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Things to Avoid in a Cosmetic Dermatologist

Sep 13, 2008
It goes without saying, but some people are more trusting than others. Some people see the good in everyone, but sometimes that's not such a good thing. It's important to be discerning when choosing any kind of specialist that has to do with health care.

The same care needs to be taken when choosing a cosmetic dermatologist. There are hundreds of people in the medical profession who claim to be an excellent cosmetic dermatologist. However, a certain percentage of these people are not as good as they should be.

Luckily, there are some things to keep in mind when choosing a cosmetic dermatologist, so you can separate the less-reputable dermatologists from the good ones. So, the first thing that you should take into consideration is where the dermatologist advertises.

For example, while you're in line at the grocery store, take a look at the gossip magazines that are usually lining the aisle. In the back of these magazines are usually some advertisements, some of which have to do with cosmetic surgery. Just as these magazines aren't too reputable, so then are the chances that some of the doctors aren't either. The right kinds of doctors should be advertising in mainstream news magazines, as well as medical journals and selected reputable websites. That's another thing - if you get spam from any cosmetic doctor, that's reason enough to avoid him or her.

Regardless of this, you won't really know if a cosmetic dermatologist is worth going to until you meet him or her face to face. If the person seems in a hurry to get to another, certain client, that's a high sign that you should find someone else. The same thing applies if you're at a consultation with a doctor who is distracted, and frequently interrupts you to answer the phone or talk to a nurse.

Just like any other job, doctors need to have a portfolio of their work. In this case, they are before and after photos of people with all different kinds of skin conditions. If your doctor doesn't have any portfolio pictures available, or refuses to show them to you, then that's a clear sign that this isn't the right doctor for you. Conversely, a doctor that is too eager to show a portfolio to you, and practically forces you into choosing him or her as your doctor, is way too bossy to be the right doctor for you.

Another thing that you'll need to keep in mind is the location of the doctor's office. If the doctor is located in a bad area of town, and in an office that looks dirty and outdated, that means that the doctor has some hygiene issues, and is probably not well-versed in the latest equipment anyway.

The ideal doctor will be completely focused on you and your situation, and be patient enough to answer all of your questions. Additionally, the location of the office itself should be in a nice, clean building, perhaps as part of an association. The doctor should be ready with a portfolio to show you, as well as credentials and certifications.
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