When it comes to choosing a dermatologist, it’s best to find someone with a reputation that’s seen a lot of work, not just for cosmetic treatments but for everything from your health to your mental wellbeing.
“I don’t know of a single dermatologist that I’ve ever worked with that hasn’t had a reputation for treating me better than the person I’m looking at,” says Lauren, who works in Brisbane.
Lauren, 23, has been treated by a dermatologists friend since 2014.
“The only reason they’ve been good is because I’ve worked with them, so I’ve seen their results,” she says.
Her dermatologist friend, Dr Denny, who is also a cosmetic dermatology doctor, has treated Lauren twice.
Dr Dennie says he works with people who are struggling with a mental health issue, as well as those who have an allergy or allergy-related condition.
“When we have to deal with mental health issues, we’re dealing with someone who has a history of mental health problems,” he says.
“It’s important for us to make sure that we’re providing the best care possible.”
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Lauren’s friend and colleague Dr Denna says her experience has been the same for many of her patients.
“They all look different.
Some are more sensitive, some have different skin tones and skin types, some can have more of a skin type problem,” Dr Deka says.
She says that if you’re in a good mood and feel well, you may even see results from a dermatology friend.
“People can be a bit of a rollercoaster, sometimes they can go through phases of happiness and then they’re not,” she explains.
“There are a lot more things that go on in their life, so it’s important to look at all the factors, to have a look at their history.”
The best advice is to see a dermatological doctor regularly, but there’s no need to delay having a check-up.
Dr. Denna adds: “If you’re not feeling well or you need to be assessed for an allergy, then you need a referral from your GP.”
For people who’ve experienced an allergic reaction to a product or procedure, you should seek immediate advice from your doctor.
“If someone has an allergic response to a cosmetic product or service that is not covered by a healthcare agreement or contract, we recommend that they get an immediate referral from their GP,” Dr. Kilday says.
For a dermatosurgical patient, Dr KildAY says the most important thing is to stay hydrated and get enough sleep.
“You should stay hydrate throughout the day, you shouldn’t get too much sleep.
If you’re dehydrated, then your skin will be dehydrated and it will be hard to remove,” he explains.
He also advises against using sunscreen during the day.
“We can’t always tell you exactly what’s going on with your skin but it’s very important to keep your skin healthy and moisturised,” he adds.
Lauren has a great experience working with Dr Dora, who she says is extremely patient.
“She’s always looking out for me, asking questions and getting to the bottom of things,” she laughs.
“Her approach is always the same, that it’s my job to figure out what I need to do to get back to a normal life.”
She says she enjoys the work Dr Doga offers, particularly when it comes down to choosing the right dermatologist.
“Because she has experience in working with people, she’s really good at taking the time to look into things that are more cosmetic than any other dermatologist,” she notes.
“In my opinion, if you need cosmetic surgery or make-up, then I would recommend Dr Doma.”
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