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Dermatology

Dermatology is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Our medical providers have special training in the prevention, recognition and treatment of issues and diseases of the skin, hair and nails.

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Dermatology is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Our medical providers have had special training in the prevention, recognition and treatment of these diseases. Each dermatologic condition has characteristic symptoms and should be managed accordingly. Additionally, each case will vary significantly in severity, which will determine the treatment options. Some of the most common dermatologic conditions include:

  • Acne: pimples on the skin due to inflammation of the sebaceous glands
  • Warts: small hard growth on the skin caused by a virus
  • Eczema: rough and inflamed skin that is itchy and may bleed
  • Psoriasis: itchy, red, scaly patches on the skin
  • Dermatitis: red, swollen and sore skin caused by irritation or allergy
  • Fungal infections: infection of the skin or nails caused by a fungus
  • Skin cancer: uncontrolled growth of skin cells

There are many types of therapies that may be used in the management of skin conditions. Some of these may include:

  • Topical medications
  • Immunotherapy/systemic medications
  • Surgery (biopsy, excision)
  • Laser therapy (dermatologic treatment only, non-cosmetic)
  • Phototherapy (specific dermatologic conditions, which is ordered by the dermatology provider)