These days, it is more and more common for individuals to seek out specialists when experiencing a specific health concern. Although primary care doctors can do an excellent job of handling any general health issues that arise, if you have a more specific chronic complaint, it may be more beneficial to seek the advice of a medical professional specifically trained in that field. This is especially true when it comes to skin care, which is why dermatology is so important.
What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a specialization that focuses on studying, researching, diagnosing and managing the health of the skin, scalp, hair and nails. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and, as a result, dermatology seeks to ensure that everything literally “skin deep” continues to function properly.
Although many consider dermatology a field that focuses solely on the treatment of acne, this is simply not the case. Given the vast number of issues that can arise on the largest organ of the body, dermatology has considerable breadth and depth in order to meet the wide variety of patient needs.
Why is Dermatology Important?
Dermatology is important for a number of reasons. With the help of dermatology, individuals can:
- Overcome acne (as a teenager or adult)
- Treat eczema or psoriasis
- Examine skin spots
- Receive skin cancer screening
- Treat nail disorders
- Spot early signs of more serious diseases based on nail health
- Address hair loss
- Treat scars
- And much more!
The skin is an excellent indicator of what may be going on below the surface. So, if you feel that your skin is in any way not quite as healthy as it should be, dermatology can help.
Why Visit Your Dermatologist Regularly?
Visiting your dermatologist on a regular basis is just as important as visiting your primary care provider or dentist. Each visit allows your doctor to check in with your current state of skin health and potentially spot any early signs of problems. Given the fact that it is easier to treat symptoms the earlier they are found, you will be doing yourself a favor by staying on top of your skin care and remembering to schedule regular dermatology appointments.
Our Team Can Help
At North Sound Dermatology, our exceptional team includes board-certified dermatologists, board-certified dermatology nurse practitioners, board-certified dermatology PAs and master medical aestheticians. Rochelle Trussell, MMS, PA-C is a highly respected member by her team with a loyal patient following, many of whom travel long distances to see her. Ms. Trussell has more than 10 years of experience helping patients in Anacortes, Seattle, Everett and nearby areas in Washington address a wide variety of medical, surgical and cosmetic skin concerns. She is also a certified medical laser technician who specializes in Botox injections. If you have questions about your skin care and are seeking a trusted opinion, do not hesitate to contact us.