How a Dermatologist Can Improve Your Skin Health
Your skin is important, because it covers and protects your vital organs. Your skin also plays an important role in how you look. When your skin is unhealthy, it can affect the way you look and feel. Dr. James Ralston at Dermatology Center of McKinney, in McKinney, TX, offers comprehensive dermatology services to improve your skin health.
What You Need To Know About Dermatology
You should visit your dermatologist at least once each year for a skin examination, and more often if you have skin issues like acne, a history of skin cancer, psoriasis, or other skin conditions. Let’s take a look at how your dermatologist can improve the health of your skin:
If you have acne, your dermatologist can recommend benzoyl peroxide products to unblock pores. For painful cystic acne, your dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics or laser treatment to kill underlying bacteria causing the acne. Tretinoin products may also be recommended for severe acne.
If you have a history of skin cancer, your dermatologist may recommend frequent skin checks to help detect changes to the size, shape, or color of moles and other early signs of skin cancer. If your dermatologist identifies suspicious areas of skin or moles, a sample can be taken for a biopsy to determine if cancerous cells are present.
If you have psoriasis, your dermatologist may recommend laser treatment to fade psoriasis patches, and topical treatments to reduce itching and inflammation. In severe cases of psoriasis, your dermatologist may recommend biologics and other medications to modify your immune system response and reduce psoriasis outbreaks.
In addition to improving the health of your skin, your dermatologist is also an expert at improving the appearance of your skin. Your dermatologist provides a wide range of anti-aging treatments including wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, skin resurfacing treatments, and more!
Want To Know More?
To learn more about how a dermatologist can improve the health of your skin, talk with an expert. Call Dr. James Ralston at Dermatology Center of McKinney, in McKinney, TX. You can reach him in the office by calling (972) 548-0333, so call today.