Interested in going to a dermatologist to treat your skin issue, but don’t know how to get started?

We understand. That’s why we’ve outlined the five things you need to look for to find the best dermatologist for you!

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5 Things to Look for in the Best Dermatologist

1. Know what kind of dermatologist you need.

There are generally two types of dermatologists; a general dermatologist, who can treat medical skin issues, and a cosmetic dermatologist, who specializes in skincare treatments.

Your dermatologist search should begin by understanding what type of skin issue you have, and whether that skin issue is considered medical or cosmetic.

2. Search a dermatologist’s bio.

When researching dermatologists in your area, be sure to check out each professional’s bio. They should give you a good idea of their education and training, their board certifications, and their treatment specialties.

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3. Schedule a consultation.

The best way to find the right dermatologist for your needs is to schedule a consultation. This is your chance to ask questions, understand more about the dermatologist’s potential treatments, and check out the office.

4. Pay attention to your gut feelings.

Your dermatologist should make you feel comfortable and valued, not rushed or like you’re just another number. Listen to your gut; if it’s telling you that a dermatologist isn’t right for you, it’s time to search for someone who makes you feel better.

5. Ask if your dermatologist will be performing the treatment.

Ideally, you want to find a hands-on dermatologist who performs all treatments themselves, rather than supervising a nurse or practitioner who performs the treatment instead.

I’ve been coming here to see Dr. Carqueville for 3+ years now. It’s always a pleasant experience. Very clean, modern space.  Everyone who works here is very caring, informative, and they get you checked in and check out quickly. I recommend this place and recommend Dr. Carqueville.

RH, Happy Patient

Take the Next Step

Schedule a consultation at The Skin Care Center by requesting an appointment or by calling our Chicago office at (773) 296-3636. We also have practices in Lake Forest, IL (847) 234-6121 and Glenview, IL (847) 901-0252.