Regarding skin, good health is just as important as good looks. Your skin protects you from the sun, keeps you cool in summer, and keeps you warm in winter. It protects your internal organs from infection and provides a barrier between you and the rest of the world. So, your skin must remain healthy at all times. However, it can sometimes get sick. It can also suffer injury. In both cases, a dermatologist like Dr. Scott Paviol can help provide suitable treatment.
Dermatologists diagnose skin problems ranging from small sores to cancerous growths. Many times they will be able to treat these conditions without surgical intervention so that patients can return to work or school more quickly than if they had required surgery. Many dermatologists also specialize in cosmetic surgery such as eyelid surgery or facial rejuvenation procedures that help improve appearance by reducing lines on the face or improving discoloration caused by age or sun exposure.
Dermatologists diagnose and treat skin diseases. They are trained to recognize and treat a wide range of skin disorders, including:
Acne is a common skin condition. It is characterized by blackheads and whiteheads, pimples, and other blemishes that can be painful and unsightly. Acne affects over 80% of teenagers and may persist into adulthood. Acne can be caused by factors like genetics, hormones, and stress.
Acne treatments help clear up acne symptoms and prevent future breakouts. Dermatologists treat acne based on the type of acne, how severe your symptoms are, and your age. Treatments may include prescription or nonprescription topical drugs like benzoyl peroxide or retinoids.
Blisters are a common skin problem that can occur when your body’s immune system reacts to an infection and causes fluid-filled blisters to form on the skin, commonly on the hands or feet. These blisters can be painful and cause discomfort, but they do not need to be treated at home.
If you experience blisters, you should see your doctor as soon as possible so that they can determine if the blisters need to be drained or if they will heal on their own. If it is determined that the blisters need draining, several types of drains can be used to remove fluid from under your skin.
Dermatitis is an inflammation of your skin that causes redness, itching, burning or tingling sensations in the area of the skin affected. This condition can occur anywhere on your body but is most commonly seen on the face and neck because these regions are more exposed to environmental irritants than others, such as hands. Dermatitis is usually caused by an allergic reaction to something that has come in contact with your skin, such as poison oak or poison ivy; contact dermatitis occurs when you come into contact with an irritant such as detergents or household cleaners. Any time you come into contact with something that makes you itch, burn or have a rash, it could cause dermatitis.
Rosacea is another common skin condition that causes redness and irritation on the face. It occurs more often in women than men and typically affects people between 30 and 50 years old. Rosacea affects about 1% of the population in North America. People with rosacea may notice redness around their nose or cheeks and flushing (redness) when they blush or become overheated.
There are many ways that your skin can get sick or injured. You may have an infection, a skin condition, or a skin injury. Contact PAVIOL DERMATOLOGY and schedule a meeting with a dermatologist for recommendations for treating these problems.