Most people develop skin problems at some time, whether it’s an allergic reaction that causes a temporary rash or a life-long condition like eczema. At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, in Sacramento, California, the team offers expert diagnosis and treatment for numerous skin conditions, including laser therapy for blemishes and acne. Call the office to request a consultation, or book an appointment online today.
Skin conditions are common problems. Some are acute, like allergic rashes, while others last a lifetime. Common skin conditions include:
Skin cancer is common in the United States. The three main types are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Of these, melanoma is the most dangerous. Unless identified and treated early enough, it can prove fatal.
Other conditions that can cause skin problems include measles, chicken pox, and autoimmune disorders like lupus and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Skin conditions cause various symptoms, including:
Melanomas usually develop from existing moles. You should examine your skin regularly for changes in your moles, including enlargement, irregular borders, redness, irritation, and weeping.
The treatment recommended for your skin condition depends on its cause and severity. Options include:
Antihistamines can help with allergies, antibiotics treat bacterial infections, and antifungal preparations destroy funguses like ringworm. Many medicated creams and ointments are available to ease symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Corticosteroids can be helpful but may thin the skin with prolonged use.
Lasers use light energy to address problems ranging from acne to rosacea. The light painlessly kills bacteria and removes discolored skin cells. It can also improve the appearance of scars, a common problem for people with severe acne. At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, the team uses Fotona laser technology to treat skin conditions and provide aesthetic treatments.
Taking good care of your skin is also vital to help it stay healthy. Drink plenty of water, eat foods rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and keep your skin clean, dry, and moisturized.
Call the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, if you have a troublesome skin condition or book an appointment online today.