Why Visit A Dermatologist?

Dermatologist in Prescott, AZ

Why You Might Visit a Dermatologist

There are several reasons you might visit a medical dermatologist, including if you have acne, eczema, psoriasis, a rash, or you are dealing with aging and want to look younger. Our dermatologist can help you heal from a skin condition with personalized care. 

What to Expect When You Visit Our Medical Dermatologist

When you visit our dermatologist, they will thoroughly examine your skin, take a thorough medical history, record any medications you are taking, and may order laboratory testing to determine if an underlying illness is causing your skin condition. Then, our dermatologist will develop a customized treatment plan to help you get relief.

Dermatology and Prevention

One of the most important services our dermatologist provides is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it is most often caused by sun exposure. Regular visits to our dermatologist for a skin examination can help identify skin cancer in its early stages, so it can be better treated.

Treatments for Skin Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, our dermatologist offers several treatment options, including:

  • Radiation therapy, uses radiation to kill cancerous cells
  • Cryosurgery, using uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the lesion
  • Curettage and desiccation, using tools to scrape the cancerous tissue and apply electric current to kill cancerous cells
  • Surgical excision, to cut out the lesion completely
  • Chemotherapy, which may be used in combination with surgery and radiation therapy to treat melanoma

To learn more about the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, call Sunwest Dermatology & Skin Cancer Treatment Center in Prescott, AZ today at (928) 445-7546 to schedule an appointment!

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