Annual routine visits to your dermatologist support good skin health, helping you maintain high self-esteem. When you have any skin, hair or nail issues that are of concern or persistent you should see a dermatologist. YASOU skin care is all about skin so we are going to discuss our top five reasons to visit a dermatologist.
1. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is caused by sun exposure. Melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer and the easiest to cure if diagnosed early. Several warning signs to look for are skin growths that have changed in size, shape, color, and thickness. A sign of Melanoma is an irregular growth that is wider than a pencil eraser. Spots on your skin also need to be examined especially if the spots continuously scab, crust, itch, hurt or bleed and if you have family members with abnormal moles or skin cancer.
2. Acne is the most common skin condition. It causes various blemishes on the face that include whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and deep cysts. You can get acne at any age but it is most common in teenagers. Blemishes usually appear on the face, neck, back, chest, under arms and shoulders. Even tho acne is not life threatening it does effect your self-esteem and at times can even be painful. Without proper treatment it can leave permanent scars.
3. Eczema is a term for several chronic skin conditions that cause inflammation, irritations and rashes to the skin. It often causes red, swollen, dry and itchy skin. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. The exact cause is unknown but it’s linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is also found in families with a history of allergies or asthma. Eczema can be managed with medial treatment and by avoiding irritants.
4. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can also affect the eyes. Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. It can also extend to the neck, chest and ears. It mostly affects people aged 30 and over with light skin. Rosacea may be triggered when blood vessels expand too quickly because of heat, wind, sunlight, cold, spicy food, alcohol or stress. Some people get little bumps and pimples on the red parts of their face. There is no cure for rosacea but getting treatment from your dermatologist can control the symptoms.
5. Signs of Aging. You may start noticing wrinkles, dryness and/or discolorations often called age spots that make you unhappy. Guess what – it’s time to visit your dermatologist! They have many treatments to help smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin as well as improve the skin’s texture and color. We believe that visiting your dermatologist, along with having a healthy diet and natural skin care regime can help you avoid treatments that are more chemical based. This is a decision you can make with the help of your dermatologist.
There are many more reasons to see a dermatologist than discussed here but we hope that we have given you a few to think about so you can see how important a visit to the dermatologist is in your annual health regime. Remember to love your self and love your skin.