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Posted by Cedars Dermatology, 16th May 2019
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it accounts for 15% of your body weight, so it’s easy for it to become afflicted and sensitive. Your skin’s health can be influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, such as smoking and pollutants in the air, but it can also become sensitive simply because of the way it works in tandem with your body. When you’re in need of skin advice, treatments, or recommendations, you should always visit a dermatologist. Here’s why.
Placing your trust in a dermatologist means you are seeking the advice of an expert in your skin condition or complaint. Off-the-shelf products may claim to solve your worries of rosacea, acne, and other stubborn skin complaints but how effective are they really? Which skin types are they suited to? Simply choosing a face wash because it is a face wash when you are seeking to tackle acne won’t procure you the results you’re seeking, and you may be left underwhelmed with the outcome. When you visit our dermatologist on Harley Street, you’ll receive advice as well as products and treatments that will help shed light on your skin condition rather than using blanket products. Your expert dermatologist will assign you with a treatment that they think is best tailored to your skin, which is a lot better than using a ‘one size fits all’ face wash from your local drugstore.
Because off-the-shelf and high-street products can’t use the same potencies or ingredients that medical products do due to their safe regulation, they tend to make up for it by adding extra alcohol to make the products harsher. This will dry out acne-prone skin and may cause heavier oil production and will irritate the sensitive skin of rosacea sufferers. When you visit your dermatologist in Northwood, you aren’t simply recommended products, you are advised on an entire treatment journey that may also include prescription medications and professional-strength products. These products, treatments, and medications are better formulated to treat complex or stubborn skin conditions, so are far preferable to ineffective high-street alternatives. Of course, prescription-only products and antibiotics will only be available through medical professionals and dermatologists, so you are truly receiving the best treatments for your skin condition when it is severe or problematic.
When you visit a dermatologist, you also receive advice and guidance that you wouldn’t find in salons or on the high-street shelves. Rosacea sufferers, for example, may not be aware that harsh or perfumed products irritate their sensitive skin. They also may not be aware that avoiding alcohol, sun exposure, and wearing broad-spectrum sun protection could help prevent the frequency and severity of their flare-ups. When you visit a professional dermatologist in Northwood, you learn more about the complexities of your skin condition so that you may make adjustments to your lifestyle to better soothe your skin.
At Cedars Dermatology, we pride ourselves on the professionalism and expertise we’ve come to be known for. If you’re seeking professional treatments, trust the professionals. Enquire about your initial consultation today on 0207 307 7467.
Our consultant dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto on why you should consider visiting a dermatologist.