While we typically don’t think of it in this way, the skin is the body’s largest organ. In addition to being the largest, it’s one of the most important — it protects our organs, muscles, and bones, regulates our temperature and water intake, and serves as a barrier that defends our bodies from disease. Since the skin serves such a wide variety of functions and covers the entire expanse of our body, skin issues are often indicative of greater health issues.
This is what makes dermatology so important — it’s the branch of medicine that specializes in making sure your skin, hair, and nails are in good health.
Here at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we want to help make sure this essential part of your body has regular maintenance and is as healthy and beautiful as it can be.
What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a branch of medicine that specializes in the skin, nails, and hair, collectively known as the integumentary system. Dermatologists are doctors that diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of these three key areas of health.
The science of dermatology is used to diagnose and treat an incredible breadth of both common and uncommon skin conditions, including acne, eczema, keloids, cysts, skin tags, moles, and warts. It is also used to diagnose and treat skin diseases and cancers, like psoriasis, rosacea, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma.
What is Cosmetic Dermatology?
Here at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we specialize in both diagnostic and cosmetic dermatology. While diagnostic dermatology deals with identifying and curing skin disorders, cosmetic dermatology focuses on improving the appearance of your skin through aesthetic procedures. Some of these aesthesic procedures that we offer at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center include BOTOX®, Juvederm®, and Chemical Peels treatments.
These treatments can help improve the appearance of skin that is afflicted by a variety of cosmetic issues. Some of these issues include sun damage, discoloration, sagging or deflation, scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles.
When Should I See a Dermatologist?
If you have any questions regarding the health of your skin, hair, or nails, or want to improve the aesthetic appearance of these areas, seeking the medical advice of a dermatologist could help put your mind at ease.
Any unusual areas that you’re worried about in particular can be examined and biopsied if necessary. Perhaps even more important than checking out existing concerns, annual visits to the dermatologist can help detect skin conditions early on. Most skin diseases and cancers can be cured easily if caught early; if left unchecked, they can progressive and require aggressive treatment.
Here at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we’d love to address any of your current health concerns, improve the aesthetic appearance of your skin, or help you begin your journey to yearly skin checkups. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!