Why it’s important to consult a medically trained dermatologist

From skin maladies and diseases to age-defying skin treatments and regimens, no one is more trained to give your skin back its healthy glow than a board-certified dermatologist.

Dermatologists are experts in treating the full gamut of skin ailments, as well as conditions affecting the hair, nails, and mucous membranes, which feed into the health of your skin, hair and nails. Although some skin conditions can be treated at home, there are times when seeking help from a medically trained dermatologist is best. In office procedures, prescription medications, and creams can alleviate most skin irritations and get you back to your healthy youthful glow. But there are times when more invasive treatments are necessary.

All dermatologists in the Platinum Dermatology Network are board-certified and trained to treat every type of skin ailment. From the loss of elasticity to conditions needing medical care, we have solutions that will give you the skin you desire.  

The most common reasons for seeing a dermatologist

Acne is a common skin condition that typically affects adolescents; but can affect people of practically any age. Severe acne can affect people’s psyche as much as their skin, and if not treated properly, can produce scars that last a lifetime. People with severe acne can also experience low self-esteem, social anxiety, and depression. Fortunately, acne can be treated effectively. While mild cases can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications, more severe cases require the expertise of a skilled dermatologist.

Dermatitis and Eczema are the results of skin inflammation that cause uncomfortable itching, swelling, redness, dryness, and oozing bumps. This can be painful, embarrassing, and frustrating. Recent breakthroughs in FDA-approved research have given us a new immunotherapy to treat these conditions.

Skin cancer most often appears as a mole or growth on the skin. Knowing the difference between a safe (benign) mole and one that is life-threatening (malignant) takes a trained eye and usually a biopsy. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and is often easily cured when diagnosed and treated early. To know whether your skin is safe from cancer, we strongly recommend every person, no matter your skin color, get checked once a year. Growths that change in size, color, shape, thickness, or texture are reasons to see a dermatologist.

Hair loss can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as alopecia. Our dermatologists have solutions that may help!

Fungal infections such as ringworm, yeast infections, jock itch, and athlete’s foot can cause itching, redness, oozing, and should be treated promptly.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that speeds up the production of skin cells. These extra cell growths form patches of red, scaly skin, which can be itchy and painful. Psoriasis patches can appear anywhere on the head, body or limbs and range in size from large to small. Fortunately, excellent therapies are now available for people with psoriasis to keep their symptoms at bay.

Signs of Aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, sagging skin, scarring, even unwanted lbs. around the belly area, are unpleasant side effects of life experience. Our dermatologists are trained wizards in diminishing these unpleasantries. We know which are the best skin care products and procedures for your particular skin and we have the latest technologies to help you successfully fight the effects of aging.

What kinds of procedures do dermatologists perform?

Dermatologists are trained to use a variety of tools to help you achieve the healthy skin of your dreams. Although most skin conditions can be treated with medication, regimens, and non-invasive therapies, some may require an in-office surgical procedure or other invasive treatment, such as a biopsy, in which skin is removed to examine more closely. Biopsies are conducted to find out what the tissue sample contains and is often used to test for skin cancer and other maladies. Other procedures dermatologists perform in-office include cryotherapy to remove warts and skin tags. Hair transplantation for baldness. Laser surgery for moles, warts, unwanted hair, acne, scars, birthmarks, and spider veins. Plus procedures such as CoolSculpting® to remove unwanted love handles and other stored fat, chemical peels, Kybella®, microdermabrasion, microneedling, fractional resurfacing, photofacials, and more. And, all of our Botox®, fillers, and other injectables are administered by skilled physicians.

We also have specialists in the Platinum Dermatology Network who only perform Mohs surgery, the most precise of all skin surgeries, delicately removing layers of skin individually to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible while removing cancers and other ailments from highly visible areas such as the face, ears, neck, hands and legs.

To consult with a dermatologist about your skin needs, please schedule an appointment with our skin care specialists today!

Author Platinum Dermatology — Published May 8, 2018

Posted In Skin Care Tips