In an ideal world, everyone would have beautiful, radiant skin. However, for many, this is not the case. From stubborn acne and aging wrinkles to facial scarring and more, we see individuals struggling with a myriad of skin issues.
If you are someone dealing with a skin problem, at what point should you visit a skin care specialist for professional treatment? We are here to help you decide when it is time to schedule an appointment and which treatment you should choose depending on your skin concerns.
When Should You Visit a Skincare Specialist?
There are several skin conditions and concerns that our skincare specialists are trained to diagnose and treat. These skin diseases, conditions, and concerns include, but are not limited to:
- Skin Cancer
- Atypical Moles
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Skin Discoloration
- Hair Loss
- Acne and Acne Scars
- Skin Laxity
- Skin Tags
- Nail Diseases
If you are experiencing any of the skin issues mentioned above, our highly trained team of specialists is here to help. We use several different effective treatments to address skin concerns and help our patients restore the health of their skin.
Dermatology Treatments for Skincare Issues
Acne is one of the most common skin issues in the United States, and often one of the most frustrating to deal with, as it can severely impact an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Fortunately, with the right acne treatments, you can achieve soft, clear skin.
At the Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery, our skincare specialists use a clinical, personalized approach to treating acne that typically includes a combination of:
- Topical medications
- Oral medications
- Lifestyle recommendations
- Additional therapies (steroid injections, cosmetic treatments, etc.)
While acne can take a toll on your self-esteem, the right treatments can help get your acne under control so you can feel more confident in your day-to-day life.
Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, with one in five individuals developing this life-threatening condition before the age of 70.
While that may sound scary, many skin cancers can be cured with early detection and effective treatment. This is why it has never been more important to visit an experienced provider for a professional skin cancer screening.
During a skin cancer screening, your provider will thoroughly examine your skin, looking for warning signs and symptoms of common cancers like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
If you are like most people, you probably have at least a few moles on your body. At the Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery, our skincare specialists are experienced in performing brief, physical evaluations to check if any moles may be of concern.
As mentioned above, skin cancer is the most common skin cancer and, in many cases, this dangerous skin disease can arise from already-existing moles. With a mole screening, we can help verify if the moles you have on your body are benign or worth examining further with a biopsy.
If you have an uneven complexion or skin discoloration, such as sunspots and dark spots, our IPL photofacials may help you restore a vibrant, even complexion you love to see when looking in the mirror.
An IPL photofacial uses intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to correct and treat uneven skin tone and texture. Targeted pulses of light cause the skin to heat up, prompting the skin to shed the unwanted skin cells, boost collagen production, and heal from within. The result is more youthful-looking skin that is softer, smoother, and more even-toned.
Do you struggle with the dry, red, itchy patches of skin caused by psoriasis? We offer effective psoriasis treatment to help alleviate psoriasis symptoms and reduce flare-ups so you can get back to living a more comfortable life.
Our personalized psoriasis treatments typically include a combination of the following:
- Topical Therapy
- Light Therapy
- Oral Medication
- Injected Medications
- Lifestyle Recommendations
Though psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, it can be managed and mitigated with professional treatment.
Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment that boosts collagen production and improves a variety of skin concerns. These skin concerns include:
● Wrinkles, fine lines, and creases
● Unevenness of skin tone
● Dull, lackluster complexion
● Acne scars
If you are struggling with any of the above, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our skincare specialists to learn more about how microneedling can transform your skin.
Rosacea is a troublesome skin condition characterized by blushing, flushing, and/or the appearance of blood vessels on the face. In some cases, rosacea can even cause small, pus-filled blemishes and bumps, giving the appearance of an acne breakout.
Though there is currently no cure for rosacea, our skincare specialists have helped numerous patients alleviate their symptoms and keep their rosacea flare-ups under control with effective treatment.
Our rosacea treatments generally include topical medication, oral medication, and laser therapy.
Other Skincare Services
In addition to the treatments mentioned above, we also offer:
- Hair Loss Treatments
- Chemical Peels
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Anti-Aging Skincare Products
Providing Exceptional Dermatology Services
Our skincare specialists, Colleen Van Egeren, PA-C and Megan MacCarthy, PA-C, are experienced in helping patients achieve their skincare and aesthetic goals through effective dermatology services. Contact our practice today for more information. Call us at (920) 380-9890.