Most people associate dermatology with skin conditions, but the specialty of medical dermatology also encompasses the hair, mucous membranes and nails. Medical dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat all problems and diseases of these areas. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers medical dermatology services for adults and children in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama.
What is Medical Dermatology?
Skin conditions are the most well-known medical concerns associated with the field of dermatology, but our board certified dermatologists help with issues that affect the nails, mucous membranes and hair as well. More than 3,000 conditions affect these areas of the body, making a qualified and experienced medical dermatologist an asset for your care.
The primary differentiation between medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology is that the former focuses on conditions that may jeopardize your health, whereas cosmetic dermatology includes treatments that are aesthetic in nature.
Why Choose Dermatologists of Birmingham for Medical Dermatology
Dermatologists of Birmingham specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that affect the skin, mucous membranes, nails and hair. We use advanced technologies to facilitate early detection, and our patients benefit from advanced treatments that lend to exceptional health outcomes.
What are the Benefits of Medical Dermatology?
A medical dermatologist plays an important role in maintaining your health and well-being and offers the following benefits:
- Diagnosis and treatment of thousands of conditions, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema
- Preserving the aesthetic appearance of the skin should surgery be required
- Providing expert guidance and education for maintaining and improving the skin, nails, hair and mucous membranes
What Types of Medical Dermatology Treatments are Available?
Dermatologists of Birmingham offers services for a variety of issues faced by children and adults. We can help with chronic conditions, such as rosacea, or problems that you experience occasionally, such as acne, shingles and warts.
If you have never been to a dermatologist, we may recommend a full body skin exam.
Full Body Skin Exam
Our full body skin exam provides a thorough “head-to-toe” evaluation of your skin in general, as well as any abnormal growths, bumps, dry areas and discoloration. Even if we do not discover a condition that requires treatment, the initial full body skin exam provides you and the dermatologist with a baseline. The results are used during future examinations to determine any changes to your skin. The exam is also recommended to detect early signs of skin cancer.
Treatments for Skin Conditions
If you are living with a skin condition or have recently noticed a change in your skin, Dermatologists of Birmingham offers the high-quality services you deserve.
- Acne Treatment
- Mole Exam and Removal
- Rosacea Treatment
- Psoriasis Treatment
- Eczema Treatment (Atopic Dermatitis)
- Wart Removal
- Shingles Treatment
- Skin Cyst Removal
- Rash Treatment
- Hives Treatment
- Vitiligo Treatment
- Skin Cancer Treatment
- Melasma Treatment
More than 3,000 conditions can be treated as part of medical dermatology. If you live in Birmingham, Alabaster or the nearby communities in Alabama and want to learn about the specialty of medical dermatology, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.