When to See a Dermatologist

When to See a Dermatologist

Are you wondering whether or not your skin-care concern is something a dermatologist should evaluate? Below are some reasons an appointment with the dermatologist is warranted.

  • Many people are hoping blemishes will go away on their own. Others are too embarrassed to see a dermatologist. When acne will not improve, it is time to get expert care and see a dermatologist. There are several effective options that can assist and get your acne under control. Once your acne is under control, red marks may sometimes be left behind on your skin. Dr. Balle will discuss techniques that can minimize the appearance of scars and significant improvement, potentially eliminating the marks altogether.
  • Dark discolorations on your skin that are changing, won’t heal, or bleed. If you see a mole or other unusual or abnormal discoloration on your skin start changing, growing, or darkening, then it is crucial to see a dermatologist. It is important that everyone get an examination for signs of skin cancer on a regular basis. And, as a reminder we recommend protecting your skin every day by wearing sunscreen.
  • Stretch marks and cellulite.Are you looking to improve stretch marks and stubborn cellulite? There are several causes of stretch marks including, genetics, puberty, bodybuilding, corticosteroid, and ethnicity. Stretch mark removal is customized to each individual so consulting a cosmetic dermatologist who specializes in stretch mark removal is the first step. Dr. Balle, will consult with you on options that can bring about improvement.

For more information about any of the procedures we offer or to make an appointment, contact Dr. David S. Balle, board certified dermatologist at 313.886.2600.

 

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