How an Open Discussion With Your Dermatologist Can Help You Treat Your Acne
Acne is a complex condition that can be difficult to manage without the help of a dermatologist. Although deciding to visit a dermatologist is an important first step in treating your acne, you must be willing to have an open and candid discussion about your acne with your dermatologist. Learn about the importance of speaking openly with your dermatologist.
Speaking with Your Dermatologist
Since acne can cause feelings of embarrassment and may make you feel self-conscious, it can be a difficult subject to discuss. However, when speaking with your dermatologist, it is essential that you are honest and are able to speak openly about your acne. This is a key component in ensuring that you are receiving the best possible treatments for your type of acne.
Your dermatologist will need to know specific details about your acne to design an appropriate acne treatment plan. This may include how long you have had acne if your acne has worsened over time, what treatments or medications you have used and if you have any triggers that cause your acne to flare-up. After learning more about your history and the type of acne you have, your dermatologist can work with you to recommend a treatment plan.
When you visit Laser Clinique, San Diego our skin care specialist will meet with you to candidly discuss your acne and your treatment goals. P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is known for his warm and pleasant personality and he will make you feel comfortable from the moment you step into his office. The combination of his comforting demeanor and his expertise in the field of skin care has led to P. Alexander Ataii M.D. being awarded the Patients’ Choice Award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.