Whether you’re 13 or 30, there’s a time in every woman’s life when she has to tackle the first appointment with her dermatologist. Don’t worry though; we’ve compiled a list of things you need to do before booking that first visit to your dermatologist.
Here are some things to do before that first meeting…
- You need to find a good dermat
- Take along your medical records
- Go with clean skin and nails
- Write down your questions
- No appointment before a party
You need to find a good dermat
Make sure the dermatologist you plan to visit is board certified. Doing your research and getting reviews from friends and family will make it easier to find a good skin specialist.
Take along your medical records
We mean your entire medical records, ladies, not just medication information that is relevant to your skin. Understanding your medical history will make it easy for a dermatologist to recommend skin care for you. He also needs to know what suits your body and what causes allergies and infections.
Go with clean skin and nails
We mean no makeup, ladies. Your dermatologist needs to look at your skin, which means it needs to be all-natural. Even if you do wear make-up, you’ll end up removing all of it anyway. Going sans makeup will only save you the trouble later.
This applies to your nails, too. Clean and polish-free nails are recommended for a dermat visit.
Write down your questions
A list of the questions you want to ask your dermat should be written down before your visit. This will help you save time while giving you an answer to all your skin care questions.
No appointment before a party
Going to a party or night-out later and just want to get the dermatologist visit out of the way? Going to a skin specialist before an event is not recommended because many skin treatments can cause redness and inflammation on the first day. Even though it’s unlikely you will have to undergo any treatments on your first visit, it’s best to keep your schedule event-free for the rest of the day.