What is a Dermatologist?

Dermatologist in Phoenix, AZ

A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of skin conditions and diseases. Dermatologists are certified by the American Board of Dermatology after extensive education and medical residency. They treat everything from minor skin rashes, like hives, to chronic skin diseases, such as eczema or psoriasis. Dermatologists are good diagnosticians and can distinguish between conditions that share similar symptoms. Today many dermatologists are also well versed in cosmetic dermatology procedures to help improve the appearance of skin as we age.

The skin is the largest organ on the human body and accounts for about 15 percent of your overall body weight. Since it is not only the largest but also most noticed organ, it’s important that it both looks and feels healthy. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that there are over 3,000 different diseases that can affect the skin.

What does a dermatologist treat?

A dermatologist, sometimes colloquially referred to as a skin doctor, is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, maintenance and treatment of these 3,000 skin-related disorders. Here at our dermatology clinic we offer a full range of services to improve conditions that affect the skin, nails and hair. Here are just some of the dermatological conditions that we treat:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rashes
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Disorders of the hair/nails
  • Warts
  • Cancer
  • Moles

What kinds of cosmetic services does a dermatologist treat?

A dermatologist also offers cosmetic and aesthetic services to improve the overall appearance of skin that may be affected by the sun, environmental elements or toxins, as well as skin that shows signs of aging. Cosmetic dermatological services offer a way to enhance, rejuvenate and improve the overall appearance of the skin to reduce the look of dermatological imperfections. Here are just some of the cosmetic services your skin doctor offers:

  • Botox and other dermal fillers
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser hair removal
  • Photofacial laser treatment

Our goal at North Branch Dermatology in Phoenix, AZ is to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots and other issues that affect the look and feel of your skin. From a full line of skin care products to fight common skin issues such as acne, enlarged pores and pigmentation to unique and individualized treatment plans, your dermatologist can help you get healthier, younger-looking skin.

Looking for a skin doctor? Call North Mountain Dermatology in Phoenix, AZ at (602) 944-4628 today to schedule an appointment!