Birthmarks, moles, acne, lesions, skin cancers: A huge range of annoyances, abnormalities, and serious conditions affect the body’s largest organ, the skin. The same is true for complaints that impact hair and nails. These may influence your appearance or how you feel, or be life-threatening. Problems with skin, hair, and nails may be preventable or treatable, and that’s where dermatology can help.

Advanced Care for Skin

Dermatologists are physicians specifically trained to focus on the skin, hair, nails, and adjacent mucous membranes. They focus on diagnosis, treatment, and management of:

  • Benign and malignant disorders
  • Skin cancers, melanomas, moles and other tumors of the skin
  • Contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne and other inflammatory skin disorders
  • Skin manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases
  • Dermatopathology
  • Surgical techniques for skin lesions
  • Cosmetic disorders of the skin, including hair loss, scars and skin changes associated with aging

Dermatology Services at McFarland Clinic

Your dermatology concerns may not be the same as a family member’s. There are a variety of concerns that a dermatologist can take care of right in the office, without a trip to the hospital. Services include:

  • Acne
  • Botox
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermatitis and eczema
  • Hair laser reduction
  • Hair loss
  • Mohs surgery
  • Moles, growths and lesions
  • Phototherapy
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes and infections
  • Removal and inspection of moles, growths and lesions
  • Rosacea
  • Skin allergy patch testing
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin ceuticles and skin care products
  • VBeam laser for treatment of vascular lesions
  • Warts

Patients at High Risk for Skin Cancers

Many people are worried about the possibility of skin cancer. There are certain conditions that may place you at a higher risk for skin cancer, such as:

  • History of multiple blistering sunburns
  • Received an organ transplant
  • Have a chronic lymphomas or leukemias
  • Take a medicines that suppress the immune system
  • Prior history of skin cancer

If you have one of these conditions, ask your doctor about a referral to McFarland Clinic’s high risk skin cancer clinic.

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