What Is A Dermatologist

A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists are certified by the American Board of Dermatology after extensive education and residency. They are highly trained to treat the full spectrum of skin disorders from acne, warts and skin rashes to chronic skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.  They are also experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancers.

Dermatologists are good diagnosticians and can distinguish between conditions that share a similar appearance, but require different treatments to achieve optimal skin health. Today many dermatologists are also well versed in cosmetic dermatology procedures to help improve the appearance of skin as we age. This unique understanding of skin health combined with an artistic eye toward maintaining a vibrant appearance makes a dermatologist the best choice to help you properly care for your skin.