How can consultation with a dermatologist help me?

A consultation with a dermatologist can help you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your skin condition. Primary care doctors are able to evaluate many skin conditions and may be the first healthcare professionals you discuss your skin problems with. However, dermatologists are doctors with extensive training in skin care and skin disorders. Skin conditions can be difficult to diagnose because there are so many skin problems and the symptoms may be similar. Consultation with a dermatologist may be the more accurate and cost-effective means of diagnosing and treating skin disease.

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