Why See a Dermatologist Regularly

Your Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist is your local skin care expert, and whether you are looking to care for the health of your skin or to improve its appearance, they're the professional to talk to. Regular visits may be important to address certain skin conditions, like those that require follow-up treatments, but it's especially important to visit your dermatologist regularly to protect yourself against skin cancer. You can learn more about all the benefits of visiting your dermatologist by reaching out to Dr. Trent Massengale of Atlas Dermatology.

Skin Cancer

Your dermatologist offers a variety of treatment options to improve the way your skin looks, these can reduce the appearance of signs of aging, scars, and similar issues. Your dermatologist can also offer treatment for acne and other skin conditions. All of these are important reasons to visit your dermatologist, but regular visits are most often recommended for skin cancer prevention and treatment.

Just about everyone can be affected by skin cancer, although there are certain factors that can increase your risk and make early detection even more important.

Early Detection and Prevention

Although potentially dangerous, skin cancer is very treatable if it is detected and treated as early as possible. At-home self-examinations are an important part of early detection, you can keep an eye on any concerning moles and report them to your doctor, like in between office visits.

An annual in-office checkup is typically what's recommended for most, but it may vary depending on your risk factors.

Along with regular checkups, both at home and in the office, your doctor may also recommend taking steps toward prevention to minimize your risk factors for skin cancer. Some simple tips include wearing sunscreen and sun-protective clothing while out in the sun and avoiding the use of tanning beds.

Dermatologist in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA

If you are looking to schedule a consultation with your Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Massengale of Atlas Dermatology, you can do so by dialing (225) 313-4560 for the office in Baton Rouge, LA, and (844) 313-4560 for the office in Prairieville, LA.

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