How often should I see a dermatologist?

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When you visit a dermatologist, you are often in the care of a professional who has years of experience providing care for patients with concerns regarding the skin, hair, and nails. With the team of Harris Dermatology, we provide a wide range of treatments and solutions for patients in the areas of Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. A dermatologist is dedicated to assisting when problems arise, or monitor the progress of certain concerns.

What conditions can a dermatologist treat?

The dermatologists at Harris Dermatology understand a wide range of conditions that can affect the skin, hair, and nails, and provide more precise treatments than a general care practitioner can. They deal regularly with problems such as:

  • Skin cancer
  • Skin damage
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Melasma
  • Hair loss
  • Hair thinning
  • Nail fungus
  • Nail health
  • Rashes/hives/allergens
  • Dermatitis

How often should I see a dermatologist?

Depending on the skin conditions you have been diagnosed with, patients might see their dermatologist several times a year to get a refill on prescription medications or for monitoring the progress of certain treatments. Other patients who have procedure such as laser therapies and light treatments may see their dermatologist more often for their sessions. Additionally, we strongly encourage patients to visit their dermatologist at least once a year for an annual skin cancer screening. Skin cancer is a condition that can be spotted in the earliest stages and, with early detection and treatment, can be addressed effectively with a positive prognosis.

What makes me at a great risk of developing skin cancer?

Any sun exposure in a patient’s life can put them at risk of developing skin cancer. Sunburns and regular tanning can significantly increase one’s risk as well. Patients who work outside on a daily basis often have a higher potential of experiencing skin cancer in their lifetime. Patients with fair skin and light hair may also be at risk. But with annual screenings, most patients can address their problem early and effectively.

Learn more about the benefits of routine dermatological care

Contact Harris Dermatology at either location to schedule a consultation and speak to a professional about your skincare needs. Drs. Brian Harris, H. Ross Harris, and Keith Harris are available for new and current patients, and strongly encourage individuals interested in improving their skin to seek the assistance of a specialist in skin, hair, and nails.


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