How Often Should I See A Dermatologist?
September 14, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermatologist  

Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center have convenient locations for you in Winston-Salem, NC, Thomasville, NC, and Kernersville, NC. Our skilled team of dermatologists and medical professionals is here for all your skincare needs.

Why do I need a dermatologist?

If you're looking for a new dermatologist in Winston Salem, Thomasville, or Kernersville, NC, or you've never seen a dermatologist, Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center is here for you.

Some of the most common reasons people seek out a dermatologist are:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer
  • Rashes
  • Wrinkles and signs of aging
  • Varicose veins

We can help diagnose and treat these different skin conditions and address cosmetic concerns with aesthetic treatments. Come see us today so we can get you looking and feeling your best. 

How often should I go?

The typical recommendation is to see your dermatologist at least once a year for a check-up. Even if you don't have a history of skin cancer, you should get a full-body exam. Your doctor can examine areas you aren't able to inspect and detect any new problems. If you have a history of atypical moles or are prone to other skin issues, you'll want to see your doctor for an exam more often.

Tips for your appointment

When you see your dermatologist, be honest with your provider about your routines and hygiene habits. Make sure you take the opportunity to ask questions about anything that concerns you and ask your provider about doing self-exams and what to look out for.
Westgate Dermatology and Laser Center are here for all your skincare needs. See one of our dermatologists at least once a year for an exam. Contact us for an appointment in Winston Salem at (336) 768-1280, in Thomasville at (336) 714-0238, and in Kernersville at (336) 768-1280.