Could Medical Dermatology Help Me?

Could medical dermatology help you? Of course, it can! Your Wilmington dermatologist at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group can treat medical dermatologyyou for a wide variety of medical skin conditions, including acne, warts, skin cancer and more. Dr. Michael Saruk and his professional associates are known for their impressive credentials and skills, but also, they deliver compassionate care that works. That's why Delaware Valley Dermatology Group has received the Top Doctor designation from Delaware Today for two years in a row. Learn here what medical dermatology can do for you.

It's different from aesthetic dermatology

Aesthetic dermatology takes care of how your skin looks, particularly as it ages. Medical dermatology, however, deals with keeping your skin healthy and treating it if problems arise. Dr. Saruk calls this the Continuum of Care, and patients of all ages and lifestyles find it beneficial Delaware Valley Dermatology Group.

Specifically, medical dermatology involves keeping the largest organ of your body--your skin--intact, well-vascularized and innervated, and doing what it should do. Your skin is responsible for your personal appearance, provides a barrier to injury and infection, regulates your temperature and perceives things such as pain, pressure and more. In short, your skin interfaces with the outside world. So you need to keep it healthy.

Unfortunately, both acute and chronic problems interfere with your skin's optimal functioning and your overall health and well-being. So Dr. Saruk and his team examine for, diagnose and treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rashes from allergies and insect/arthropod bites
  • Burns
  • Warts
  • Vitiligo (a pigment disorder)
  • Skin cancer

Treating skin problems

You know your skin best. As such, you should perform a self-exam at home every month after the age of 40, noting changes in color, mole shape and texture and more. Then, you should see Dr. Saruk and his team annually for a visual inspection of your skin. This vigilance helps keep ahead of skin cancer, a potentially deadly problem affecting tens of thousands of American adults annually.

If you do have a problem such as skin cancer, your dermatologist at Wilmington can take you from the diagnostic stages, including on-site biopsy and lab analysis, to removal and follow-up. Dr. Saruk is fully qualified on the Mohs Micrographic Surgery technique which is minimally invasive and tissue sparing.

For other skin conditions, such as warts and psoriasis, he offers treatment with the precise Xtrac laser. This innovative instrument removes lesions anywhere on the body, including difficult to access areas such as behind the knees. Quick and painless, these laser treatments produce amazing results quickly and painlessly in qualified patients.

How's your skin?

Find out at a routine examination with your medical dermatologist at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group. For more information or to set an appointment, call the office in Wilmington, DE, at (302) 478-8532.