When heading off to college, many freshmen consider everything from living arrangements to classes to start-of-term outfits, but it’s crucial to not forget about skin care in this mix of new experiences and life directions. At Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, medical dermatology is an important part of the services offered. Dermatologists are trained to identify and treat a range of not just skin problems, but also issues related to the skin, such as those impacting the finger and toe nails, hair, and mucous membranes.
That means a dermatologist can help with just about anything in that realm, from the athlete’s foot you picked up after your first visit to the dorm showers without flip-flops, to the rash you developed after brushing up against some poison oak on a hike with new friends.
Board-certified dermatologists can help determine whether hair loss is something to worry about or just the result of one too many sleepless nights and the ongoing stress of midterms and finals. As physicians, they are also trained in easing the symptoms of certain STDs that manifest in the skin, such as herpes. And, of course, there are treatments for acne outbreaks of every level of severity, as well as strategies for preventing a dramatic new flare-up.
Whether it’s a skin tag that your parents never felt like doing something about but that you’re ready to get rid of now that you’re on your own, or a new and troublesome spot you’ve just noticed after spending numerous childhood summers at the beach, a dermatologist is ready to offer guidance, support, and treatment as necessary.
Find out more about the medical dermatology options available at Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills by sending a message online.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.