What Is a Dermatologist? - What They Treat & When You Should See One

Our dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO, treats over 3,000 diseases of the skin. From life-threatening skin cancers and drug reactions; to life-disrupting conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and skin changes associated with aging, Dr. Ronald Johnson at Academy Dermatology and Laser Center has over 35 years of specialized training to help you live a disruptive life. It's recommended a person visit a dermatologist annually for a full-body exam. However, if skin cancer runs in your family or you have a history of the disease, our dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO, may request to see you more frequently.

What Is a Dermatologist? What They Treat & When You Should See One 

A dermatologist's primary role is to rectify problem skin and restore its health. It starts with a consultation and a full-body exam to diagnose, treat, and manage skin conditions. You may think you need to see a dermatologist only when a suspicious mole appears, but we recommend a visit every six months to a year to prevent skin cancer. A dermatologist performs medical and cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, cryotherapy, and injections. Conditions our dermatologists treat include but aren't limited to the following skin, hair, and nail diseases:

  • Severe Acne - Mild acne can lead to long-lasting scars, so it’s best to begin treatment early.
  • Dry Skin Patches - red, elevated flaky skin can result from an underlying condition.
  • Wrinkles - Cosmetic procedures can reduce their appearance.
  • Skin or Nail Infections - These may develop from bacteria, yeast, fungus, or viruses.

Dr. Ronald Johnson is a certified dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO. He's also updated on the latest developments to help you make informed decisions about your skin health. Please note that once a year is a minimum for an annual visit, but if you have a history of dysplastic moles (those that appear abnormal under a microscope), visit our dermatologist every six months. For more information about the services offered at Academy Dermatology and Laser Center, or if you have questions or concerns, contact our office at (719) 590-1800.