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Since the primary focus of the doctors at the Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center is prevention, you won’t find a better place to go for issues with your skin, hair and nails. The multi-specialty practice in Queens, NY provides everything from recognizing early signs of skin cancer and hair loss to treating painful conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis. And you can visit your dermatologist for the latest cosmetic procedures, such as stretch mark removal and Botox treatments. And when your disorder requires the expertise of another specialist, referrals are made in-house. Call today for an appointment with an expert skin care doctor.
The biggest organ in your body is your skin. And since it’s the most visible organ of your body as well, it needs a lot of attention to keep you looking and feeling your best. Skin serves many purposes that we often take for granted, such as:
Responding to temperature changes
Protecting you from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun
Acting as a shock absorber for your delicate inner organs
Protecting less durable inner organs from constant wear and tear
Absorbing topical medications
Excreting harmful substances
Serving as a receptor for outside stimuli
Communicating disorders, injuries and illnesses
With so many important functions, it’s no wonder that your skin weathers so much abuse. But that’s what it’s made to do — to serve as your first line of defense. Skin is durable, flexible and renewable. But for it to do all it’s designed to do, it needs constant care and attention. Your dermatologist at the Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Queens, NY plays an integral role in that care.
How to Prevent Skin Problems
You visit your primary care doctor for yearly physicals, your gynecologist for annual exams and your ophthalmologist to get your eyes checked regularly. The same vigilance is recommended for your skin. Once a year, visit your dermatologist for a skin check.
This routine exam typically consists of a visual inspection, during which your dermatologist looks for unusual discolorations, bumps or skin changes. This is the time to ask questions about any concerns you have or to point out irregularities you’ve noticed. At the same time, you also receive important guidance about how to take care of your skin in a manner that suits your lifestyle. Tips include:
Drinking at least eight glasses of water every day
Wearing SPF 30 sunscreen and re-applying it often when you sweat
Cleaning your skin thoroughly twice a day, especially those parts that are exposed to makeup, dirt and the environment
Eating a balanced diet
Applying moisturizer daily
Early Detection to Prevent Serious Consequences
Rarely is a skin condition that’s bothering you too inconsequential to bring to your dermatologist’s attention. Even something as seemingly benign as an age spot could actually contain dangerous cancer cells if you notice that it changes in shape or size.
When caught early enough, skin problems can be addressed easily. Your dermatologist provides treatment or self-care guidance to prevent additional, sometimes painful symptoms that occur when you let a condition go untreated. Visit your dermatologist right away if you experience symptoms or conditions that include:
At the Medex Diagnostic and Treatment Center, your doctor always recommends the least invasive treatments first to prevent further damage and reverse the effects of a skin disorder. Common procedures used to treat skin problems, while ensuring your appearance isn’t affected, include:
Because the health of your skin, nails and hair impacts your appearance, it’s nice to have access to a dermatologist who not only takes care of your skin, but also pays attention to how you look. Appearance often plays a major role in how you feel about yourself. Unhealthy skin affects your self-esteem and causes you to limit your social and work-related opportunities.
While your skin problems may not necessarily threaten your physical health, many problems areas have a direct impact on your mental health. Once your Medex dermatologist ensures you’re in good overall health and addresses your problem areas, you feel better about yourself.
Dermatology Cosmetic Procedures
Cosmetic procedures are safe and healthy when you rely on a medical practitioner with the highest standards of care. Visit your Queens dermatologist for the most up-to-date cosmetic procedures, including:
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