Dermatology
 
 

Dermatology Services in Tampa Bay

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As you age, you face new skin-related challenges during each decade. Although genetic factors play a key role in determining how your skin, hair and nails will withstand the test of time, sun exposure and hormones are also important variables.

The unique specialty of dermatology focuses on the diagnosis, comprehensive care and management of skin, scalp, hair and nail conditions. BayCare offers treatments to handle both common and complex skin conditions such as:

  • Acne
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Cold sores
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Scarring
  • Skin cancer
  • Warts

Skin Cancer Screenings and Prevention

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, making it the most common type of cancer. The good news is that it is possible to find this type of cancer early. Be aware of new growths, spots or bumps on your skin. If you see anything that changes in size, shape or color, see a medical professional.

You should also discuss regular skin cancer screenings with your doctor if you are at an increased risk. To check for skin cancer, dermatologists perform a full skin examination from head to toe looking for irregularities. If necessary, a biopsy may be performed to determine if a skin irregularity is cancerous. Learn more about skin cancer, risk factors and treatments offered by visiting BayCareCancer.org.

For a physician referral to a dermatologist, call 1-800-BayCare (1-800-229-2273) or find a doctor near you.