Medical dermatology includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Providers in this specialty receive training to spot skin cancer and other disorders, manage chronic conditions impacting these areas and address discomfort due to skin infections, rashes or other concerns. Treatments may include topical or oral medications, surgical procedures or other therapies. A plan is formulated with your dermatology provider to determine the best course of action to address your specific concerns.
It is recommended that patients visit a dermatologist at least once a year to undergo a complete skin check as part of their routine care.
Surgical procedures may be required to remove benign skin growths such as cysts, moles, and fatty growths called lipomas, as well as some skin cancers. These procedures are performed in-office under sterile conditions and require little or no topical anesthetic.
Fancher, Whitney MD, FAAD, FACMS
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