3 Main Reasons to see a Dermatologist

If you have a skin ailment that is not responding to over-the-counter medication handed out by your local pharmacy, then it's time that you saw a skin specialist.

A dermatologist is a medical practitioner specialising in skin, hair and nail treatments. Click here to find out where your skin specialist Adelaide is.  

So here are the 3 main reasons to find one in your local area. 


Acne is the number one most common skin complaint worldwide. It appears due to an over-production of oil in the skin, leading to pours getting clogged which results in the appearance of acne. 

Usually as is well documented this is more common in young adults during puberty as the hormones change. However, more and more people are now taking this into adulthood and as new scientific test are proving can be the sign of underlying issues like PCOS, so see your dermatologist if you are a long-term sufferer. 


Psoriasis stems from an issue with the immune system, creating an itching skin disorder. It is a result of the skin cells growing too quickly and building a plaque like substance atop of each other. 

This can become quite severe in areas such as the scalp, elbows, knees, face and feet. The dermatologist will look to suppress your overactive immune system.


Eczema forms in a pinky,  itchy patch and is easily infected if not treated quickly. 

In children, they will tend to grow out of it, but anything up to 10% continue to suffer later on into adulthood.

Generally, it is noticeable from 6 months to five years, and the first signs in a baby are usually on the face, cheeks or chin and can then spread. 

Adult eczema can appear even if there was nothing in their childhood. Important point – eczema is not contageous. It comes from what is known as a 'Trigger'. Your dermatologist will assess you and find out what is triggering this response and find ways of helping to cure but also prevent future attacks.