19 Feb The Role of a Dermatologist
A dermatologist is a critical part of your health care dream team, and it’s just as important to see this specialist regularly as it is your general physician. That’s why at Spectrum Dermatology, our priority is patient health and wellness. Many people only see a dermatologist when they’re struggling with stubborn acne, but taking care of the biggest organ you have (your skin!) is the best way to catch issues like skin cancer early. Your dermatologist can help identify, diagnose, and treat various conditions of the skin, hair, and nails.
Dermatology is both an aesthetic medical specialty and paramount for your overall health. Just like having an annual physical with your general physician, having an annual “mole check” helps keep your skin healthy. Since we can only see a fraction of our skin ourselves, it’s important to have a dermatologist that we trust.
Seeing your dermatologist regularly can help with:
- Acne and acne scarring: Acne is caused by hormonal shifts, and anyone of any age can suffer from this ailment. However, treatments are available.
- Actinic keratosis: Also known as those “red, scaly bumps” that many people experience, usually on the arms or legs.
- Allergy testing: Patch allergy testing is an ideal way to identify what you’re allergic to.
- Birthmarks and brown skin spots: While not dangerous, these can be unsightly and damage self-esteem.
- Eczema: This uncomfortable and often embarrassing condition usually needs to be treated by a professional (over the counter options often aren’t strong enough).
- Hair loss: Both men and women can suffer from hair loss, which damages self-confidence. Fortunately, there are treatments and the earlier you take action, the better.
- Melasma: This discoloration of the face isn’t dangerous, but it can be unsightly and is treatable.
- Psoriasis: Thick, scaly skin in highly visible areas is a self-esteem buster, but can be treated.
- Rashes: Rashes can be caused by a variety of factors, including allergies, and should be treated quickly since they can become dangerous.
- Rosacea: What starts as a blush can turn into a chronically embarrassing condition, but a dermatologist has tools to treat it.
- Skin cancer screening: The deadliest form of cancer is also the easiest to treat when caught early.
- Warts: These unsightly bumps can recur and don’t easily vanish on their own, but a dermatologist can quickly take care of them.
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These are just a few of the conditions your reputable team at Spectrum Dermatology can treat. Schedule your appointment online today. Call (480) 948-8400 to get started.