Obtaining the proper diagnosis the first time around is of vital importance when it comes to formulating an effective treatment plan and not worsening the condition or creating additional issues. While we do encourage our patients to be proactive and aware of their skin’s health, we strongly advise against self-diagnosing skin conditions as many symptoms and indicators are identical and shared by multiple skin disorders and diseases.
Regardless of how minor your condition may initially seem, it is always wise to obtain a diagnosis from a board-certified dermatologist. When you are suffering from the symptoms of a skin issue, we make every effort to offer quick or even same-day appointment times, when available. We recommend that you contact us as soon as the first symptoms or signs of discomfort appear.