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What does a dermatologist do?

I'm going to the dermatologist next Thursday. What procedures are they going to perform on me to check out my acne? What will they ask?

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A dermatologist will make a careful examination of your acne and based on their analysis will prescribe a medication or combination of medications most likely to resolve your problem. Sometimes they use laser and light-based therapies reach the deeper layers of skin as may be indicated. They may discuss cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion if it appears they may be helpful. Almost certainly, they will advise you of Lifestyle and home remedies which will help you establish good basic skin care and self-care techniques to limit the problem.

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they will basically just look at your face. the may hold you chin to move your head or something. when i went he asked me if it was just on my face, if it was on my back or my arms, what i was using now, did i use moisturizer...that kind of stuff. and when did it start

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They will ask you about face cream and how often do you wash your face. Btw Soundwave superior Scooby doo inferior.

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A dermatologist is a doctor specialized in treatement of skin or anything on the outside of your body.

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They check out how much ache you have & ask for how long it has been happening & after they give a checkup on u then they will give u a prescription medicine which will most likely be a cream to get rid of the acne which the procedure, if powerful medicine, then will take about 3 months to actually clear all the acne up

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3 months? :O
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Yeah depends on if its the best medicine and depends on how much acne you have...sorry :(
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Likely the doctor will ask you about your diet, hygiene habits, and how your skin issues have affected your daily life. Then a thorough assessment will be done on your skin. This may or my not include photos. It is important to be honest with the doctor. They are there to help and get you the best treatment for you specific problem.

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What assessment with photos do you mean?
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They will use the photos as a baseline or benchmark. Meaning they will have something to compare to see if the treatments are effective.
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Here is a video link on what to expect on your first visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B75LtBPZoKA

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I can't click on it whats the video called?
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Here ya go

Dermatology Appointment: What Can A Patient Expect At The First Visit? - Dr. Heck
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