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If you have skin concerns, are worried about skin cancer, or need cosmetic treatment for more severe skin issues, it may be time to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, or La Quinta. Dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). They provide treatment to improve the health and appearance of a patient’s skin, hair, and nails. Some specialize in certain types of treatments, such as cosmetic dermatology, diseases of the skin, and pediatric dermatology.

Clinical Dermatology

Clinical dermatologists specialize in the treatment of skin health conditions. They are ‘skin care doctors’ that diagnose and treat diseases and disorders, such as rosacea, acne, pigment disorders, and skin allergies. Many dermatologists also perform skin cancer screenings to detect and diagnose skin cancer. If you are concerned about the health of your skin or have noticed new lesions or growths appearing on your skin, you must schedule an appointment with a dermatologist right away. Learn more about Clinical Dermatology here.

Examples of clinical dermatology procedures include:

  • Mohs surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Keloid scars
  • Atopic dermatitis/Eczema
  • Dry skin
  • Fungal infections
  • Vitiligo (skin pigment disorders)
  • Rashes
  • Yeast infection
  • Aging/sun damaged skin

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists specialize in treatments that improve the patient’s appearance rather than treat diseases or conditions of the skin. Many dermatologists are trained to provide both medical and cosmetic dermatology services. Cosmetic dermatologists have advanced training and experiencing performing laser surgery, using injectables, and erasing or minimizing scars using the latest non-surgical techniques. Learn more about Cosmetic Dermatology here.

Examples of cosmetic dermatology procedures include:

  • Acne scar removal
  • Chemical peels
  • Injectables such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse
  • Laser surgery
  • Hair transplants
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Microdermabrasion


Working with an experienced dermatologist can help to treat any serious skin conditions, restore your skin’s health, and improve your overall appearance.
Get answers to all of your skin-related questions and the medical treatment you need by working with an experienced dermatologist. belleMD.com is home of some of the top female dermatologists in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and La Quinta. Schedule your consultation today.

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