Spe­cial­ized Med­i­cal Care for the Life of Your Skin

Wellness Update - - CLEVLAND CLINIC -

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.

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