’t ask their dermatologist whether their skin care routine is working.

Some of the most important questions to ask during your appointment with our expert dermatologist include:

  • What is this rash or bump that won’t go away? Skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea and eczema may worsen with time. If you have a new growth or rash on your skin, it should be examined.
  • Am I caring for my skin as best as possible? There are people with dry skin, oily skin and combination skin as well as other variations. Skin care is an art, and Dr. Fitzgerald can help you determine the best cleanser, moisturizer or other product that is best for you.
  • Do any of my moles need to be removed? Suspicious moles follow the ABCDE principle—Asymmetrical moles, moles with uneven Borders, moles of varying Colors, large Diameter moles and Evolving moles that change over time.
  • What skin care treatments could I benefit from? Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal and vein treatments are just a few of the options we offer at our office that can improve the appearance and health of your skin.

There are many other questions to consider asking your dermatologist, but it’s most important to discuss any new developments regarding your skin to make sure it’s nothing serious.

If you’re looking for a dermatologist in the Los Angeles area, please contact Dr. Fitzgerald today at 323-464-8046 to schedule your consultation. Our cosmetic dermatology office serves patients in L.A., Beverly Hills, Larchmont and surrounding areas of California.