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A Dermatologist is a medical type of doctor who diagnoses and treats various conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails of the body. They also generally treat conditions that affect the sensitive tissue that surrounds your eyes, nose, mouth, or scalp. If you want to know more about the job that a dermatologist does, then you need to know that they are often the only doctors that can diagnose certain problems related to your skin. These doctors use various types of instruments including tachometers, handpieces, lasers, scalpels, probes, and oral exams to diagnose certain skin conditions. This includes such conditions as acne, benign keratosis, cheilitis, conjunctivitis, keratosis pilaris, lumps and bumps on the skin, rash, scars, spider veins, varicose veins, and yeast infections.



You should know that your dermatologist can provide a wide range of treatment options for various skin and hair issues. Some of these treatments include medicines, lotions, scrubs, ointments, surgery, laser therapy, and non-surgical procedures. There are also several specialty clinics which have dermatologists on staff. Some of these specialty clinics include allergy, moles, rosacea, acne, bone and joint care, cuticle care, diaper rash, facial care, foot care, men and women's health, hand and foot, dermatology, eye care, ear care, floral gland problems, female health, men and women's health, and integrative medicine.



IPL Photofacial


In case you've been looking for something that will make you look younger and healthier, an IPL phototherapy may be an excellent choice. An IPL phototherapy is a procedure where intense, pulsating pulses of visible light are utilized on the skin to treat skin ailments. Specifically, these pulses will target the melanin or iron cells in the skin's imperfections. Once these cells are destroyed, the user will have smoother skin. It is important to realize that IPL Photofacial procedures are usually not covered by health insurance in the States and several other European countries due to the fact that they tend to produce more pigmentary waste than laser procedures and other surgical techniques. As a result, it is generally recommended that you speak with your physician prior to deciding whether or not this procedure is right for you.




Acne Treatment


The key to an Acne Treatment is to reduce the severity of the skin blemish. A lot of times the problem with acne is the fact that it is so severe that people do not really want to deal with it or they try to scrape it off as best as they can and that only makes the problem worse. When you are looking to get rid of acne you have to understand what the root of the problem is and then you need to attack it from the inside out. One of the best ways to reduce the severity of acne is to apply retinoids. There are a few different types available and some of them work better than others. Some people will have success using topical retinoids, while others may not see much change in the severity of their problem with acne treatment using topical retinoids. Using retinoids directly on the acne lesions is one of the better ways to treat this condition and there are also topical creams that contain these Retinoids that can be used for this purpose.



Another very popular form of treatment is to use combined oral contraceptives. This method works by stopping the production of excess oil that leads to acne buildup and this treatment will often lead to less severity than if you were to simply stop taking your current oral contraceptive. Some people find that they respond well to this type of treatment while others don't. Always discuss this matter with your doctor before starting isotretinoin or any other form of acne therapy.


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West Dermatology Hillcrest | San Diego Dermatologist
4060 Fourth Ave #415, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 754-8610