Caring for Your Health by Caring for Your Skin
We all want healthy, beautiful skin, but improving appearance is only one reason to protect your skin health. Your skin is the largest and one of the most important organs in your body. It helps protect you from harmful external agents, such as infectious diseases, allergy triggers and environmental factors such as sun, wind, pollutants and weather extremes (by regulating body temperature through perspiration). Because skin interacts with most of the important organ systems in your body, it also provides a window into your overall health. Skin that is less than healthy can alert your dermatologist to health problems in other parts of the body.
At Dermatology and Skin Surgery, our board certified dermatologists have completed extensive training focused on disorders of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Our doctors can help you prevent skin problems by advising you on measures you can take to protect your skin, conducting screenings to detect and diagnose skin problems early when treatment is most likely to be effective and providing today’s most advanced, clinically proven treatments for virtually all skin conditions.