When to See a Dermatologist

Dermatology is a medical specialty that focuses on managing skin disorders and improving the overall health of your skin. Many people aren’t sure if they need to schedule an appointment at Academy Dermatology Laser Center to see Dr. Ronald Johnson, a board-certified dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO. Here are six situations in which you should schedule a dermatology appointment.

Routine Skin Examinations

You should do a skin self-exam every month to look for signs of skin cancer and other disorders. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson when you find something unusual. We also recommend that you see him for an annual skin examination which is more thorough than the exams you do at home.

Improving Skin Health

Do you struggle with dry skin, a dull complexion, and other concerns? A dermatology appointment with Dr. Johnson can help. You can discuss your concerns and find out ways to improve the health of your skin. Dr. Johnson will also recommend changes to your lifestyle that prevent damage from sunlight and environmental factors.

Treatment for Chronic Skin Conditions

Chronic skin conditions can be challenging to manage on your own. Your primary care provider can help, but a specialist in dermatology has the in-depth knowledge to provide expert guidance. Some of the most common chronic skin conditions that benefit from an expert in dermatology are:

  • Chronic acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Melasma
  • Rashes
  • Moles
  • Warts

Managing the Effects of Chronic Medical Conditions

Some medical conditions, such as lupus and diabetes, cause secondary skin disorders. As a board-certified dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Johnson works closely with your primary care physician and other specialists to minimize the risk of skin problems that are related to your underlying medical condition.

Reducing Signs of Aging

Have you considered the benefits of dermatology for your anti-aging goals? At Academy Dermatology and Laser Center, we offer treatments to help with the most common signs of aging, such as sun damage, wrinkles, and age spots.

Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Dr. Johnson diagnoses skin cancer and provides the treatment that you need. He also recommends ways that you can protect your skin in the future.

If you are looking for a dermatologist in Colorado Springs, CO, call Academy Dermatology and Laser Center at (719) 590-1800 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson.