Need a reason to see the dermatologist? Here are several

Skin Care San Antonio | Dr. Vivian BucayNot to sound like I’m exaggerating, but there are thousands of reasons it could make sense to schedule an appointment at Bucay Center. Dermatologists are skin, hair and nail specialists, treating areas of the body that can cause all kinds of problems, from mild to severe. Some of the professional treatments we offer are designed to improve the appearance of your skin. However, regular visits and checks could help identify skin cancer, which could save your life.

Acne and Aging

Blemishes and wrinkles might not be serious, but they can be severe

Acne and aging are very common skin problems that while not life threatening, can interfere with your everyday life and self-esteem.  We can offer various treatments for reducing and even eliminating these issues.

Many of our patients start out trying to manage these conditions on their own. Depending on the severity, today’s over-the-counter treatments can offer some relief, treating mild cases of pimples and helping to improve the appearance of light wrinkles. But when should any skin issues send you to the dermatologist for professional diagnosis and treatment?

Make an appointment with Dr. Bucay if your experience:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Rashes
  • Pus
  • Change in the appearance of a mole
  • Chronic skin irritation

Common Skin Conditions to Diagnose

Two other common conditions that your dermatologist could diagnose

1.) Eczema

This term covers several chronic skin conditions that can cause uncomfortable, distressing, red, swollen, dry and itchy skin. Dermatologists can diagnose eczema with an exam and tests, and recommend creams and other medicines that can ease the condition.
2.) Psoriasis

Signaling a problem with the immune system, this condition causes skin cells to form too quickly and build up. The resulting patches (plaques), which usually appear on the elbows, knees, legs, face, scalp and bottoms of the feet, can be thick, red and have silvery scales. Psoriasis can be both itchy and painful. Your dermatologist can diagnose psoriasis by examining a skin sample under a microscope and may recommend creams to soothe and help heal your skin. You may also need an oral prescription to help suppress your overactive immune system.

Call for your appointment today

(210) 692-3000 or (210) 370-9995.

 

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