5 Skin Conditions Treated by Medical DermatologyDec 26, 2018
Sometimes when people think of dermatology, the first thought that comes to mind is cosmetics. Laser treatments, Botox injections, and chemical peels are part of cosmetic dermatology, but there are also many medical reasons to have a dermatology checkup.
Our dermatology clinic treats many skin conditions, including these five:
Teens and adults everywhere are affected by acne. It is caused by clogged pores and can be difficult to treat or eliminate, especially because acne is hormonal. It can be inconsistent, so we tend to ignore it when it’s not obvious, but when we see it, we want it gone immediately!
Customized treatments that help reduce blemishes and prevent scarring are the most effective way to treat acne. Keep in mind that one size does not fit all, so keeping up with your own unique daily routine is important. This may include a combination of over the counter products, prescription medications, and cosmetic procedures such as extractions and chemical peels.
If your face has red blemishes, generalized redness, or even visible blood vessels, it’s possible you have rosacea. It’s more common in women, but men are able to get it as well.
No matter the cause, dermatologists treat rosacea with topical prescription medicines, laser treatments, and antibiotics when needed.
Ever hear of dermatitis? Eczema is another name for this type of skin rash. Eczema becomes inflamed with a red, itchy rash that can look scaly or dry.
There are many causes of eczema, so it’s important that you see a dermatologist to get the appropriate treatment for your specific case.
Psoriasis is a chronic immune condition that results in dry, red, scaly rashes over any portion of the body. The severity varies from patient to patient, and there are many types of treatments.
The bad news? There’s no cure for psoriasis. The good news? It’s not contagious. Your dermatologist can tailor a treatment plan to improve your specific type of psoriasis.
Maybe you’ve noticed a mole or two. These growth in the skin are usually harmless. However, they can become abnormal or cancerous.
Dermatology providers give full-body checks, looking over moles and other spots found on the skin that may be concerning. If anything looks abnormal, your dermatologist will make treatment recommendations to remove anything suspicious and give you a follow up plan to help keep your skin safe.
About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
We want you to feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced, and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your annual skin check. We look forward to meeting you!