What Do Dermatologists Treat?

Dermatologists treat a wide variety of problems involving the skin, scalp, and nails, including acne and skin cancer.

The following conditions are frequently treated by dermatologists:

  • EczemaThis is a common skin rash that is not often seen in adults, but it frequently appears suddenly in children. It is characterized by dry, scaly, and itchy skin that oozes and bubbles. Medicine and other therapies will be used to help control the itching, reduce the redness and swelling, and to clear up any infections.
  • Carcinoma and melanomaBasal cell carcinoma is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of skin cancer. This kind of cancer grows very slowly and rarely spreads to other locations on the body. Malignant melanoma, on the other hand, is very aggressive and grows inward where it can spread throughout the body, often leading to death. Early detection of skin cancer is essential to proper diagnosis and to getting effective treatment.
  • Hair and scalp conditions—Dandruff and thinning hair are commonly treated by dermatologists. A variety of skin conditions can cause dandruff, making a correct diagnosis by your dermatologist essential for proper treatment.
  • Hives—This condition is characterized by small pink welts that can occur anywhere on your skin. The welts can range in size from as small as a pea, to covering large areas of the body. They usually last only a few hours before fading away, and the cause may be from a virus or an allergic reaction to specific foods and medicines.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, it is important to see an experienced dermatologist to develop the most effective treatment plan. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.