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.