What Does a Dermatologist Do?

What Does a Dermatologist Do? | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

What Does a Dermatologist Do?

Most people think acne treatment when they hear the word dermatologist, and while acne is undoubtedly within the scope of a dermatologist’s job, that’s just one small aspect of skin care. Spectrum Dermatology is home to highly skilled dermatologists, and the clinic was rated Top Doc in both 2017 and 2018. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and dermatologists perform both medical and cosmetic treatments.

One of the most important jobs of a dermatologist is encouraging annual mole checks. Just like seeing a GP every year for a general checkup, it is essential that your skin is checked yearly for any red flags. Melanoma is the deadliest form of any cancer but is also easy to treat when caught early. In the early stages, melanoma is often effectively removed with a simple in-office excision. However, there are many types of skin cancers, and early diagnosis along with education is an important aspect of a dermatologist’s role.

Beyond Mole Checks: Learn About Your Skin

Skin cancer isn’t the only medical condition that dermatologists treat. The many types of acne, which is also a medical condition, can often only be effectively treated by a dermatologist. This can include cysts and other painful, embarrassing forms of acne that can lead to permanent scarring. Psoriasis, eczema, hyperpigmentation and a variety of medical conditions often require dermatological intervention.

Aesthetics and Skin Care

In addition to treating the cause of skin conditions, dermatologists also treat the esthetics. This is what dermatologists are more known for, and striking a balance between the medical and esthetic is a specialty at top-rated clinics. From laser skin resurfacing to prescription topical and oral treatments, taking care of the skin is in some ways similar to taking care of any other organ. Clients need and deserve the best in expert care, and many times the best treatments are only available from a dermatologist.

Contact Spectrum Dermatology Today!

Skin is the only organ you can see, and it is an indicator of health as well as a source of confidence (or lack of confidence). For all of your skin’s medical and cosmetic needs, contact Spectrum Dermatology at 480-948-8400.