Medical Dermatology Specialist

Dermatology Consultants of Asheville, PLLC

Dermatology & Board Certified Dermatologists located in Asheville, Woodfin, NC

If you notice a new lesion on your body or experience prolonged skin irritation with an unknown cause, you should visit a medical dermatologist for a diagnosis and an effective course of treatment. At Dermatology Consultants of Asheville in Woodfin, North Carolina, Jose Mendez, DO, and his team specialize in medical dermatology to treat conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and skin cancer. To book your appointment, call the dermatology practice or schedule online today.

Medical Dermatology Q&A

What is medical dermatology?

Medical dermatology is the field of skin care that prioritizes the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and lesions. Treatments in medical dermatology are clinical in nature and often do more than just make a change to your skin’s appearance. 

During your medical dermatology evaluation at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville, your provider asks about your medical history and views your skin. They assess your symptoms and ask for any relevant information about flare-ups and triggers. 

Your skin constantly changes because of cell turnover. For this reason, unusual features and changes can appear at any time. You should book an evaluation at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville if you have concerns about your skin’s health. 

Which conditions does medical dermatology address?

Medical dermatology addresses and treats a wide range of skin conditions and growths. In some cases, skin conditions or growths appear without any symptoms beyond their appearance. In others, skin conditions can lead to irritation and itching. Some skin conditions, like skin cancer, can spread and become life-threatening without treatment. 

Dermatology Consultants of Asheville specializes in diagnosing and treating dermatological conditions like:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Melasma
  • Moles 
  • Warts
  • Precancerous lesions
  • Skin cancer

Your provider explains your diagnosis to you in detail, including its prognosis with and without treatment. For every case, they create an individualized treatment plan that addresses your needs and preferences. 

When should I book a medical dermatology visit?

There are many reasons why you should consider booking an appointment for medical dermatology at Dermatology Consultants of Asheville. They include:

  • Acne that doesn’t go away with home care
  • New or changing moles and lesions
  • Unusual rashes or skin features
  • Prolonged skin irritation or itching

The team also helps you book follow-up appointments to check back in after treatments. They make sure your treatment is working to reduce your symptoms and isn’t causing any unusual or harmful side effects.  

Which treatments does medical dermatology involve?

Dermatology Consultants of Asheville provides treatments for skin conditions affecting people of all ages. Your medical dermatology treatment plan might involve:

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals include both oral and topical medications. Your provider prescribes one or more products that will help alleviate your skin condition or ease your symptoms. 

Lasers

Dermatology Consultants of Asheville uses the latest laser technology for some clinical purposes, including to manage inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis.

Surgery

In some cases, dermatologic surgery is necessary to remove damaged tissue or lesions, like moles and skin cancer. 

To learn more about advancements in medical dermatology and the conditions that the specialty addresses, call Dermatology Consultants of Asheville or book an appointment online today.