1 Stage: Conversation and information gathering
The dermatologist will listen to complaints, collect information about the course and duration of the disease (medical history). The doctor will ask if you have any co-morbidities and if you are taking any medications.
2 Stage: Review
The dermatologist will examine the skin and assess its condition using a magnifying glass. Additionally, the doctor can use a dermatoscope or a Wood's lamp for diagnosis.
3 Stage: Establishing a diagnosis and treatment regimen
The doctor establishes a preliminary diagnosis, issues an advisory opinion, a treatment plan and, if necessary, recommendations for additional examinations.