What Conditions Does A Dermatologist Treat?
Unfortunately, many men and women do not see a dermatologist on a regular basis. This means that they often aren’t sure what conditions one could treat. The truth is, a dermatologist like Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology, can treat many different types of skin conditions. We will discuss some of the most common types of treatments you can receive from Dr. Perri, so keep reading.
As you may expect, Dr. Perri is passionate about skin cancer awareness. He, like any other dermatologist, recommends every adult have an annual skin cancer screening.
If during your screening, Dr. Perri sees something that is concerning, he may choose to do a biopsy of the area in question. If the biopsy reveals skin cancer, Dr. Perri will create a treatment plan with the goal of completely removing the cancer.
To treat skin cancer, Dr. Perri will first determine the location, depth, and width of the cancer to find the right treatment option for your needs. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Perri will most often be able to treat it in his office with a local anesthetic.
Moles are common skin growths that can occur at any time during life. Some may be present at birth and others may come along later in life. If a mole begins to change or become irritated, you will need to see a dermatologist, like Dr. Perri, for an evaluation.
To treat an irritated mole, Dr. Perri may choose one of two common procedures:
- Surgical removal: Removing the entire mole, including the parts that are under the skin.
- Shaving: Removing the visible part of the mole only.
Both of these options will stop mole irritation in its tracks and prevent the mole from becoming cancerous in the future.
Every dermatologist treats acne. In fact, it is the most common reason patients seek the help of a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Perri. If you are constantly dealing with acne outbreaks, he can develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs.
- Treating Mild Acne
If you have mild acne, a dermatologist like Dr. Perri will recommend treatments, such as:
- Washing with a gentle facial cleanser in the morning and before bed.
- Applying a topical cream prescribed by a dermatologist one or two times a day to reduce pore size and comedones.
- Treating Moderate Acne
If a dermatologist determines that you are suffering from moderate acne, they will recommend a more aggressive approach to treatment, such as the use of an antibiotic gel to reduce inflammation and avoid further irritation.
- Treating Severe Acne
If you suffer from severe acne, you should visit a dermatologist for treatment options. Dr. Perri will most likely prescribe an oral anti-inflammatory medication to control swelling of severe acne.
Rashes and Eczema
If you or a loved one is suffering from a persistent rash, you will need to see a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Perri may prescribe the following prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to help control your symptoms:
- Topical corticosteroids
- Oral antibiotics
Warts are skin tags that are caused by a virus, which can spread. Most commonly, people experience warts on their hands, feet, and fingers. If your warts do not disappear on their own, you should visit a dermatologist for treatment. Dr. Perri may choose to use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart.
Choose Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Perri
With years of experience providing men and women in the area with safe and effective care, Dr. Perri is skilled at treating all types of skin conditions. If you are experiencing any of the above conditions, or if you have another type of skin condition we did not mention, call his office today to book a consultation, during which Dr. Perri will fully evaluate you and determine the best course of treatment.
You can reach a member of his friendly team by calling (281) 943-2749.