At the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Greene and our highly-trained and experienced staff help patients with several skin concerns. Focusing on minor as well as more advanced conditions, we utilize cutting-edge technologies and techniques to ensure the most pleasing outcomes. If you would like to discuss your concerns and learn about your treatment options, please call us at 206-402-4797 and schedule a consultation today.
What Is Considered Medical Dermatology?
Dermatology is the branch of medical science focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating skin conditions. Medical dermatology takes this one step further, focusing specifically on diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders impacting the skin.
What Conditions Can Be Addressed by a Medical Dermatologist?
The American Academy of Dermatology, in which Dr. Greene is a fellow, suggests a dermatologist can treat more than 3,000 conditions impacting the skin, hair, and nails. If you are experiencing any issues of concern, contact our office for an evaluation to learn what condition you are dealing with, along with the safest and most effective ways to improve the health of your skin.
What Treatments Are Offered Through Medical Dermatology?
Medical dermatology treatments available at our office include:
- Laser Treatments
- IPL Therapy
- Chemical Peels
- Photodynamic Therapy
Medical dermatology may also include prescription medications, biopharmaceuticals, topical ointments, and more. The best way to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will be most beneficial for your needs is through a consultation and evaluation with Dr. Greene.
When Should I Seek Out Medical Dermatology Treatment?
It is a good idea to consult with a medical dermatologist when you experience changes in the appearance of your skin or develop an abnormal growth. You may also want to speak with a dermatologist if you have acne, frequent rashes, or any other skin condition that causes either emotional or physical discomfort.
How Often Should I See a Medical Dermatologist?
It is recommended that you see a dermatologist every year for routine evaluation. Skin changes can occur rapidly but are often slow to progress. Annual visits help to ensure issues are caught and treated early, before serious problems are present.
How often you need to see a dermatologist for treatment depends on the condition being treated. Some services, such as mole removal, may only require one or two visits. Others, such as those for chronic or recurrent conditions, may necessitate visits every few weeks or months. Dr. Greene will assist you in determining how often you could benefit from visiting our office during your initial consultation.