Some 95 per cent of patients are visiting dermatologists for relatively minor skin concerns that could instead be managed by other healthcare professionals, such as pharmacists or general practice nurses, according to a new study commissioned by Bio-Oil.

The research also found that 85 per cent of dermatologists believe that healthcare professionals should be providing patients with better wound and scar aftercare advice, as nearly all (95 per cent) agree that the appearance of a scar would have been better if the patient had looked after their healing wound properly.

In order to help healthcare professionals feel confident discussing skin conditions such as scars and stretch marks with their patients, Bio-Oil has created a suite of new educational materials to help all pharmacy staff sensitively advise customers.

Bio-Oil: bio-oilprofessional.co.uk

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