The skin, the largest organ we have.
In the skin, the largest organ we have, dermatologists can diagnose more than 1,000 internal diseases.
In other words, the skin is “the external face of internal medicine.” Just as women know that you have to go to the gynecologist once a year, it is important to go to the dermatologist with that same frequency.
Here are the most important questions you can ask a dermatologist if you are going to visit him:
To check your moles
25% of Spaniards will have skin cancer. Therefore, it is interesting that once a year a dermatologist evaluates your moles to confirm that they are benign.
In the event that you have many moles or have a history of skin cancer, the correct thing to do is to make a “mole map”, that is, record the external and internal images in a program so that once a year it can be verified that They have not changed.
And if one is asymmetric or has a non-homogeneous color, the ideal is to remove it and analyze it.
That value the quality of your hair; the most common cause of hair loss is hormonal alopecia, which accounts for almost 95% of alopecia.
The dermatologist will assess your hair, ask you for an analysis to check iron and hormone levels and give you an appropriate treatment, which can range from a lotion, some pills, infiltrations of platelet-rich plasma (what Rafa Nadal did on his knees ) or even a hair transplant.
Today, with the follicle-to-follicle (FUE) technique, magnificent aesthetic results are achieved with transplants.
Control your skin eruptions; many people suffer from acne, eczema, psoriasis or other skin eruptions that can be treated with different techniques available to modern dermatology.
For example, through the skin we have diagnosed many cases of Covid-19, since the virus can produce different skin lesions.
That improves the quality of your nails
Yes, we dermatologists know about nails. Some of its alterations can lead us to make the diagnosis of psoriasis, lichen, infection or even alopecia.
That rejuvenates your skin
50 years ago, when a person wanted to look younger, they had to have surgery. Today, modern dermatology can help you keep your skin and look younger with the help of small touch-ups. The four Rs are important to me:
Revitalize, that is, generate collagen with suitable creams or techniques such as lasers, intense pulsed light, mesotherapy and calcium hydroxyapatite.
Repositioning changes in fat and bone can be compensated for through the use of tensioning threads, hyaluronic acid, and Ultherapy.
Restore the expression-emotion correlation. When we get older, our expression begins to convey sadness or fatigue, even if we are not sad or tired.
Give up. Finally, it is important to know how to give up perfection and amazing results.
We must convey to our patients that discreet results are the most elegant.
Perfection is imperfect. Picasso spoke of seeking the beauty of the imperfect.
In short, visit your dermatologist once a year. Your skin will thank you. We are our skin.