Acne appointment with a Charlotte dermatologist
Acne patients typically try to go it alone for a time because there are so many over-the-counter products that promise to be the answer. However, in extreme cases, more effective treatment is needed and it’s time for their first dermatology appointment. Their first question is, “What do I do to be prepared?” It is a great question because a little preparation is in order. Preparation is the first step towards ensuring that you get the results you want. Consider these easy tips to prepare for your acne appointment with the dermatologist.
- Prepare a list of questions
Start a list of any questions you may have. In the coming days, some questions will pop up that you will want to ask. Be sure to bring the list with you to your appointment.
- Be prepared to answer questions
Be ready to answer questions about your medical history. Even questions that don’t necessarily have to do with your skin. Try to get information about your family’s health history regarding acne or skin cancer for example.
- Bring a list of acne products you are using and have tried
It is important to let the dermatologist know everything you’ve previously tried, how long you used it, and the results you experienced.
- Bring a list of any medications you are taking
Your dermatologist wants to avoid any potential drug interactions between the medications you are currently using and any acne medications your dermatologist might prescribe.
- Take pictures of yourself
If your acne breakouts tend to wax and wane, take a few photos of your skin when you’re going through a bad breakout. That way, if you’re not especially broken out on the day of your appointment, your dermatologist will have an accurate impression of your acne by looking at your photos.
- Skip the makeup
Prepare for your appointment with a simple wash with a gentle cleanser… that is all. Even skip the moisturizer.
Just a minimal amount of preparation on your part will help you get the greatest benefit from your first visit with your dermatologist. From that point on, you will no longer need to go it alone.
Acne skin treatments in Charlotte, NC
If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or nails, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today for a skin evaluation and analysis of stubborn fat to see if you are a candidate for acne scar treatment.