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The skin is the largest organ of the human body and has many important functions, including protecting you from the elements, germs, and other substances. Your skin is often an indicator of the overall health of your body, and when it’s showing changes or other non-optimum qualities, it might be time to get it checked by a dermatologist.

What can a dermatologist help you with? There’s a very wide range of skin, hair, and other concerns dermatologists treat (over 3000), and cosmetic treatments dermatologists perform. We’ve listed six of the most common things a dermatologist can effectively address. 

6 common things a dermatologist treats

Dermatologists perform medical procedures and non-invasive treatments and therapies to address the following concerns–and many more. 

1. Acne

Acne is one of the most common reasons people go to a dermatologist. Persistent acne that resists over-the-counter treatments and products usually requires the care of an expert dermatologist. Left untreated, persistent acne lesions can cause permanent scarring. A dermatologist may provide a prescription treatment, medical-grade skincare routine, laser facials or a range of other methods to resolve acne. 

2. Skin cancer

If you have a concern about skin cancer, a dermatologist can examine the area, remove skin if needed for analysis, and also treat your cancer in some cases. They may perform lesion excision to conduct a biopsy or to prevent cancer from spreading. Dermatologists also perform Mohs surgery, a technique that involves removing cancerous cells from your skin with a layer-by-layer approach.

3. Cosmetic procedures, such as anti-aging treatments

Dermatologists perform many different cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, laser treatments, RF microneedling, microdermabrasion, BOTOX, fillers, and more. Sclerotherapy is also a common cosmetic injection treatment performed by dermatologists to treat varicose and spider veins.

4. Hair loss

Hair loss is one of the most common cosmetic concerns, affecting both men and women. Many dermatologists provide hair restoration treatments with oral or topical medications, PRP/PRF injections, or laser and light therapy. They also provide hair transplantation procedures to graft healthy hair follicles from the back of the head to the scalp, one by one.

5. Scars, moles and warts

Scars, moles and warts are very common concerns typically treated by dermatologists. Dermatologists may use cryosurgery, the use of extreme cold, to freeze and destroy wart tissue. 

Electrosurgery, a high-frequency electric current that will cut or destroy tissue, is another method dermatologists use to remove skin tags. They will typically use a scalpel or other tool to remove moles. 

Dermatologists also use laser surgery to address moles, scars, warts, birthmarks, and unwanted tattoos. Scars can also be treated with injections and other methods to make them less visible.

6. General skin problems

General problems and issues with the skin that don’t easily resolve are probably what most people think of when it comes to getting dermatology treatments. Dermatologists use customized methods to treat redness, itchiness, pigment changes, sores, rashes, dry skin, and other concerns.

Skin treatments at Certified Dermatology

We invite you to experience the elevated level of care at Certified Dermatology. We provide a number of convenient locations across the state of New Jersey. At each practice, you will find a team of highly trained, board-certified specialists who are dedicated to helping you achieve healthy, happy skin.

Whatever your concern about your skin, hair or nails, our team is here for you. We will understand your concerns and work with you to plan a customized treatment plan that suits your exact needs. 

Please reach out today to learn more about skin and hair treatments at the Certified Dermatology location that's convenient for you.

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