When most people think of “skin problems,” they usually picture acne, sun spots, and wrinkles. But did you know that there are over 3,000 skin-related diseases?
Skin concerns are nothing to take lightly, which is why having a dermatologist you can trust is essential – especially in an age where medical misinformation is so prevalent online. Having a board-certified physician on your side ensures that your skin is getting the best treatment possible, ensuring that you’ll see the best results possible.
Here’s what you need to know about choosing a board-certified dermatologist.
What kind of training does a board-certified dermatologist receive?
When you see a board-certified doctor, you’re getting a doctor who’s completed an extensive amount of courses, assuring that this physician is up-to-date on the latest and most appropriate treatments for patients.
In addition to the regular requirements to become an M.D., board certification requires passing specialized exams by the American Board of Dermatology, as well as additional requirements in annual continuing education and re-certification exams.
Seeing a Board-Certified Dermatologist
If you have specific cosmetic concerns, including wrinkles, scarring, or general appearance, you should consider seeing treatment from a board-certified dermatologist. These experts can perform thorough skin exams, making sure that there are no concerning lesions to address, as well as treat a broad range of skin conditions.
How do you know if a dermatologist is board-certified?
There are many providers who claim to be board-certified dermatologists but do not have the credentials. If you’re curious about your physician’s qualifications, you can quickly check their credentials on the American Board of Medical Specialties site.
Dr. Barnett is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in cosmetic dermatology, meaning that she has received extensive training in her field and is better equipped to address all of your skincare concerns. At the Atlanta Skin Wellness Center, she hopes to be a reliable source of current, scientific information for her patients and looks forwards to earning your trust, too. Make an appointment by calling (404) 446-4840.