Dermatology is most simply defined as the medical care of skin, hair, and nails. This includes acne, rashes, and other visible skin conditions. Dermatologists are the licensed medical doctors that treat skin, hair, and nail conditions, but dermatologists can do so much more than ensure you have glowing skin. Your dermatologist is the first line of defense against many enemies of total wellness. At Complexions Dermatology, our providers are dedicated to offering outstanding medical treatment to patients with all types of dermatological conditions.
Dermatologists treat over 3,000 conditions. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and can reveal many medical secrets. With regular check-ups, a dermatologist can also detect potentially life-threatening conditions early, a huge defense against internal conditions. Your skin gives outward indicators of potential inward medical conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, hepatitis C, lung cancer, kidney disease, and skin cancer.
Less severe skin conditions should not be overlooked as inconsequential. More common skin conditions can affect eyesight, lead to sleepless nights, cause unbearable itching, and lack confidence in performing everyday tasks.
Some of the most often treated but no less important skin conditions include:
- Contact dermatitis
Your dermatologist can treat many skin conditions with topical treatments, medication, laser treatments, light therapies, or chemical peels. However, when the problem is more serious, dermatologists can perform multiple procedures as well.
Dermatologists have more than a decade of training to become licensed and have the knowledge and skill to perform a great number of procedures. This allows your dermatologist to customize treatment individually to ensure the best results for your needs.
Here are some of the more commonly practiced procedures.
- Surgical incision
- Laser therapy
- Chemical peels
- Cosmetic injections
- Mohs surgery
Dermatology is more than skin and cosmetic issues. Your dermatologist is a partner in your overall wellness. Annual physicals and quick attention to skin, hair, and nail conditions put you and your dermatologist in the driver’s seat to the best care possible for your outward appearance and complete wellness.