What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists are doctors who have specialized training in the treatment and care of treatments and illnesses related to those parts of your body.

Do I need a Dermatologist?

You might be thinking to yourself that your skin is pretty healthy and that your family doctor is enough to keep it that way. The truth is, your skin is the body’s largest organ and serves as your first line of defense from bacteria, viruses, and other dangers like the sun’s UV rays. This means that your skin does a lot of work, and needs special care to maintain optimal health levels. Whether you need help with mild acne or melanoma (skin cancer), your best bet is to find a good dermatologist who will help you to find the right treatments for YOUR skin.

What can Dermatologists do?

A dermatologist is typically qualified to treat or perform a variety of conditions and perform medical procedures related to the skin, hair, and nails. Conditions you would want a dermatologist to treat include:

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis and Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hair disorders and Hair loss
  • Fungal infections of the skin, nails, or hair
  • Warts
  • Shingles
  • Skin cancer

If any of these are conditions that apply to you, or if you have any other concerns related to your skin, nails, and hair health, then reach out to us today at (732) 842-5222 and find out how we can help you to get happier and healthier.