Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on skincare products, but are unhappy with the results. The reason is that they are trying to remedy skin conditions like wrinkles, under eye bags and circles, stubborn acne, acne scars, cellulite, psoriasis, eczema and age spots with over-the-counter (OTC) products that are not tailored to them as an individual; rather, these products take a one-size-fits-all approach. As we all know, everyone’s skin type is different—and so are their skin problems. Trying to correct such issues with a “fits-all” product may provide short-term outcomes, but none that are lasting and significant.
There are other issues as well. Some skin creams and serums are only designed to treat one problem and not another, which means the person has to buy a multitude of products to fix a multitude of problems. This can cause the skin to become irritated, or the contents in the products may work against each other and cancel each other out. Also, in most cases, the products don’t contain enough of the active ingredient to truly render drastic results.
Going from product to product and not achieving your desired goal can not only be frustrating, but costly over time. If you have a concern surrounding your skin—or even your hair or nails—contacting a dermatologist is recommended. Consulting with someone who understands these three components and the various disorders that can occur with them, makes the difference when it comes to care and treatment.
Dermatology is a division of medicine that deals with conditions affecting the hair, skin and nails. This specialty handles both medical and surgical aspects, making qualified dermatologists capable of accessing a person’s hair, skin and nails, and devising the best treatment plan to meet their needs and attain the goals they desire. This may mean injecting dermal fillers, applying chemical peels, performing dermabrasion techniques, and carrying out laser and light therapies, amongst other methods. And with advancements constantly being made in the technologies used by dermatologists, the services these specialists provide are wide-ranging and longer lasting than OTC products.
Browse our site by treatment or condition to learn more, and then contact a skincare specialist in your area.
SkinCareGuide is a leading dermatology resource and directory for patients seeking information specifically about the cause and treatment of skin conditions. Our free directory will guide you as you find a dermatologist in your area that will answer your questions and open the window to your treatment options. For your convenience, we have a feature set up through our site that will easily allow you to email the specialist of your choice directly and request an appointment, or you may wish to make contact by phone or in person. To make sure you are choosing the specialist who best suites your needs, we’ve also provided information from each facility, including the services they offer, physician profiles, credentials, videos, photos, Q&A and testimonials.