Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in the human body? Many people feel like they don’t need to visit a dermatologist, but the reality is dermatology covers a wide range of both cosmetic and medical conditions. From acne to wrinkles, dermatologists specialize in treating the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes (inside the mouth, nose, and eyelids). Dermatologists can treat well over 3000 different types of skin diseases and can provide a wide array of cosmetic procedures to help fight the visible signs of aging.
Skin cancer is one of the things that people associate most with medical dermatology. At Washington Dermatology Associates, we can treat both pre-cancerous growths and skin cancer. One example of a pre-cancerous growth we can treat in our office is actinic keratosis. For patients who have already developed skin cancer, Dr. Neal is fellowship trained in Mohs surgery.
Two of the more common skin conditions treated by a dermatologist are psoriasis and acne; however, we can treat many other conditions including:
- Fungal infections
- Skin Rashes
- Skin infections
- Viral Infections (including warts)
- Contact dermatitis
Many patients will visit a dermatologist to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and have skin that looks more youthful. Dermal fillers and injectables like Juvéderm, Restylane, Botox, and Dysport are all popular options to reduce wrinkles and increase volume in the face. Chemical peels and laser treatments are also options for patients who want to reduce spots and improve skin texture and tone.
Laser treatments can be effective in the reduction of unwanted hair. With laser hair removal, patients can say goodbye to embarrassing hair and get rid of the waxes, razors, and creams for good.
Your dermatologist is your partner to help you achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin. They can work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that will fit your unique needs. A dermatologist can also help you create a home skin care routine that protects your skin and keeps it looking young and beautiful.
If you are currently experiencing spots on your skin that concern you, or simply want to turn back the clock on your appearance, call Dr. Neal, your Stafford dermatologist, today at 571-431-6175 to set up a consultation.