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What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the study of the skin, hair and nails and any conditions, disorders and infections that may affect these areas of the body. If you are dealing with a problem that affects the health of your skin, hair or nails, then you are most likely going to turn to a specialist known as a dermatologist. While a regular doctor may be able to treat more minor skin problems, a dermatologist has received extensive and specialized training to be able to diagnose, treat, prevent and manage both acute and chronic dermatological conditions.

When should I see a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a valuable asset for anyone. They can provide you with practical advice and education to prevent problems such as skin cancer, acne and more.

Of course, you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist if,

  • You notice a changing or suspicious growth, mole or bump on your skin
  • You need to get a skin cancer screening (everyone can benefit from annual screenings)
  • You are dealing with patches of red, itchy, burning or cracking skin
  • You are experiencing widespread or painful rashes
  • You have brittle, damaged or yellow nails
  • You are dealing with sudden or unexpected hair loss
  • You can’t seem to get your acne under control with home care
  • You want to protect your skin against wrinkles, fine lines and other forms of aging
  • You want to refresh your appearance and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc.
  • You experience excessive sweating
  • You are dealing with a large or painful cyst that doesn’t go away
  • You develop a cluster of warts that continue to spread or get worse

What can a dermatologist do for me?

A dermatologist doesn’t just diagnose certain conditions but also can provide a variety of treatment options customized to your needs and health problems to treat the condition or at least manage symptoms. Of course, dermatologists also provide cosmetic treatment options to help remove pigmented lesions, age spots and other problems that may make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.

Are you looking for a dermatologist in northern Nevada who can treat your skin issues and address your concerns? If so, call Carson Dermatology at (775) 883-7811 to schedule your appointment with us.
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