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Skin Care and Dermatology

156247519Skin care at the highest level is delivered through the expertise of dermatologists.  As the largest organ of the body, dermatologists have dedicated their career to understanding this complex organ which is designed to protect inner organs from toxins and pollutants-among many other critical functions. There may be both aesthetic issues and functional ones when it comes to your skin.  After all, 37 million people visit a dermatologist every year. The aesthetics in skincare is a big concern for many today and the greatest concern is if you have a skin condition. Youthful skin today may offer a competitive edge in the job market. Rejuvenated skin may signify that you represent optimism for the future through any challenge.  Quality skin may translate into a message that you are a quality person.

Skin care routines have been reshaped in recent years. You may purchase Medical Grade Skincare products at dermatology, plastic surgeon and medi-spa practices to retain skin quality at an advanced level. You may undergo microdermabrasion treatments to accelerate the skin exfoliation process. You may require more advanced skincare through chemical peels that improve aging signs or Laser Skin Therapy for more severe symptoms of aging. You may want to explore the latest in Facial Anti-Aging.

174362143Dermatology Forums: We turn leading board certified dermatologists to introduce you to some of the most newsworthy topics in dermatological skincare, including:

Words from the Wise in Facial Anti-Aging

Skin Disorder Symptoms and Treatment

Age Spots and Hyper-pigmentation

Skin Disorders

Skin disorders can occur at most any age, depending upon the type. We invite you to check on your skin disorder symptoms. Some skin conditions are more common among specific demographics including, but not limited to:

Acne may strike any adolescent or adult in the age bracket of 13 to 62.

Rosacea affects over 12 million people at most any age.

Seborrheic dermatitis may occur in infancy but is more frequent in those between ages 30 and 60. Children under 3 are also susceptible for this skin condition. Seborrheic dermatitis occurs more frequently in men.

The 4.5 million people with psoriasis for many between the ages of 15 and 35.

It may be up to 5 million affected by Vitiligo, typically affected people in their 30’s.

Fifteen million in the U.S. are affected by eczema.

Approximately 1 million in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer annually.

Steven’s Johnson Syndrome, linked to over 50 drugs  and other underlying causes.

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Skin disorders may be triggered by genetics, allergic reactions, medications, stress or autoimmune disease. There are hundreds of types of skin conditions and the classifications can be challenging to physicians interested in diagnosing affected patients, as well as, the patients themselves. The underlying cause may not be known in the final analysis. Yet, early intervention, treatment and close monitoring are the goals of dermatologists so skin disorders can be managed and resolved.  There are some advanced treatment options available for treating your skin condition, such as, laser treatment. So, in the end, you typically need not worry, providing you follow up with a board certified dermatologist, as recommended.

174247392Choosing a Skincare Doctor and Why It’s important to Check in with a Dermatologist

Dermatologists indeed understand the skin. Several types of medical professionals may offer skin care treatments, such as, board certified plastic surgeons and medi-spas. However, dermatologists know how to screen for skin conditions and direct appropriate treatment.  Early diagnosis of skin conditions is extremely important, limits the risk of improper diagnosis, and may reduce the risk of invasive treatment.

Dermatologists are board -certified by the American Board of Dermatology which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the highest governing board. They are not only trained in treating hair, nails, skin conditions and disease, but they must complete at least one year in a residency program in clinical training for internal medicine family practices, general surgery, gynecology, pediatrics or emergency medicine. In addition, dermatologists must complete a 3 year dermatology residency program within a five year time period. Finally, dermatologists must be graduates of an accredited medical or osteopathic school in the United States or have received the standard foreign graduate certificate.

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Preventative Care

Learn about are skincare tips to help preserve the health and youthfulness of your skin.

Understanding Insurance

Health Insurance coverage varies among insurance companies. You may have a co-pay or deductible to meet in order for dermatologist visits costs to be covered by insurance. By the same token, limits in insurance should never be a reason to delay your consultation with a dermatologist if you have a skin conditions. Many skin conditions are treatable with early detection and intervention.

In the end, a visit with a dermatologist can be an eye opening experience that will provide you with tips for preserving the radiant glow, healthiness and youthful looking skin.

It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.