What is Medical Dermatology?

A dermatologist is a medical expert specializing in the treatment of hair, skin, nails, and oral cavity. These doctors receive specialized training to treat various kinds of skin diseases, both rare and common, for people of all ages.

The practice of medical dermatology involves the assessment and diagnosis of conditions of the hair, skin, nails, and mouth to improve the general health. These treatments aim to manage those diseases and disorders that are confined to the skin through a wide array of alternatives.  

Sometimes the skin indicates to a dermatologist that something may not be right within the body. Medical dermatology enables the analysis of the affected site and the opportunity to offer the patient the best possible treatment for their specific condition.

Medical dermatology provides patients with various treatments to address any type of skin concerns that they may be experiencing while creating a healthier appearance and feel to their skin. Judicious and board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness provides medical dermatology treatments to patients in Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and surrounding locations.


Medical Dermatology Treatments

Medical dermatology provides a wide range of services to restore and rejuvenate the skin, including:

  • Acne treatments
  • Wart removal treatments
  • Eczema treatments
  • Psoriasis treatments
  • Melasma treatments


Wart Removal

Warts are non-cancerous, but these irritating growths of hardened skin can be bothersome to both adults and kids. They can develop anywhere on the body but usually occur on the feet and hands. We offer various treatments for the removal of warts as different warts respond to specific therapies.


Acne Treatments

Some skin conditions are more severe than others. However, every person suffers from acne at some point in their lives.

Acne develops when hair follicles are clogged with surplus oil and dead skin leading to large and tiny bumps with prolonged swelling. Ranging from chemical peels to acne extraction, we have many treatments to address breakouts as well as scarring from previous acne.


Psoriasis Treatments

Psoriasis refers to a group of chronic skin disorders occurring on any part of the body. More people suffer from this condition than commonly perceived-it affects over 7.5 million people in the US only.

A dermatologist can provide multiple treatment alternatives for this non-contagious skin problem. They can also detect the type of psoriasis the patient has which increases the possibility of long-term relief from this condition.


Dermatitis & Eczema Treatments

Eczema develops on the skin’s surface as a dry and discolored rash. Patients may feel like scratching this rash leading to inflammation and infection. Dermatologists can provide patients with multiple treatment options to treat dermatitis and eczema symptoms.


Rosacea Treatments

Blushing or flushing easily could indicate the initial stages of rosacea. The progression of this condition can cause tiny bumps resembling acne which initially occur in the center of the face. Rosacea can slowly spread to other facial areas. Therefore, it is essential to treat it promptly.

Board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness receives patients from Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and other towns and neighborhoods in part of the US for medical dermatology.

If you would like to learn more about procedures and treatments at Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Jamie L. McGinness please contact us here or call (618) 622-SKIN (7546)

Taking new patients in and around the greater St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois area: East St. Louis Missouri, Shiloh Illinois, Belleville, Millstadt, Saint Clair County, Madison County and more.

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