Why See a Dermatologist?

Our skin is the biggest organ of our body and has the important role of serving as a protective barrier between our bodies and the environment. Since the skin covers your entire body, when you develop a skin irritation or problem, it can spread quickly and lead to more issues. Our hair and nails are important indicators of our health. Therefore, it is always advantageous to see a dermatologist as soon as you notice any abnormalities or discomfort.

What is a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the skin, hair, and nails. They treat conditions like acne, eczema, skin cancer, hair loss, and nail fungus.

Here are some advantages to seeing a dermatologist:

  • A dermatologist is an expert in skin, hair, and nail care, which means you will receive an accurate and efficient diagnosis and treatment plan. They are the ones who can get to the root of the problem when you are unsure of what is going on. Many chronic skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, can go undiagnosed for years because people believe their dry skin is due to the weather or genetics. A proper diagnosis also means a faster recovery.
  • Through annual screenings, dermatologists can prevent and detect skin cancer early.
  • Facilities like Old Bridge Dermatology have the advanced technology to assess and treat all types of dermatological issues. Nail fungus can be treated painlessly and quickly with laser treatment.

Dr. Juan G. Vaillant, a board-certified dermatologist who has been serving the Old Bridge, New Jersey area for over 30 years, is committed to serving his patients with high quality dermatological care. His specialties in both dermatology and anatomic & clinical pathology allow him to treat his patients’ whole health and not just the individual problems. With his experience and skills, you can achieve healthier skin! If you have any questions or notice any abnormalities, please call us at (732) 679-0222 to make an appointment.