What Are Some Different Dermatological Skin Issues?
posted: Mar 01, 2017.
How your dermatologist in Tulsa can help you look your best
Your skin is an important but often overlooked part of your body. The health of your skin plays a huge role in how you look and there are many skin issues which can cause you to not look your best. Fortunately, Dr. Lynn Anderson at Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, has several effective dermatology treatments to help you and your skin look their best.
If you are showing the first signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, you should consider treatments such as Botox to smooth out your skin and eliminate wrinkles and smile lines that have occurred during the aging process. Laser resurfacing can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, making your skin look younger and firmer.
If you have acne, you might want to talk with Dr. Anderson about topical and oral antibiotics to treat infected pores. Benzoyl peroxide is also commonly used to unblock pores and prevent acne. If you have residual acne scars, microdermabrasion treatment can help to resurface your skin and remove scars. It is a minimally invasive, safe treatment to rejuvenate the look of your skin.
Dr. Anderson also uses state-of-the-art laser treatment to correct many different dermatological issues including:
- Getting rid of unwanted hair on your face, back, legs and other areas
- Removing an unwanted tattoo
- Reduce the appearance of dark spots and sun damage
If you have spent a lot of time in the sun and are worried about skin cancer you should visit Dr. Anderson for regular skin exams and tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Dr. Anderson can treat skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The first step is to come in for a biopsy of the area to determine whether the lesion is benign or cancerous. The biopsy will also determine what type of skin cancer it is. Depending on the type of cancer, some common cancer treatments include:
- Cryosurgery to freeze the tumor
- Curettage and desiccation to remove the tumor
- Mohs Micrographic surgery to remove large tumors
- Prescription medicated creams to stimulate your body’s healing properties
- Radiation or surgical incision to remove cancerous growths
These are just a few of the many different dermatological issues Dr. Anderson can treat. Others include mole removal, psoriasis and general skin care. Your skin is your greatest defense against the ravages of time and the environment, so find out more about how to protect and treat your skin. Call Dr. Lynn Anderson at Midtown Dermatology in Tulsa, OK, today to find out more!