What is medical dermatology?
Medical dermatology is a branch of medicine that’s devoted to keeping your skin healthy. At Sanctuary Medical Center, the expert doctors treat a wide range of issues, from skin cancer to fungal infections in your nails. They’re also experts in pediatric dermatology.
How do doctors treat skin discoloration?
Although most types of skin discoloration are benign, they can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Skin discolorations become more common as you get older because your skin cells and facial veins break down with age and sun exposure.
Some skin discoloration issues that the doctors at Sanctuary Medical Center treat include:
- Port wine stain
- Facial spider veins
Your doctor may choose from a variety of excimer lasers, other medical lasers, and light therapies to resurface your skin and rebuild it from the inside out.
What if I have skin cancer?
Anyone can develop skin cancer, no matter how light or dark their skin. Each month, you should examine your skin, looking for changes to your moles or new lesions. You should also get a yearly skin cancer screening at Sanctuary Medical Center to check for:
Basal cell carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, and is usually found on areas exposed to the sun.
Squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma is marked by scaly, rough patches that arise even in areas not exposed to the sun, such as mucous membranes.
Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, and can quickly metastasize to other organs.
If you have skin cancer, the highly trained doctors at Sanctuary Medical Center cure it in up to 99% of cases with a specialized surgery called Mohs surgery. They remove thin slices of the cancerous lesion, layer by layer, and examine each layer under a microscope until your skin is cancer-free.
Be sure to contact your dermatologist as soon as you notice anything unusual or suspicious on your skin because early treatment ensures the best results.
What other kinds of skin conditions do doctors treat?
The dermatologists and plastic surgeons at Sanctuary Medical Center are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating all types of skin conditions, including infections. A few common conditions that they improve or resolve include:
- Acne and rosacea
- Psoriasis and eczema
- Moles and warts
- Varicose veins
- Athlete’s foot
- Nail fungus
If your skin doesn’t look or feel right, come to Sanctuary Medical Center for an evaluation. Phone the knowledgeable staff or use the online booking form.