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General Dermatology

Board-Certified Dermatology Solutions at the Center for Surgical Dermatology near Gahanna, OH

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General Dermatology

Board-Certified Dermatology Solutions at the Center for Surgical Dermatology near Gahanna, OH


What is General Dermatology?

General dermatology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. A general dermatologist is an expert in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various skin diseases, skin conditions, and skin injuries.

Overall, a board-certified dermatologist’s goal is to help their patients find relief from their symptoms and get back to living their healthiest life.

At the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Gahanna, OH, our professional staff provides top-of-the-line general dermatology care for a wide range of skin concerns. We offer comprehensive skin solutions for the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Removal of skin lesions
  • Skin cancer screenings

For more advanced skin conditions and diseases, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your doctor.  


General Dermatology FAQs

Dermatologists help patients achieve optimal skin health through a variety of practices and treatments. They are uniquely trained to analyze the differences between normal and abnormal skin, hair and nails, and can diagnose a multitude of conditions ranging from minor to life-threatening. 

In most cases, a dermatologist will have a focus in one of the three areas: medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology.

  • Medical dermatologists treat and diagnose conditions of the skin, such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, and more. Additionally, a medical dermatologist can also identify skin conditions that might be a sign of underlying health conditions.
  • Surgical dermatologists specialize in minor surgeries relating to the skin. For instance, the surgical removal of a mole or, if more experienced, the surgical excision of skin cancer.
  • Cosmetic dermatologists are experts in treating skin conditions and issues that relate to one’s appearance. This may include skin conditions such as wrinkles, sunspots, redness and hyperpigmentation.

Considering dermatologists are experts in all things skin, hair, and nails, it’s important to visit a board-certified dermatologist when you have an issue with any one of these three things. 

Whether you need advice for optimal skin health or a medical, surgical, or cosmetic treatment, one of our skilled and compassionate dermatologists near Gahanna, OH, can meet your needs and become your trusted partner in the maintenance of your skin. 

Furthermore, it’s important to see a board-certified dermatologist if your family has a history of skin cancer. Yearly skin check-ups with a dermatologist are essential for monitoring the skin for any changes or warning signs of skin cancer.

Some dermatologists are highly-trained in cosmetic procedures and treatments but not all dermatologists. At the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Westerville and Gahanna, some of our dermatologists are specialists in administering cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments, and dermaplaning. 

Our dermatologists at the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Gahanna, OH, utilize hands-on experience and state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat a variety of skin issues, conditions, and diseases. 

Firstly, the dermatologist will ask about the symptoms a patient is experiencing, which often point to an underlying condition causing the problem. If the skin issue can’t be determined after examining the symptoms, sometimes a skin biopsy will be taken and sent off to a laboratory for further investigation. Once the condition is uncovered, a dermatologist will put together a suitable treatment plan to help get their patient’s skin health back on track. 

Dermatology often encompasses three types of dermatology – medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. However, there are additional areas of expertise within dermatology that are less common, which include: 

  • Pediatric dermatology (specializing in children’s skin conditions).
  • Dermatopathology (works in laboratories to understand skin diseases as seen under the microscope).
  • Immunodermatology (examine the link between the skin and one’s immune system).
  • Teledermatology (dermatologists that examine a patient’s skin issues over the internet).

At the Center for Surgical Dermatology near Gahanna, OH, we offer medical dermatology services to help our patients address common skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. 

Most comprehensive insurance plans will cover health-related skin problems, such as skin allergies, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, dermatitis, hives, rashes, acne, shingles, warts, and various skin lesions. 

Additionally, many insurance providers will cover annual skin screenings. These are essential for early detection of skin complications and conditions, including skin cancer, so we recommend every patient schedule a yearly skin check.

Interested in learning more about dermatology, including skin cancer and other common skin conditions? Use the links below, which will take you to professional resources like the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation. 


General Dermatology Photos

Get familiar with common skin conditions, such as acne and eczema, by viewing our general dermatology photos below. 


Schedule an Appointment with a Dermatologist in Gahanna, Ohio

At the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Gahanna, Ohio, we understand how important it is to care for the skin you’re in. Our board-certified dermatologists are highly-trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of common and uncommon skin conditions. Request an appointment online or get in touch with us today by calling (614) 591-3891 for our Gahanna, Ohio, office or (614) 847-4100 for our Westerville, Ohio, office. 

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