General Dermatology

Skin, hair, and nails play an important role in our physical well-being and self-esteem, serving as protective barriers against external elements while reflecting our overall health. Their condition and appearance can profoundly impact our self-confidence and perception of ourselves. No one understands this better than our Board-Certified dermatologists at Dermatology Group of the Carolinas.

What Is General Dermatology?

Medical dermatologists are experts in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people with conditions or injuries affecting the skin, hair, and nails.  Whether it’s rashes, acne, psoriasis, or something more serious like melanoma, dermatologists are trained to treat over 3,000 skin conditions with conservative or surgical options.  


Scheduling a visit with a dermatologist can be beneficial because they understand the complex nature of the skin, hair, and nails.

Early Detection and Treatment of Skin Cancer

Dermatology plays a critical role in identifying and addressing skin cancer, both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.  Basal cell carcinoma accounts for approximately 80% of all skin cancer cases and primarily develops on areas of the skin exposed to significant sunlight. These cancers typically exhibit slow growth and are highly treatable.  Melanoma only represents 1% of cancer cases, but is the deadliest, requiring early detection.  The best way to detect skin cancer is through annual skin cancer screenings with your dermatologist. 

Addressing Melanoma

Detecting melanoma typically requires a biopsy, where a small sample of suspicious skin tissue is taken for examination. Your visit to the clinic plays a crucial role in this process, as we can identify suspicious moles or skin lesions and initiate the biopsy procedure. The information obtained from these biopsies guides our doctors in tailoring the most appropriate and timely treatment strategies, improving the chances of recovery.

Managing Hair loss

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss where hair falls out in distinct patches. This can occur due to an autoimmune disorder. While a physician may make a preliminary diagnosis based on symptoms and appearance, a dermatologist can provide definitive confirmation and help patients manage this hair loss condition.

Provide Acne Relief or Skin Care Advice

Whether you are dealing with Acne or simply looking for skin care advice, dermatologists are trained to diagnose the cause of your acne or determine which products you need to meet your skincare care goals.  Let our dermatologist customize your treatment or plan to put you on the path to success.

Addressing Nail-Related Concerns

Fungal nail conditions lead to discolored, thickened, and brittle nails. Ingrown toenails cause pain and potential infection.  These conditions, along with all nail diseases can be diagnosed and treated by dermatologists in the office.

How Often Should I Come to the Clinic?

Regular dermatological examinations help detect both serious skin conditions and cosmetic issues like early signs of aging. We advise our patients to see us once a year and more frequently if they have a skin concern. Those with a history of skin cancer may need several diagnostic appointments per year. Early detection and diagnosis are essential to the success of the treatment.

Take Care of Your Skin! Make an appointment today!