When skin problems arise, the experienced dermatologists at the Art of Natural Beauty Center in Cobble Hill, New York offer safe and effective treatment for several conditions. From common issues like acne and warts to more severe diseases like skin cancer, trust the experienced team at the Art of Natural Beauty Center with all of your skin care needs. Call or schedule an appointment online for a professional skin consultation today.
What conditions does a dermatologist treat?
The skin experts at the Art of Natural Beauty Center treat a wide range of dermatological conditions to help you look and feel your best. The most common skin issues that dermatologists address include:
Acne can occur at any age, and in many cases, over-the-counter acne treatments may be too strong for adult skin. Your dermatologist may recommend prescription medications, chemical peels, or blue light photodynamic therapy.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes facial redness, swelling, and small bumps, mostly on the cheeks. Your dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics to reduce symptoms.
Warts are a common condition caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They most frequently appear on your palms, fingers, toes, knees, or on the bottoms of your feet. Your dermatologist may remove a painful or persistent wart with cryotherapy (freezing), excision (cutting), or electrosurgery (burning).
Dermatitis is an inflammatory condition that causes red, dry, itchy skin. It may turn into crusty scales, painful cracks, or blisters that ooze without treatment.
Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, causes itching, swelling, and even blistering. It often runs in families and can be triggered by an allergy or asthma.
Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes the natural pigment of your skin to disappear in patches. There is no cure for vitiligo, but medical treatment can restore your skin’s color and tone.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that results in a buildup of dry, red patches and silvery scales. Psoriasis can also appear on the nail beds, causing pitting, discoloration, or ridges.
Actinic keratosis is a precancerous, rough, scaly patch on the skin. It typically occurs on your face, lips, or ears, the backs of your hands, or your shoulders and forearms, due to years of sun exposure.
The appearance of a new growth, lesion, bump, or sore on your skin could be a sign of skin cancer. Skin cancer should be treated immediately by a qualified dermatologist.
How often should I get screened for skin cancer?
One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, so it’s essential to get screened regularly. The experts at the Art of Natural Beauty Center recommend an annual screening to detect skin cancer as early as possible. Most forms of skin cancer respond well to treatment when caught early.
During a skin cancer screening, your dermatologist checks your entire body, and she may take a sample of any suspicious skin spots for further testing. If you notice any sudden skin changes, you should contact the Art of Natural Beauty Center for a skin cancer screening right away.
What is photodynamic therapy?
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment technique using a medication that’s activated by light exposure. Your dermatologist applies the medication to your skin, often in the form of a liquid or cream. Once it has had time to incubate, your dermatologist introduces a specific wavelength of light to activate the drug.
PDT is an effective form of treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including superficial skin cancers, actinic keratosis, and acne.
The team at the Art of Natural Beauty Center strives to help you look and feel your best. To address your skin concerns, schedule an appointment by phone or online today.
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