Reasons To Visit A Dermatologist



Skin is a first-line defense of the body. It is the largest organ of the body that protects it from germs and repels water. It also protects the blood vessels, nerves and organs. So feeling good about your skin is an indication that you won’t need any advice. But if you aren’t feeling good about the skin, you should visit a dermatologist so that he can give you the best line of treatment.

Reasons to visit a dermatologist

Change in the patch or mole of the skin

You should visit a dermatologist if you experience a change in color, size, shape or symptom of a mole or patch of skin. The changes may be a sign of cancer. Therefore, it is important to see a dermatologist if you have witnessed these changes.

Stubborn acne

Acne is a common problem among teenagers. The acne causes blemishes that include whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and deep cyst. The problem is not life-threatening but also not good for the skin. It can leave scars if left without using the proper treatment. Over-the-counter drugs are preferable for acne treatment, such as chemical peels, gels, oral medication and laser therapy.

Scars of acne, blemishes, cuts and scrapes

Acne, blemishes, cuts and scrapes can leave a scar. If the scar looks normal or less desirable, it can be treated by a dermatologist. Techniques that reduce the scarring are laser treatment therapy, microdermabrasion and others.

Skin irritation

The skin irritation includes itchy, red, flaky skin that can’t be treated through over the counter creams and lotions. But a dermatologist can give a bit better advice on how to deal with it.

Nail disorders

Nail disorders such as ingrown nails, fungus or others. Whether you are getting treatment for nail disorders seeking the advice of a dermatologist is a good thing.

Keeping your nail free from any disorder is important because the nail indicates the sign of other body disorders such as liver disease.

Hair loss

If you have more hair fall than normal, you may have a scalp disorder. Your dermatologist may ask you to opt for PRP to prevent hair loss and inform you about the best treatment.


Psoriasis is a condition of forming plaques on the skin. It is an immune system problem that causes skin cells to form too quickly. These patches can be thick, itchy or painful. The patches of skin usually appear on the elbow, knees, legs, face and scalp. It is a less common and chronic condition.

Signs of aging

With the increase in age, the human skin will change. People will notice wrinkles, dryness or discolouration, commonly known as age spots. The signs of aging become worse because of harmful ultraviolet rays and smoking. These signs can make an unpleasant appearance.


It is a chronic condition that also affects the eyes. Redness will appear on the nose, cheeks, and chin in this condition. The symptoms may also extend to the ears and chest. The symptoms of the condition also include skin bumps and swelling. The causes of Rosacea are yet unknown. Heat, sunlight, exercise, cold, spicy foods, stress or alcohol may cause the symptoms to worsen.

Skin cancer

It is the most common type of cancer. Doctors can diagnose this cancer easily. Change in shape, size, color, thickness or texture of skin are the signs that prompt a dermatologist visit.

Poison ivy, oak and sumac

These are plants that contain allergens. Contact with these plants can cause itchiness and blistering rash. The symptoms can appear within 72 hours. The rashes may take 1 to 3 weeks to go away. Dermatologists can handle the conditions with prescription creams or oral medications.


Yeast, fungus, viruses, or bacteria can cause skin infection and need a dermatologist to seek better treatment.

Treatments provided by dermatologists

Dermal fillers

  • Used for wrinkles, sagging skin.
  • Smooth your skin.

Wrinkle relaxers

  • Temporary freeze the muscles and nerves to give unlined skin.

Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and micro-needling

  • It works by shedding the top layer of skin.
  • It promotes collagen production.
  • It helps to produce young and revitalized skin.

Laser skin resurfacing

  • The treatment involves the removal of the top layer of skin.
  • It helps in revealing younger-looking skin underneath.
  • It also removes the unwanted tattoo or excess hair.


Laser Hair Reduction

Acne Scars Reduction

Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Vitiligo Treatment

Hair Loss Treatment

Chemical Peeling

Lipolysis Injection

Thread Lifting

Anti-wrinkle Therapy

Dermal Fillers

Carbon Laser Facial

Tattoo Removal


Glutathione Skin Lightening

Dr. Navjot Arora , Dermaheal Skin & Hair Clinic

Dr. Navjot Singh Arora

MBBS, MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy