What Is a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists treat various conditions, such as common skin diseases like psoriasis or eczema, to more serious ones like cancers and warts. Dr. Khanh Truong and Dr. Henry DeGroot comprise the dermatologist team in Santa Rosa, CA, at NorCal Dermatology.

Below we will go into greater detail about what dermatology can do to keep you healthy.

Dermatology Is the Medical Specialty That Deals With the Skin

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It shields you from extremes of temperature and weather conditions and germs and harmful substances - which can be an indicator of overall well-being - it's also one of the largest organs for cell turnover and repair work.

Dr. Truong and Dr. DeGroot are trained in treating skin conditions like psoriasis and acne and recognizing symptoms that could indicate other medical problems. For instance, dry skin could indicate an underlying kidney problem.

They also perform cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections to reduce wrinkles and scars or fillers to add facial fullness. Furthermore, they can remove moles, warts, and skin cancer through tissue sampling or Mohs surgery to test for tumors beneath the surface of your skin.

As a dermatologist team in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Truong and Dr. DeGroot typically see patients on an outpatient basis at NorCal Dermatology.

It Involves the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Diseases

Dermatologists are doctors that specialize in diseases and disorders of the skin. They can treat conditions like psoriasis, vitiligo, and rosacea, as well as cosmetic issues like wrinkles or dark spots. Additionally, they diagnose and treat rashes, bumps, and other skin issues with a physical exam. If needed, they may use a hand-held magnifying lens or dermatoscope to look beneath the surface of your skin.

A physical exam allows Dr. Truong and Dr. DeGroot to accurately size, shape, location, and color of an issue spot. It may also help identify other health conditions contributing to the skin condition.

It Involves Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic dermatology is a branch of medicine that seeks to enhance your skin's look and feel. This includes both non-surgical and surgical techniques. Its aim is to treat and prevent skin disorders. Additionally, it addresses aesthetic problems that negatively affect both appearance and self-esteem.

These may include light energy treatments, laser skin treatments, neurotoxins, and fillers. Dr. Truong and Dr. DeGroot are often sought out by patients looking to enhance their appearance or change their skin. This could include eliminating fine lines and wrinkles and tightening sagging skin.

Whether you need medical, surgical, or cosmetic dermatological services, call NorCal Dermatology at (707) 527-9517 to schedule your consultation with the Santa Rosa, CA, dermatologist team of Dr. Truong and Dr. DeGroot.

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