Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Treatment Options for Medical Skin Conditions

Millions of people suffer from skin conditions that directly impact their quality of life. Some of these conditions are irritants, while others are painful or even life threatening.

Treatment options for medical skin conditions vary greatly, depending on the specific condition, but a medical dermatologist will be able to diagnose and determine which therapies will be most effective. Options include everything from laser therapy to skin surgery. The following are common medical skin conditions and their related treatments:

1) Rosacea

Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that can produce redness and bumps, particularly on the face. Though there is no absolute cure for this condition, there are topical medicines and treatments that can diminish and help patients manage the symptoms, including laser therapy to break up pigmentation.

2) Acne

Though acne is typically associated with the teenage years, the reality for many people is that the condition lingers or reappears well into adulthood. There are medications that can reduce the severity of acne, but other treatments such as laser therapy have also proven effective.

3.) Eczema
This bothersome medical condition produces patches of dry and itchy skin for a number reasons that include expose to allergens or other irritants. Because eczema is caused by so many different things, medical treatment for this concern is customized for patients' needs. Typical care includes topical mediation to soothe skin and prevent infection.

4) Skin Cancer

Unfortunately, skin cancer is on the rise, and it is affecting people at a younger age than ever before. For this reason, it is imperative that patients get screened on a regular basis; treatment is always more effective when the cancer is identified early. Surgical removal of the cancer is typically the best solution.

Whatever your condition, no matter how severe, there are treatments that can alleviate pain and discomfort, improve your appearance, and help you to feel better about yourself. Our highly trained and experienced dermatologists can recommend the right set of treatments for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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