Check the status of your skin and protect it

Check Your Skin and Protect It

With your busy schedule, visiting the dermatologist for skin check may be last on your list of priorities and yearly medical appointments. 

We say: why not doing it as a part of your comprehensive health screening, during your long weekend team building, when this important check can take only a short break from the other activites? And, you can do it in a modern polyclinic in Rijeka, a Croatian seaside town, which has held the quality certificate, the QMS ISO certificate 9001:2008 and in 2013 received the International Temos medical certificate “Quality in International Patient Care” and has been awarded the same certificate annually since then.

Our partner – dermatologist can diagnose not only serious skin disease, but they can also help identify skin problems that you may think are harmless. Here are a few conditions that may be cause to call dermatologist instead of self-diagnosing on Google:

  • You spot a mole that is changing shape or size. Whether your mole has been there since birth or it just appeared, it is important to get a skin exam regularly.  It is especially important if you have noticed that your moles have changed in size, shape or color.
  • You have a pimple that you need to get rid of fast. Not only are these painful, but they also seem to pop up at the worst time. Often, this type of acne is caused by hormonal fluctuations, stress or bacteria that’s hard to control.
  • You have acne that just won’t go away. Although many over the counter treatments and home remedies can be successful, there may be some times when it just isn’t working. A dermatologist can give you a more tailored and effective treatment regimen.
  • Your skin is dry, itchy and irritated. This is usually more than a seasonal side effect and could be eczema.
  • You have rough scaly patches on your body. Most often, the root of this problem is psoriasis. Psoriasis is caused by an autoimmune disorder where the immune system sends signals to tell skin cells to grow too quickly, causing them to pile up on the skin’s surface, causing red, thick scales. A dermatologist will recommend specific treatments depending on your individual needs.
  • You are losing a lot of hair or notice a bald spot. This could be caused from a few things and a dermatologist will assess what is going on and will discuss various treatment options for your specific condition.
  • You have patches of skin that are either lighter or darker than everywhere else on your body. Often skin spots are cosmetic concerns but there are other serious conditions that can result in dark and light spots on your skin. A dermatologist should assess them to determine if there is cause for concern.
  • Your skin is persistently red and flushed. Often red spots that look like acne are the result of rosacea. If you are experiencing this, see a dermatologist who can recommend treatment specific to your situation.

Even if you don’t have any of these problems or conditions, you should schedule a skin screening. Early detection of any serious disease is extremely important and potentially life-saving.

The big challenge for our skin health certainly comes with the warm, bright summer periods, with our skin more exposed to the sun. Whatever your private opinion is, about having a tan or not, there is too much research backed up by many evidential experiences that recommend not to stay under the sun unprotected. Reputable health institutions have placed ultraviolet radiation from the sun, as well as from artificial sources such as solarium usage, in the category of carcinogens (cancer causing substances).

However, the dermatologists as professionals are dedicated to helping you remain active, vital, youthful and, above all, healthy. That is why we should follow all these nowadays well-known recommendation for skin protection.

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