Should I See a Cosmetic Dermatologist? Answer These 5 Questions to Find Out

Whether it’s acne, wrinkles, or uneven pigmentation, most of us have a skin concern that, at some point, keeps us from feeling fully confident. But with so many products and DIY “solutions” on the market, it’s hard to tell when at-home remedies can solve skin concerns and when it’s best to seek the help of a cosmetic dermatologist. At our Rochester, NY, practice, we’ve seen it all, and we’ll be the first to tell you: just about everyone could use a little professional help when it comes to the health and radiance of their skin.

If you aren’t sure whether a cosmetic dermatology visit could benefit you, try asking yourself these 5 revealing questions.

Do I look as youthful on the outside as I feel on the inside?

Your skin is one of the first parts of your body to convey age, and widely available products can fall short in terms of keeping your skin looking youthful. With the help of lasers, skin tightening treatments, and injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, cosmetic dermatologists can keep your skin looking healthy, young, and fresh.

Would I feel confident leaving the house without makeup on?

If covering up discoloration or blemishes with makeup is a necessary part of your daily routine, you may be surprised at the difference cosmetic dermatology can make.

Treatments can address everything from acne to rosacea to uneven skin texture to dark spots and discoloration. Whichever skin conditions you’re covering with makeup, cosmetic dermatology can help solve them so that you’re happy to show off your skin, with or without that concealer.

Do I feel lost or frustrated when it comes to treating acne?

There are countless myths and misleading recommendations for treating acne out there. From product ingredients to food restrictions, you’re never far from tips on how to beat breakouts. Unfortunately, without a sophisticated understanding of your unique skin, these guidelines will always fall short and leave you feeling burnt out or hopeless.

For real improvement, you need the help of a professional who can tailor a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Our dermatologists are deeply familiar with the causes of acne across different skin types and circumstances. They can provide the personalized advice, high-tech treatments, and medical-grade products you need to fight acne.

Is my silhouette as slim as I’d like it to be?

Cosmetic dermatology goes more than skin deep. If you struggle with stubborn fat, including a “double chin,” treatments such as CoolSculpting® and KYBELLA® can help. These treatments target frustrating pockets of fat that resist even the most dedicated diet and exercise efforts.

New to CoolSculpting? Learn what you can expect from your first treatment in our previous blog post.

How long has it been since I trusted my skin’s health to a pro?

Skin care as a trend is booming, but just because more information is floating around doesn’t mean that information is right. Many people trust their hair, nails, and teeth to professionals but overlook their skin. You deserve healthy, glowing, properly cared for skin, and that’s precisely how cosmetic dermatologists can help.

Ready to schedule an appointment or learn more about what a cosmetic dermatologist here in Rochester, NY, can do for you? Contact us online or call (585) 272-0700. We can’t wait to meet you.

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