Skin is a remarkable organ that fulfills a multitude of critical functions, but it can suffer from many distressing and sometimes serious medical conditions. David M. Mitzner, DO, is a highly experienced family physician serving the community of Temecula, California, who has considerable expertise in diagnosing and treating skin complaints, including skin cancer. If you have a problem with your skin, hair, or nails, call David M. Mitzner, DO, Inc. today to schedule a dermatology consultation, or book an appointment online.
Dermatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the health of skin, hair, and nails. Your skin has to protect you from external threats and deal with all kinds of injuries, infections, and other forms of damage, and there are also many medical conditions that cause skin problems or affect the skin.
The condition of your skin, hair, and nails also tells Dr. Mitzner a great deal about your health, from your general well-being to indicators of specific health problems.
Dermatology covers all ailments of the skin, hair, and nails, including:
Many dermatologists also specialize in aesthetic skin treatments, and with their in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of the skin, they are an excellent choice when considering aesthetic treatments such as Botox®, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation.
Identification and treatment of skin cancer is a key area of dermatology that the office of David M. Mitzner, DO, Inc. specializes in. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma are types of cancer that most frequently develop from extreme or sustained exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Typical first signs of skin cancer are for an existing mole to start to change shape, grow, or begin itching and bleeding. A rough, scaly area of skin on your face or other parts of your body that does not go away could also be pre-cancerous from sun damage, known as actinic keratosis.
Checking your skin for any signs of skin cancer should be undertaken regularly, as the prognosis is good if you spot any form of skin cancer in the early stages. Dr. Mitzner can examine any moles or marks you’re concerned about, or carry out a thorough check of your skin and identify any possible problems at your annual physical exam.
If you do have any suspicious skin lesions, Dr. Mitzner can take a biopsy and, if necessary, remove the lesion before cancerous cells have a chance to spread.
Dr. Mitzner can also help you have healthy skin, hair, and nails by providing dietary advice and information on how to care for them. Call David M. Mitzner, DO, Inc. today to schedule a dermatology appointment, or book using the online tool.