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Clinical Dermatology

Clinical dermatologists provide treatment for conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Some also perform dermatologic surgery for the treatment of various types of skin cancer. If you are suffering from the effects of acne or rosacea, have a hair or scalp disorder, or any type of skin disease, you may need medical treatment. If you are noticing new moles developing or asymmetrical lesions and growths on the skin, you may need to undergo a skin cancer screening.

Clinical dermatologists in Palm Desert and surrounding areas are highly trained ‘skin care doctors’ that can diagnose and treat all types of skin conditions. If you are concerned about your skin health or need to undergo your annual skin cancer screening, schedule a consultation with one of our belleMD.com professionals today.


Dermatologic Surgery for Skin Cancer

Patients with suspicious-looking lesions or growths may need to undergo a biopsy to determine whether skin cancer is present. This may involve cutting or scraping a small section of tissue and sending it to the lab. Some physicians perform surgery, laser treatment, and offer topical skin cancer therapy treatments for those diagnosed with skin cancer. Your physician will determine what type of treatment plan is most appropriate for you during your visit.

Surgical treatment options for skin cancer may include:

  • Cryosurgery (freezing of the tissue)
  • Curettage and electrosurgery
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Deep chemical peels
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Surgical excision
  • Topical skin cancer therapies

Clinical Dermatology Procedures

Medical dermatologists are physicians that specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of different types of skin disorders. If you have acne, rosacea, dermatitis, or psoriasis, you will need to see a clinical dermatologist for prescription-strength products and medical-grade treatments. Many clinical dermatologists recommend phototherapy and advanced skincare treatments to restore the health of the skin.

Clinical dermatology procedures include:

  • Acne treatment
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Acne scar treatment
  • Dermabrasion
  • Mole and birthmark removal
  • Photochemotherapy (PUVA) for psoriasis
  • Cyst removal
  • Light therapy
  • Topical steroids

Working with an experienced clinical dermatologist can help you achieve lasting results with your skin care regimen and improve the appearance and health of your skin from inside out.
Get all the information you need about your biggest skin concerns by working with an experienced clinical dermatologist in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, and surrounding areas. belleMD.com is home to some of the top female dermatologists in the area. Schedule your consultation today.

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