There, really, is no need to see a dermatologist for demodex. 99 times out of a hundred these little beasties post no problem at all....and almost everyone has some living on them....
Your optometrist has, in my opinion, blown this way out of proportion....
The good news? With simple twice daily face washing with soap and water, as well as exfoliating dead skin, with most any product available a the store, the mites can be easily be brought under control.
Here is an excellent article from a highly respected source that you might find helpful:
So. What is the take home message?
Take the $300 you would spend on consulting a dermatologist and spend it on a nice dinner and a play.
Does this make sense to you?
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It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I don't go up in a puff of smoke -- I'll still be right here to continue helping you, but, as I do work for tips, I want to make sure you are happy before rating me.
Dr. Rick MD FACS