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What should I ask the dermatologist in an appointment?

Has it ever happened to you leaving an appointment with your dermatologist and realizing that you forgot to ask him a question? Know that you are not the only one. That’s because when the issue is not the main cause of your appointment, you end up getting distracted and forgetting about it. With that in mind, I’ve listed everything worth asking your dermatologist. First tip: don’t feel any shame, the doctor is there for that – to make you safe and put an end to your worries.

make a list

From the moment you have already scheduled your appointment, it is worth making a list at home with your plumbing. And don’t skimp on notes: you can ask about nails, hair, skin, stains, moles and even about the cosmetics you usually use. That way, during the conversation with your doctor you don’t run the risk of missing something.

Don’t be intimidated: if your doctor seems to be in a hurry and doesn’t have the patience to answer your questions, switch doctors. Having a relationship of trust with this professional is the first step to ensuring more health.

during the consultation

If it’s the first time you see a dermatologist, the correct procedure is for him to evaluate your entire skin, so many ask you to take off your clothes and examine even the most hidden areas. No shyness, huh! The fact that he takes this attitude already signals that he is a professional concerned with his well-being.

What you use on your skin: your doctor should also ask you about the creams and sunscreens you use, so it’s worth taking everything down in case you don’t remember.

extra care

Most dermatologists specialize in some area of ​​aesthetics. So, it is worth asking about the treatments that will upgrade your beauty. You can choose to:

  • Laser treatments: which reduces wrinkles and blemishes, leaving the skin more rejuvenated.
  • Hair removal: you can opt for laser or pulsed light hair removal, which eliminate the hair, greatly delaying the birth of these.
  • Treatments against cellulite, sagging and localized fat: nowadays, you can combine several techniques that, together, help to significantly alleviate all these problems. Therefore, it is worth exchanging an idea with the doctor.
  • Peels: they can be deeper or softer and leave your skin smoother and full of life. Not to mention that they are great allies to send away pimple marks and lighter wrinkles.

Beyond what is seen…

Many dermatologists may recommend that you consult with nutritionists and refer you to gyms to work out. It’s just that many skin and hair issues have to do with good nutrition, in addition, it’s with physical activity that you also help to eliminate cellulite and sagging. So don’t be surprised if you leave there with the need to schedule other appointments.

change of habits

It is common that you have to change the routine of the products you use. And don’t doubt it: it’s super necessary to obey your doctor, otherwise, the treatment doesn’t have any effect.

Also, enjoy the minutes with the dermatologist and leave there worry-free, okay?

Daniela Hueb

Dermatologist with specialization in Aesthetic Medicine, graduated in Medicine from the University of Alfenas/MG. Affiliated to the Brazilian Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology, she constantly participates in national and international courses and congresses on dermatology.

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