Physicians Medical Group of San Jose
Primary Care and Specialty Care located in San Jose, CA
Dermatology is all about ensuring you have healthy, beautiful skin from the day you’re born and throughout your adult life. The experienced dermatologists at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose in San Jose, California, stay up to date with today’s most advanced surgical and medical treatments for skin diseases, including the everyday problems that plague many patients. They also provide specialized care for aging skin, helping to rejuvenate your skin with minimally invasive procedures. To learn more about dermatology services, call your PMGSJ physician today.
Dermatology Q & A
What is dermatology?
Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with all aspects of your skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists have extensive experience in common and complicated skin conditions, as well as the skin symptoms caused by systemic and infectious diseases.
When might I need to see a dermatology expert?
There are hundreds of skin diseases, and many have overlapping symptoms. When you purchase skin care products or treatments, they may perfectly target the condition and improve your skin.
Or the products may irritate your skin and make your condition worse. For example, you may treat acne when what you really have is rosacea.
As a general guideline, consider consulting a dermatologist when your skin problem doesn’t respond to over-the-counter products, your condition gets worse, or your symptoms are severe.
Any time you develop inflammation or a sore, it’s important to get a dermatology evaluation to prevent scarring and to stop an infection from spreading. You should also schedule a dermatology appointment if you have a mole that changes its appearance.
What common dermatology conditions might I develop?
These are only a few examples of the skin conditions frequently treated at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose:
- Skin infections
- Skin rashes and hives
- Pigmentation disorders
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis)
- Skin cancer (melanoma and nonmelanoma)
In addition to skin disorders, dermatologists treat a full range of cosmetic problems. Whether you have loose skin, age spots, or wrinkles, dermatology provides the solution you need to restore your appearance.
How do dermatologists treat skin conditions?
Each skin condition has targeted treatments. Additionally, your treatment is always personalized to meet your unique skin care needs. The dermatology team at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose offers a wide variety of medical and surgical therapies.
Their treatment expertise includes today’s most advanced laser and radiofrequency therapies, minimally invasive surgical techniques, a vast knowledge of topical and oral medications, nutrition and lifestyle changes, and alternative options.
They focus on preventing skin problems, offering recommendations ranging from daily skin care to protecting your skin from ultraviolet light. You can also count on them to talk with you, teaching you about your skin condition and offering ongoing support for chronic conditions such as eczema.
If you develop any skin problem, from dry skin and acne to an infection or a worrisome skin lesion, call the dermatology team at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose today.
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