Talking to your dermatologist about a sunburn can be embarrassing. Patients are often concerned about judgment from their doctor. While your dermatologist would prefer to see everyone practicing good, preventative suncare, they understand that mistakes happen, and they are here to help. Your dermatologist is ultimately concerned about your wellness and wants to help you before a situation becomes dangerous.
Men and women have different concerns when caring for their skin, hair, and nails. Besides apparent differences like facial hair and male pattern baldness, testosterone causes men to have thicker, oilier skin than women. Men also have more and larger pores than women, have increased risk factors for skin irritation, and are more likely to develop skin cancer. Because of all this, the mistakes men often make when caring for their dermatologic health can differ from those women make.