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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Sarasota Dermatologist

It’s always a good idea to know the important things to consider when choosing a dermatologist.
Below are 5 key things to take into account.

  1. How long have they been in business?
    This is an important thing to find out since businesses that have been in operation for 5 years or more will typically offer a high level of service since the business has been able to succeed for a considerable length of time.If you’re not able to find out how long a dermatology business has been operating via the internet then don’t be afraid to call the clinic directly and ask this question. Any good clinic will be very forthcoming with this information.
  2. What treatments and services do they provide?
    A good dermatology clinic will provide a range of services and treatments, including chemical peels, fillers and facials as well as offering a range of skincare products that are suitable for all skin types.It should be very easy to find out what services and treatment a dermatology clinic provides. Any good clinic will have a website where you can see the treatments available and find out more about them.
  3. What are there offices like?
    This is another important consideration. If you’re going to be visiting your dermatologist regularly then you certainly want to feel happy and comfortable in their offices. When assessing the offices, you should think about how it makes you feel and how friendly the staff are. If a dermatologist’s offices are very cramped or make you feel uncomfortable then it’s a good idea to look elsewhere.
  4. Where are they located?
    Ideally you will be able to find a dermatologist that is right for you who is located fairly close to where you live. If you had an allergic reaction to a treatment and you needed to book an emergency appointment then having your dermatologist nearby is incredibly useful in such a scenario.
  5. Are they board-certified in dermatology?
    It may be surprising to learn that there is no law that states a doctor offering dermatological services must be medically trained in dermatology. This is why many clinics who offer dermatological services such as injectable treatments, do not have a board-certified dermatologist. The best way to find out if a dermatologist is board-certified is to visit www.AAD.org.

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Dr. David S. Sax

Dr. David Sax is a board certified dermatologist in sarasota and an expert in Mohs surgery for skin cancer. He is dedicated to bringing you clinical excellence, highly personalized treatments, and accessible and efficient service. Whether you need treatment for a medical skin condition, or want to achieve a more youthful look with cosmetic or spa services, you’ll find state-of-the-art solutions right here.

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