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What is a dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a medical doctor of skin, nails, and hair. From birthmarks, to nail fungus, to hair loss, they have the ability to recognize and treat more than 3,000 diseases, and some dermatologists are even surgeons. It takes at least 12 years of schooling including four years in a bachelor’s program, 4 years in medical school and 4 years in a residency program.
What conditions does a dermatologist treat?
A dermatologist can diagnose and treat a variety of dermatological issues and medical conditions. Some of the most common conditions and symptoms treated are:
Melanoma: This is a type of skin cancer in which the cells that are in charge of making your skin brown or tan grow out of control. This is a dangerous type of skin cancer because it can spread easily to other parts of the body if you wait too long to treat it. If you think you may have melanoma you should speak to a dermatologist about treatment options.
- Psoriasis: This is a skin disease in which you get red, itchy, scale-like patches that affect mainly your knees, elbows, torso, and scalp. Though there is no cure for this disease there are treatments available to help with symptoms.
- Dermatitis: This is a term used to describe skin irritation. It could be in the form of blisters, skin rashes, swelling, or dry skin. Examples of this include eczema and dandruff.
- Eczema: Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema is a skin condition that affects children and adults. It causes your skin to be red and itchy, or even thicken and crack.
- Warts: Growths that occur on the skin. Common warts are small in size and have a grainy texture. You may see tiny black dots in the wart which are blood vessels that have clotted. Common warts are generally harmless but may cause you to feel self-conscious.
- Rosacea: This is a skin condition that makes the skin on your face turn red and may sometimes cause small, pus-filled blisters as well. Some people also have naturally reddishness in their skin and may be mistaken for Rosacea. If you have red skin and would like to speak with a healthcare professional about a diagnosis, Sesame can help you find great options in your area at affordable rates.
- Skin lesions: These can be unusual growths or skin that looks different than the surrounding skin. Common skin lesions include skin tags, moles, freckles, and birthmarks. Though most lesions aren’t dangerous, some may be red flags. If you are concerned about a skin lesion you may consider seeing a dermatologist.
- Acne: There are a number of options available to help with acne treatment caused including medicine, cream, hormonal therapy, and in some severe cases isotretinoin.
- Fine lines and wrinkles: As you age your skin loses moisture, and lessens its ability to stretch and retract. Fine lines are pre-wrinkles. These are lines that occur when you use muscles in your face over and over. Wrinkles are deeper and may become permanent.
- Age spots: Also called a liver spot, an age spot is a small, dark blotch on the skin. Though there is no harm in age spots they may cause a person to feel self conscious.
- Scars: There are different surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help reduce the severity of scars. -Discoloration or pigmentation: These conditions affect the color of your skin. Dark spots, vitiligo and albinism are some pigmentation disorders.
What treatments are available with a dermatologist?
Whether you're booking a visit for skin care or a skin condition, your dermatologist can help you find the best treatment plan for your skin, hair, or nail issue. Some procedures a dermatologist can perform include:
Procedures for skin diseases:
- Phototherapy: This is a procedure in which certain types of light are exposed to the skin. This type of treatment can help slow down skin cells that are growing too rapidly, help with an overactive immune system, and can suppress or relieve itchy skin. This may be a good option for those who have psoriasis and eczema, jaundice.
- Micrographic Surgery (MOHS surgery): This is a treatment for skin cancer in which layers of skin are removed one at a time and checked for cancerous tissue. This process continues until all of the cancer tissue has been removed. This technique is only used on certain types of skin cancer.
- Laser surgery: This may be used to treat things like raised scar prevention, limited range of motion, and can help reduce pain and itchiness.
- Cryosurgery: Often used for warts, acne, scars and some skin cancers, this type of surgery uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the affected area which will cause the area to peel, blister or scab.
- Biopsy: Your doctor may need to remove a piece of something unusual on your skin to have it further examined in a lab. This procedure can be done under local anesthesia.
- Excision: This is a treatment most often used to remove cancerous skin as well as a little surrounding healthy skin. An excision may also be used to remove skin that is inflamed or skin that gets infected often.
- Fillers: Fillers are injections that help reduce wrinkles, plump soft tissues in the face such as the lips and cheeks. This is a long-lasting treatment that is used on smile lines and scars.
- Botox: Like fillers, Botox is an injection used to treat things like wrinkles. Botox is made of bacteria that acts as a muscle relaxer. By relaxing the muscles that control the wrinkled area, it helps to reduce the impact of the wrinkle itself. This can also be used to treat muscle weakness and other neurological disorders. This is a long lasting treatment that is not used on fine lines.
- Chemical peels
Can I see a dermatologist online?
Yes! Despite what you may have heard, dermatologists can actually treat many skin conditions over video including rashes, warts, eczema, dark spots, and more.
To best prepare for a telemedicine visit, considering having the following information ready to discuss with your dermatologist:
- Any allergies
- Medication you're currently taking
- What and when your symptoms began
- Any previous skin ailments
- Any family history of major diseases or skin conditions
- Any questions you may have for your doctor
You also may consider taking clear pictures of your issue in a well-lit area, and if possible any pictures to compare your symptoms to. For example, if you have a spot on one hand but not the other, take a picture of both hands. Lastly, try not to irritate the affected area before your visit such as taking a hot shower, applying skin care products, or bothering the skin with rubbing or picking.
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Can I see a dermatologist without insurance?
Of course! On Sesame, dermatologist charge one affordable cash price for care - regardless of your coverage. No insurance is needed when booking a visit through Sesame. With upfront cash-pay prices, you never have to worry about hidden fees, copays, or surprise bills again.