13 Feb What Does a Dermatologist Do In Phoenix?
Most of us see our primary care physician and dentist on a regular basis, but the same isn’t always true when it comes to our dermatologist—and this is a big mistake. Spectrum Dermatology is your Scottsdale dermatologist committed to helping you achieve skin that’s healthy and beautiful. Your skin is the largest organ you have, and it undergoes a lot of stress from sun damage, pollution, and subpar skin care products. It’s critical to see your dermatologist at least once a year for a skin check so that skin cancer can be caught and treated early. However, there’s also much more your Chandler dermatologist can do.
For those who don’t regularly see a dermatologist, they might quickly link acne treatments to dermatology. Treating and preventing acne is certainly part of what a dermatologist in Scottsdale does, especially since acne is such a common issue. In fact, it’s so common that a lot of people don’t think of acne as a medical problem (even though it is). There are various forms of acne, and more severe acne such as cystic acne can cause permanent scarring. Your Chandler dermatologist also treats and reverses acne scarring with treatments like laser resurfacing and chemical peels.
Acne is often considered a “teen problem,” but in reality it’s also very common in adults. Acne can be painful and affect your self-esteem, getting in the way of personal and professional relationships and goals. It’s important to treat acne seriously, and only a dermatologist has the products, tools, and techniques to treat your acne concerns. However, there’s still much more your dermatologist can do for you.
Scottsdale Dermatology for Chronic Skin Concerns
If you suffer from eczema or rosacea, you already know that there’s no cure. These conditions are harmless, but they can definitely lower your self-esteem and maybe even get in the way of your social life or career success. However, just because there’s no cure doesn’t mean the symptoms can’t be treated. A Chandler dermatologist will work with you to find the best approaches to keeping eczema and rosacea in check.
Melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation, such as brown spots or age spots, can also be troubling. Pigmentation is usually caused by sun damage, and it can take years or even decades for these symptoms to appear. Nobody is quite certain what causes melasma, but hormone fluctuations can exacerbate and that’s how it earned the nickname of “mask of pregnancy.” Melasma is more stubborn than other types of pigmentation, but a skilled Scottsdale dermatologist can still treat it. Common treatments for hyperpigmentation include laser or light therapy.
Dermatologists Reverse the Signs of Aging
The first signs of aging many of us notice are fine lines and wrinkles. They are caused by a combination of sun damage, lost collagen (which happens naturally as we age), and consistently making certain “faces” like frowning or squinting. Looking and feeling your best includes minimizing signs of aging, especially if you’re struggling with early signs of aging.
Your Scottsdale dermatologist has many options for turning back the clock based on the placement and severity of lines and wrinkles as well as your goals. For instance, laser skin resurfacing or light therapy can dramatically reduce lines and wrinkles, while Botox around the eyes or between the brows can temporarily “freeze” the muscles causing you to frown or squint. Chemical peels can reveal younger looking skin beneath the surface, and microneedling encourages the body to produce more collagen in targeted areas for a completely natural response to aging.
See Your Scottsdale Dermatologist Today
The most important reason to see your dermatologist is to keep skin cancer in check. All types of skin cancer can be treated fast and easily, but only if they’re caught in the early stages. Spectrum Dermatology features Mohs surgery, which means you can have suspicious moles and marks biopsied, tested, and then biopsied again (if necessary) all in one appointment.
Our on-site lab means you don’t have to wait for results, and if the initial biopsy isn’t free or “all clear” of cancerous or pre-cancerous cells, an additional biopsy is taken. This is repeated until the borders of the biopsy are free of cancerous or pre-cancerous cells.
For all of your skin health and beauty needs, a skilled Chandler dermatologist can help. Call Spectrum Dermatology today at (480) 948-8400 to schedule your consultation or appointment.