Conversation starters with your doctor
If you’ve made the decision to visit your doctor to ask appropriate medical treatment for your acne, then you’ve already taken the first step in treating your acne and taking control. To help prepare you for your appointment, listed below are some questions you might like to ask your doctor about your treatment:-
- What kind of acne do I have?
- What factors—including environmental or emotional—may be causing my acne?
- What are my treatment options and what can I expect from them?
- How soon might I see results?
- Will the medicines have side effects?
- What do you suggest I use for face wash, moisturizer, sunscreen or makeup to avoid aggravating my acne?
- How long should I expect to continue treating my acne?
- What else can I do to help keep flare-ups at bay?
It is likely your doctor will also have questions for you. These could include:
- Did your parents have acne when they were teens?
- How long have you had acne?
- Where did it start?
- Can specific things trigger breakouts, such as your menstrual cycle, summer sun, etc.?
- What treatments have you used for your acne?
- Did any of the treatments work for you?