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First Derm visit - Please give me your advice

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Hi guys

Although I only have very mild acne my skin has been getting me down for some time and after many GP visits he has reffered me to a derm through the NHS.

The thing is I am really worried because my sister told me that Derms don't really want to know unless your skin is affecting your health or is really serious. Although I only have very mild ance my skin is oily and my pores look so large that my skin looks all bumpy and rough.

Can anyone tell me what to expect from my visit? Will he be able to help me or just call me silly because it's only cosmetic?

Please help, I'm really nervous and I don't know whether to cancel my appointment.

xx

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Hi guys

Although I only have very mild acne my skin has been getting me down for some time and after many GP visits he has reffered me to a derm through the NHS.

The thing is I am really worried because my sister told me that Derms don't really want to know unless your skin is affecting your health or is really serious. Although I only have very mild ance my skin is oily and my pores look so large that my skin looks all bumpy and rough.

Can anyone tell me what to expect from my visit? Will he be able to help me or just call me silly because it's only cosmetic?

Please help, I'm really nervous and I don't know whether to cancel my appointment.

xx

I'm sure you will like to experience, hopefully he/she is a respectful one and takes the time to get to know your condition. Make sure your clear about your concerns, and which medicines you want to take or don't want to take. Alot of derms, when you go in for an appointment, will say ok well we will try this. And if you don't want to, speak up about it! they are open about it.

Don't cancel!

good luck

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I agree...if your doctor has referred you, he obviously has a reason. It could be that he wants the derm to look into whether you indeed have acne or some other skin condition that could be easily onfused with it. A derm can also suggest the best products and medication for your skin which will hopefully help. Unless the roughness and visible pores are caused by some condition other than oily skin and acne I don't think anything cosmetic like that would be treated on the NHS but you could always enquire about private treatments if the derm thinks they would be helpful.

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