Dermatologists are popularly known for treating common skin problems such as acne, scars, and age spots. Yet, did you know that there’s more to these conditions that a dermatologist could actually handle? Find out below!
Education, Training, and Experience of a Dermatologist
By and large, a dermatologic surgeon needs to finish medical school and a required internship. Afterwards, specialized education should be undertaken — mostly in the form of residency training with a core curriculum focusing on cosmetic, therapeutic, and reconstructive treatments of conditions involving the skin and its surrounding structures.
On a whole, a dermatologic surgeon could assess, diagnose, and treat the following:
pathologic conditions and disorders involving the skin, hair, nails, veins, and skin tissues
cosmetic treatment of skin
skin damaged by sun exposure
malignant and benign skin tumors and growths
Apart from the training and experience, a qualified dermatologic surgeon should also be board-certified.
Finding a Qualified Dermatologist in Phoenix
Here at our Phoenix dermatology practice, our resident dermatologic surgeon Dr. Toni Stockton is an expert in a wide variety of skin conditions — from monitoring moles, treating skin cancer, eczema, and psoriasis to using dermal fillers, lasers, and radiofrequency to rejuvenate our aging skin.