Specialized Medical Care for the Life of Your Skin
Whether you need medical, surgical, or cosmetic treatment for your skin, you can find a dermatologist who meets your needs. In fact, dermatologists are credited with developing many common treatments and technologies widely used in patient care today, from cortisone and antifungal creams to harnessing the power of the laser for skin resurfacing and tattoo removal.
Diagnosing and Treating Disease
Dermatologists devote their skills and energy to treating medical conditions of the skin, such as acne, rashes, rosacea, psoriasis, warts, and skin cancer. They use the latest research to treat acute or chronic diseases that can be life-altering. Dermatologists also treat a number of skin diseases that are not visible on the skin, such as excess sweating and itchy skin.
Providing Surgical Solutions
All dermatologists are trained in surgical procedures, and some choose to specialize in surgery. They use leading-edge techniques, often invented or perfected by below dermatologists. For example, dermatologists refined the techniques used in Mohs surgery, a special surgery to remove some of the most common types of skin cancer. Dermatologists also developed tumescent liposuction, a technique to remove fat deposits which is performed in the dermatologist's office requiring only local anesthetic.
Enhancing Your Skin's Beauty
Some dermatologists improve the health and appearance of your skin with a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments including filling in or smoothing out wrinkles and scars, eliminating spider veins or skin discolorations, resurfacing skin with microdermabrasion or chemical peels, and removing or transplanting hair.