Reasons to See a Dermatologist

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February 17, 2017

While minor blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles are prevalent skin conditions, hundreds of others can also affect your body’s largest organ. Some ailments cause relatively minor symptoms, but skin cancer and other conditions can jeopardize your well-being. A dermatologist can check troubling concerns like itching, pain, redness and rashes as well as changes in the shape or color of a mole. The members of our team at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center are trained to care for a wide range of skin diseases and cosmetic concerns, including acne and the signs of aging. The scope of the practice can also include the treatment of issues related to your hair, scalp and nails. It is never too early to see a dermatologist. Regardless of your age, you can benefit from a regular checkup with our specialist.

If you suffer from itchy, red or flaky skin that does not improve with the use of over-the-counter creams and medications, the cause may be an underlying chronic condition like rosacea, eczema or psoriasis. A dermatologist can often treat these skin ailments effectively with prescription-strength medications and non-invasive treatments.

Eliminating acne can be a challenge. While the condition is most common among teenagers, you can get acne at any age. Our dermatologist can prescribe advanced forms of treatment including in office laser treatments that minimize the occurrence of outbreaks and the appearance of acne scars.

Although the presence of body hair is normal, you can consult our team if you are unhappy with it. Whether you are dealing with hair on your upper lip or your back, we have treatments available that can help you to get rid of this hair once and for all.

Your skin undergoes various changes as you age. It can be affected by the sun, smoking and environmental irritants. The result is wrinkles, age spots and other signs of aging. Our dermatologist can recommend treatments that smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles while improving the color and texture of your skin so that you appear younger.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. More than 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with the condition each year. It is recommended that you receive an annual screening with a dermatologist to make sure you aren’t dealing with any signs of the disease.

If you have any kind of issue with your skin, it is a good time to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla. Even if you are happy with your skin, if you haven’t had an annual exam in a while, it is probably time to come in for one. We will review your medical history and conduct a full examination that includes all of the appropriate tests. The results of the exam and tests will enable us to determine the best treatment option or your individual circumstances. Early diagnosis and treatment of any number of conditions increases the potential for a successful outcome. Proper care can minimize or eliminate various conditions and give you healthier, younger-looking skin along with improving your overall quality of life.

Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center is happy to serve patients in the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about our medical, cosmetic and esthetician dermatology services.

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