Choosing the right dermatologist to treat your skin condition can be difficult. Even within this specialized field, dermatologists have to deal with many different skin conditions and be knowledgeable and competent at treating them. Finding the right one usually begins with the type of skin complaint you are dealing with. However, if you live in the Orlando area and are looking for an experienced, board-certified dermatologist, look no further than Dr. Lateef at Orlando Dermatology.
Commonly thought of as a skin condition that affects many teenagers, acne also affects some adults. Long after the condition has been successfully treated, it may leave scars behind. The condition is caused by bacteria that feed upon the oils in your skin, leading to an inflammatory response. The redness and swelling often lead to feelings of embarrassment and lower self-esteem. Fortunately, both acne and the resulting acne scars can be treated by our board-certified dermatologist.
Dermatitis and Eczema
If your skin is inflamed and has an itchy rash, you may be suffering from dermatitis or eczema, two common skin conditions. If the dermatitis is located on your scalp, it is probably seborrheic dermatitis, which causes a yellow film to build up on your scalp. This condition is caused by a type of fungus that feeds upon the oils in your sebaceous glands, causing inflammation and irritation. These conditions can be treated at our office as well.
Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disorder that involves the body attacking its own skin. The body responds by speeding up the production of skin cells, resulting in thickened, red skin and silver scales. Psoriasis is an umbrella term comprising several different types. It can sometimes be mistaken for eczema, which is why a competent dermatologist is required to make an exact diagnosis.
About five million Americans receive skin cancer treatment each year. The good news is that most forms of skin cancer are highly treatable when detected early. Even melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has a high cure rate when diagnosed and treated early.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If it has been a while since you have been to the dermatologist, or if you have a specific concern regarding your skin, hair or nails, take a moment to schedule a consultation at Orlando Dermatology in Orlando. The sooner you take this step, the better. Contact our office today to book an appointment!