Medical Dermatology covers a wide range of diseases and conditions affecting the skin, scalp, hair and nails. When it comes to dealing with chronic and acute skin conditions that go beyond the cosmetic aspects, you need a medical dermatologist. Your dermatologist will be able to provide the right advice and the best way to treat and protect the skin.
Chronic conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and rosacea can be very hard to completely eradicate, but they can be managed. By using the right prescription for your type of condition and paying close attention to your diet, skin care regimen and lifestyle. By knowing what triggers your condition to worsen, you can avoid a break out and begin to feel better.
There are also acute skin conditions that are often temporary and can easily be dealt with medication and time. Cold sores, blisters, chafing, warts and different types of rashes ca be treated easily, however other conditions may warrant special attention from a medical dermatologist. Skin discolorations, cysts, lumps, hair loss, discolored nails, severe forms of dermatitis and pre-cancerous lesions are better treated as soon as possible before they become a bigger health concern.
The skin is the biggest organ of the body and it deserves and needs just as much attention. Not only for aesthetic reasons but for health reasons as well. There is a long list of severe skin diseases and skin cancers that can be prevented with early detection. What may be a simple rash can lead into a serious medical condition that can affect overall health such as dermatitis and psoriasis among others. That is the importance of consulting a doctor specializing in both cosmetic and medical dermatology.
Dr. Ghada Kassab is a Board Certified Dermatologist with over 15 years of experience in advanced skin care and medical dermatology. For your skin care concerns, call us for an appointment at (858) 273-2726 or book online!