Skin is the largest and most important organ that is the protective covering of your body. That is why you should keep it as healthy as you can. This will help you keep from getting sick or having damage to your bones, muscles, and internal organs.
Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common condition, which may be a caused by natural aging, side effects of medication, stress, pregnancy or a manifestation of a health disorder.
Nails should appear smooth and consistent in color. Changes in color, texture, consistency, or growth rate can be signs of fungal or bacterial infection, autoimmune disease, psoriasis, diseases of the lung, heart, kidney, or liver, as well as diabetes and anemia, and even skin cancer.
Medical Dermatology is a comprehensive medical science that consists of diagnosing conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. We take a comprehensive approach to treating a variety of conditions. Our goal is to help each of our patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin through routine skin examinations, treatment and proper skin care at home.
Hair and nails are a natural extension of the skin and play an essential role in protecting the body from external factors in the environment. Being aware of any drastic changes to either the hair or nails is extremely important because it can be an indicator that something else is going on in the body. Did you know that dermatologists also treat hair and nails? In fact, the examination of the hair and nails is part of a complete skin exam.
The most common dermatological conditions we evaluate and treat include, but NOT limited to:
Age or Liver Spots
Boil or Abscess
Cold Sores or Fever Blisters
Hyperhydrosis or Excessive Sweating