The times are changing, and your skin probably is, too. We anticipate certain changes due to growing older. Some changes, however, may seem to come out of nowhere and could be signs that you should consult with a dermatologist. Dr. Robert Young and Dr. Jared Heaton from Rocky Mountain Dermatology are both trained to recognize serious issues of the skin that are not normal aspects of aging. If you need dermatology services in North Logan, UT, look no further.
What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on issues concerning the skin, hair and nails. Conditions treated by dermatologists include skin cancer, acne, eczema, psoriasis and many more. Dermatologists also treat conditions that can affect mucous membranes, and the delicate lining of your mouth, nose, and eyelids.
When Should I See a Dermatologist?
Temporary changes to the skin such as minor acne, bug bites, and dandruff can cause distress but generally do not require consultation with a dermatologist. However, if you notice any symptoms listed below, they are more serious and warrant a visit to a dermatology provider in North Logan, UT.
- Severe acne: Mild acne that is not bothersome to you usually does not require dermatology services. You can probably manage minor acne with OTC products. It is when persistent, painful, severe acne exists that you should see a dermatologist.
- Rosacea: Rosacea commonly appears as a red flush on the cheeks. But rosacea can also affect the nose, chest, neck, and eyes. More severe cases may cause swelling and bumps on the skin. It happens due to blood vessels in the head and neck expanding too rapidly in response to heat and exercise. Spicy food can cause a reaction as well. Rosacea is quite manageable with medication. No cure exists at this time.
- Psoriasis or eczema: The symptoms of these consist of constant dry, itchy and/or reddened skin. A dermatologist should be consulted about any of these symptoms, particularly if these symptoms have failed to improve with treatments provided by your PCP.
- A change in the shape, size, or color of a mole
- When more than 10% of your body is covered in a rash and it fails to resolve after several days, you need to see a dermatologist, particularly if pain and fever are accompanying your rash.
- Sores that take an exceedingly long time to heal or do not heal at all.
- Unexpected hair loss
- A patch of skin that is noticeably darker or lighter than the rest of your skin.
- Unsightly veins (varicose or spider veins)
If you have concerns regarding your skin, hair, or nails, schedule a consultation with Dr. Young or Dr. Heaton at Rocky Mountain Dermatology in North Logan, UT. We have 5 locations. Our North Logan office can be reached at (435) 787-0560 and our Bountiful office at (801) 797-9121. Our Brigham City, Washington Terrace and Marriott-Slaterville locations can all be reached at (801) 827-9100.