Whether you’re battling acne or you have wrinkles and fine lines that are getting you down, a dermatologist may be able to help.

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in skin, nails, and hair conditions. They are qualified to identify and treat over 3,000 conditions.

If you have any skin concerns, a consultation with one of the dermatologists at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona is the first step to treatment. 

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Advantages of Dermatology

There are many different benefits associated with dermatology, including the following:

  • A dermatologist can help diagnose any skin condition you may be experiencing 
  • A dermatologist will be able to determine the most effective treatment for your acne
  • An expert in dermatology is trained to recognize the earliest indicators of skin cancer
  • Dermatology also focuses on specialized treatment for nails, hair, and skin, ensuring a plan that is tailored to your needs
  • If you are worried about caring for aging skin or minimizing skin damage, a dermatologist can help

Skin Conditions Dermatologists Can Treat

There are many skin conditions that dermatologists can treat, so we’re going to take a look at some of the main ones:


Acne is one of the most chronic and common skin disorders. Several treatments can be used, ranging from BLU-U light therapy to topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide, vitamin A cream, and retinoid. For severe acne, Accutane may be prescribed, which is a type of isotretinoin. 

Actinic Keratosis

This is a crusty or scaly precancerous growth on the skin. It tends to appear on body parts that are most exposed to the sun, as it is caused by chronic sun exposure. Topical medications are very effective in treating actinic keratosis. Cryosurgery may also be recommended.


Eczema is a condition that makes the skin itchy and red. The exact cause is unknown. Your dermatologist will usually recommend lifestyle changes and ways to modify your skincare routine to treat eczema. Medications could be needed for more severe eczema. 


Known as melasma, this is a common skin problem that causes brownish, blotchy patches on the face. Triggers range from birth control pills to sun exposure. There is no cure, but many treatments have been developed, including chemical peels and topical treatments.

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This is a chronic and common inflammatory skin, which impacts almost seven million people in the United States. Numerous treatments can be used, from topical therapy to biologics. 


A wide number of skin conditions can cause a rash, which is a small bump, blister, or red patch on the skin. Treatment differs based on the type of rash.


Rosacea is a chronic skin disease, which is characterized by flare-ups. There are different treatments to reduce the symptoms of rosacea, including laser treatment and prescription medications.

Skin Cancer Screening

Maintaining healthy skin is not only important for your appearance but your overall well being. At Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona, we can help you with skin disease prevention and improving your skincare habits.

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The choice of treatment here depends on your overall health and age, as well as the depth, location, size, and type of tumor. 


Warts are an irritating and common type of skin infection, which anyone can get. Treatments are focused on removing the wart, preventing scarring, and stopping recurrences.

When Should You Consider Seeing a Dermatologist?

Some of the indicators that you should see a dermatologist are as follows:

  • Persistent skin irritation
  • Scars from scrapes, cuts, blemishes, or acne
  • Rashes or itchy hives that won’t go away
  • Stubborn acne
  • A patch of skin or mole that has changed
  • Hair loss
  • Fungus, ingrown nails, or nail disorders

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Take the Next Step

If you are ready to tackle your skin concerns, it is time to take the next step and schedule a consultation. The team at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona would love to meet with you and help you begin your journey. Fill out the form on this page or call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to meeting you soon.