How Often Should I See A Dermatologist 2021?
August 27, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermatologist  

If you feel stressed over unsightly moles, scars, boils, acne, or excessive body hair, now is the time to visit Dr. Joseph Eastern of Belleville Dermatology Center, your dermatologist in Belleville, NJ, for a variety of treatments.

What is a Dermatologist?

A doctor who specializes in the treatment of the skin, hair, or nails is a dermatologist. After 12 years of study, dermatologists can diagnose and treat thousands of conditions such as skin cancers, acne, or alopecia.

Your dermatologist in our Belleville, NJ office provides microdermabrasion to reduce your acne spots, applies Botox to smooth wrinkles, and conducts laser hair removal treatments.

How Often Should I Visit?

The skin is the largest organ in the body and can suffer from a range of problems due to heredity reasons, lifestyle, or age. We should see you at our office at least once a year for a skin cancer screening.

Chronic conditions such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis may require more frequent visits depending on the severity of your condition. Your licensed physician recommends that you come in for a skin cancer screening more than once a year if you:

  • Have several moles on your body
  • Have a suspicious-looking mole that should be monitored
  • Have a family history of skin cancer
  • Are very fair-skinned
  • Have a job that requires long periods of time outdoors
  • Have a compromised immune system

Any procedure that involves laser treatment such as stretch mark removal or hair removal will require several visits. Most patients will need at least three to five laser treatments for the successful reduction of stretch marks. 

Dermatology visits should be a normal part of your health maintenance. Practice preventative care and don't wait until your skin has an issue to visit a professional.

Whether you prefer to visit once a year or once a month, call (973) 751-1200 to book your appointment. Dr. Eastern of The Belleville Dermatology Center, your experienced dermatologist in Belleville, NJ, can help keep your skin healthy.