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Medical Dermatology Services
Our board-certified dermatologists provide comprehensive, quality skincare for all ages and skin types. The physicians and staff at Lupton Dermatology and Skin Care Center specialize in diagnosing, managing, and treating skin, hair, and nail conditions for all ages. From routine checkups to skin cancer treatments, Lupton Dermatology and Skin Care Center is equipped to handle all your dermatologic needs.
Common medical treatments we care for include:
These are just a few of the conditions that we see daily. Our general dermatologists also perform outpatient surgical procedures and provide cosmetic treatments.
Medical Dermatology FAQs
A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of skin conditions and diseases. Dermatologists are certified by the American Board of Dermatology after extensive education and medical residency. They treat everything from minor skin rashes, like hives, to chronic skin diseases, such as eczema or psoriasis. Dermatologists are good diagnosticians and can distinguish between conditions that share similar symptoms. Today many dermatologists are also well versed in cosmetic dermatology procedures to help improve the appearance of skin as we age.
Dermatologists have many effective medical and surgical treatments for problems of the skin, hair and nails. Here are some common conditions we treat:
- Cold Sores
- Melanoma and other skin cancer
- Fungal Infections
- Cosmetic Services
Skin. It is the largest organ on the human body. It creates a protective layer against heat, light, the environment, injury and infection. It helps regulate the body’s temperature; stores water, fat and Vitamin D; prevents entry of bacteria; and acts as a sensory organ. On average, an adult has between 18 and 20-square feet of skin, which roughly weighs six pounds.
There are three layers to skin:
Epidermis. This is the outer most layer that sloughs off dead skin cells and acts as a protective barrier against foreign bodies, infections and the sun. The epidermis also contains the cells (melanocytes), which are responsible for skin pigmentation.
Dermis. The middle layer of skin, the dermis houses hair follicles, sebaceous (oil) glands, sweat glands, capillaries (small blood vessels) and lymph vessels. It is held together by a protein called collagen. Sweat glands are part of the body’s cooling system. The dermis also contains touch and pain receptors.
Subcutaneous. This is the deepest layer of skin containing larger blood vessels and nerves. It is made up of a network of collagen and fat cells and plays an important role in the manufacture of Vitamin D, protecting against injury and conserving body heat.