At Midwest Derm, we think dermatologists are special, and we know that they’re specialist physicians who are experts at treating health conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails. What you might not know is that dermatologists can understand the symptoms of full-body health conditions that can show up on the body. For example, dermatologists are capable of determining whether a rash is due to an external factor, such as the sun, or an internal condition, such as lupus.
For all of these reasons, dermatology plays a pivotal role in the practice of medicine. Make an appointment with a dermatologist, and chances are you’ll be one of dozens of patients with very different conditions. For example, on any given day at Midwest Dermatology, skin specialists help pediatric and adult patients with:
• Skin cancer surgery
• Acne treatment and prevention
• Chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
• Hair loss and restoration
• Childhood birthmarks
• Cosmetic procedures to reverse the appearance of aging
• Autoimmune disorder rashes
• Wart removal
• And other conditions
Dermatology matters because conditions that affect the skin and hair are highly visible, which means that dermatology conditions can shape how people perceive themselves and how they interact with others in their lives.
Also, because skin is the body’s largest organ, a problem with it can cause major problems throughout the entire body or it can be where symptoms of serious system-wide illnesses show up first.
As a medical specialty, dermatology is demanding because of the variety and breadth of conditions that specialists must recognize and be able to treat, and quite competitive. Those who enter the specialty are typically meticulous and disciplined, possessing strong visual observation skills and an encyclopedic knowledge of the thousands of problems that can manifest on skin, hair and nails.
To find out more about issues impacting your skin, make an appointment with your own dermatologist at Midwest Dermatology today.