Your scar may come with a good story, but you’ve grown tired of telling it. Skin—as an organ, it’s our first line of defense against the elements. It’s also one of the first things anyone—stranger or friend—notices about us. As a branch of medicine, dermatology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of issues and disorders related to the skin, hair, nails, and even the inside lining of the mouth. In fact, dermatologists work with patients of all ages to diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases—from skin cancer to eczema, acne, psoriasis, nail infections and many more. A Dermatologist (dur-meh-tol-uh-jist) is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes (e.g., lining inside the mouth, nose, and eyelids.)
Dermatologists can treat patients of all ages — from newborns to adults. Dermatologists also improve the appearance of their patients' skin, hair, and nails. Some of the services that may be provided by dermatologists are:
From the smallest of blemishes to large acne outbreaks, the way we feel about our skin dramatically affects the way we move through life. Our dermatologists focus on your skin, along with your hair and nails, so you can shift your own focus—moving away from “what’s wrong,” and toward all that’s right. Our dermatologists provide expertise that supports patients across a range of skin-related issues and needs, everything from the diagnosis and surgical treatment of skin cancer, to minor cosmetic surgery.