Preparing for Your First Visit
Your first visit to a dermatologist is important, and it will be much easier for both you and our office if you are well-prepared. Make a concrete list of issues or concerns that you want addressed. Also take some time to make as detailed a history as possible of your existing skin conditions:
- When did you first notice the condition?
- Has it gotten larger or more prominent since?
- Have you noticed any changes in color, size, shape, frequency, etc. of the condition?
Remember to also make a list of any medications and skincare products that you are currently using, and bring the list to your appointment.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Please arrive at least 30 minutes early for your first visit to give yourself time to fill out any needed paperwork. This appointment is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn about possible treatment options and get reasonable expectations for how much your condition can be treated – you may be surprised at the amount of skin conditions you don’t have to live with, thanks to the advances in dermatology! We encourage you to ask us any questions you may have.
We believe that quality care begins with open communication. We promise to speak candidly with you about our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we can achieve a true partnership, with one common goal – keeping your skin beautiful and healthy for years to come!