Meeting your dermatologist for the first time can be like having a nightmare about showing up to work naked–you’re showing too much skin to a stranger. If you’ve recently switched dermatologists or are going to one for the first time, lighten up the mood and break the ice with these 5 questions.
Am I Aging Well?
Considering it might seem like a first date but it actually isn’t, asking your dermatologist to tell you if you’re aging well isn’t about the compliment. Basically you want to know if you have the same amount of fine-lines and wrinkles as others who are your age. If you’re 50 but your dermatologist says that you have the skin of a 20 year old, you’re basically golden.
How Can I Protect My Skin?
Yes, wearing sunscreen and washing your face are generic aspects of skin protection that you’re likely already familiar with. However, ask your dermatologist how you can protect your skin in relation to your lifestyle. For example, if you spend a lot of time in the snow, you might need to wear a moisturizing sunscreen to protect your skin from both the sun and the cold.
Can You Look Me Up and Down?
Now this is the part that might really feel like a bad dream, however, asking your dermatologist to give you a full-body scan to look at any skin abnormalities that you might have, could potentially save you from any cancerous problem areas.
Am I Ready for Botox?
Botox is one of the most popular skin injectables on the market, but how do you know if it’s the right time for you to get these injections? If you’re noticing the increasing amount of fine-lines and wrinkles around your eyes or forehead, it’s definetly something worth asking your dermatologist about.
Visiting a dermatologist for the first time can be awkward and uncomfortable. However, with these helpful questions you can lessen the uncomfortable feelings and dive right into what matters: your skin’s health.