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Many skin conditions are a normal part of everyday life and can be easily treated at home. However, there are certain skin conditions that require the care of a specialist. Here’s how to tell the difference:

1. Acne

If you struggle with acne that does not respond to over-the-counter skin treatment, it’s time to schedule a visit with one of the board certified dermatologists at Stones River Dermatology. He or she can determine which kind of prescriptions, medical grade skincare, and aesthetic treatments will be most effective for your breakouts.

2. Skin Cancer Screenings

When it comes to skin cancer, early detection is key. Our dermatologists at Stones River Dermatology can perform skin cancer screenings. Plus, let you know how often you should be screened. If you notice any changes in the shape, size, or coloring of any of your moles, our dermatologists can check for cancerous cells. It’s important to schedule an appointment as soon as you notice any of these changes.

3. Eczema

Eczema is characterized by irritation, itchiness, and flaky patches of skin. If you struggle with eczema, our dermatologists, nurse practitioner, and physicians assistant can find ways to help you manage it and prescribe any necessary treatment.

4. Aging Skin

If you have questions about caring for sun damaged and aging skin, our dermatologists, can suggest products and Aesthetic procedures that can help you improve the visible signs of sun damage.

5. Scar Treatment

If you have a troublesome scar or acne scarring , the dermatologists can suggest medical and aesthetic treatments to improve the look of your scars. He or she may refer you to our medical aesthetician or even a trusted plastic surgeon for further treatment of serious scars or burns.

If you have skin issues that aren’t clearing up with at-home treatments, it may be time to schedule an appointment with one of the dermatologists at Stones River Dermatology. Before attending your first appointment, check with your insurance to see if you need a referral from your primary care provider. Make sure to bring a list of any medications, skincare, and/or supplements you are currently taking. Don’t forget to bring a list of questions and concerns to discuss with your dermatologist. 

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