The skin is the largest organ in the body. As our first line of defence, it takes a lot of hits. Your skin protects you from germs, repels water, keeps your body temperature under control, and has a general protective function. That’s why it is always a good idea to take care of your skin.
There are many reasons why you might want to visit a dermatologist at Phoenix Hospital Group. Let’s explore them.
- A mole or patch of skin that has changed—Moles and skin tags can be unpleasant to look at, but they typically don’t require medical treatment. However, you better see a dermatologist if you notice moles or skin growths changing in shape, color, texture, or size. Such changes might be a sign of skin cancer, and it is good to keep them under control. Your dermatologist can also help you learn how to do regular skin check-ups or screenings.
- Stubborn acne—If you have acne that is not responding to over-the-counter products, changes in your diet and lifestyle, and cleanses, a dermatologist can help you deal with this frustrating skin condition. Get some recommendations on how to put your best face forward.
- Itchy hives or rashes that won’t go away—Are you having an allergic reaction? Do you have an infection in your skin? See a dermatologist and get some answers. They may prescribe medications or recommend another form of treatment to smooth things over.
- Scars from acne, blemishes, or cuts and scrapes—If your scar is looking less than desirable, a dermatologist could help you. Medical techniques like laser treatment therapy, microdermabrasion, and others can reduce scarring. With the treatment options available at Phoenix Hospital Group, there is no need to feel self-conscious.
- Persistent skin irritation—You have itchy, red, flaky skin, and over-the-counter creams and lotions just aren’t working. You may think that the cause of your dry skin is the weather, sensitivity to skincare products, or even genetics. But in reality, you could have a chronic skin condition.
- Nail disorders, ingrown nails, fungus, or others—Whether you are getting treatment for an ingrown nail, a fungal infection, wart, or something else, having a dermatologist look over your nails is a good thing. Nails can show signs of other body disorders like liver disease, heart conditions, anaemia, or diabetes.
- Hair loss—Noticed more hair than usual on your pillow in the morning? You may have a scalp disorder or want to start some preventive therapies before your hair loss makes a bigger impact on your life. Your dermatologist can determine why your hair is falling out and recommend laser therapies or other treatments to keep you looking your best.
If you have one of these concerns or if you have never been to a dermatologist and want to have a check-up, contact us at Phoenix Hospital Group.