As your body’s largest organ, your skin is susceptible to damage, disease and other medical conditions. By visiting your dermatologist regularly, you can learn more about what you can do to protect your skin and prevent diseases like skin cancer. Learn more about healthy skin habits and preventative behaviors below:
- If you are visiting a dermatologist for the first time, be prepared to present a full medical history and to undergo a full body skin check, both of which can help your dermatologist achieve a fuller understanding of your skincare needs. Learn more about how a full body skin check is performed with this guide from EmpowHer.
- Yearly visits for a full body examination can be important for monitoring potentially dangerous changes to the skin, but patients should alert their doctor immediately if they notice any abnormal skin developments. To help you protect your own skin, read more about how frequently you should visit your dermatologist.
- Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? Protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and learn more with these skin cancer statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation.
For more information about dermatology, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.