New York City and Manhattan, NY
What is dermatology exactly? Dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different skin conditions. Board-certified dermatologists can treat conditions of the hair, skin, nails, and mucosa membranes for patients of all ages, from infancy to the elderly.
While primary care physicians may have some knowledge about skin conditions and diseases, they simply have not received the extensive training and hours that a board-certified dermatologist has received. Furthermore, dermatologists that aren’t board-certified have less education and experience. To receive the best care possible, it is essential to seek treatment by a board-certified dermatologist. Here is what the NYC board-certified dermatologists at NY Skin RX can do for you and the members of your family.
What does it mean to be a board-certified dermatologist?
All dermatologists are required to complete eight years of education including a four-year undergraduate degree, and a doctorate, which takes an additional four years to complete. A one-year internship following college, and then a three-year residency program. After the dermatologist becomes licensed, he or she can go a step further to become board-certified, which requires additional testing and certification administered by the American Academy of Dermatology.
When to see a board-certified dermatologist
If you experience a hair, skin, or nail condition, you absolutely should seek a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. Our expertise and experience mean that you will receive the right diagnosis and most effective treatment for your condition. It is especially important to see a board-certified dermatologist if you suspect that you may have skin cancer because it could become life-threatening. While some doctors who completed a dermatology residency claim to be dermatologists, they simply aren’t, and they have far less education and experience compared to a board-certified dermatologist. Going to one of those doctors could jeopardize your health or your life.
What can a board-certified dermatologist treat?
Board-certified dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of different skin conditions including acne, eczema, skin cancer, wrinkles, rosacea, hair loss, psoriasis, rashes, warts, and much more. At NY Skin RX, we often see patients for these common skin conditions. We provide treatment based on each case and condition. Using cutting-edge technology, we are able to offer patients non-invasive treatments for many common skin conditions, although the severity of your skin disease may affect the invasiveness of the procedure. For example, late-stage skin cancer may result in extensive surgery to remove the cancerous tissue. However, when dealing with most other types of conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and the like, we often can treat these conditions in such a way that it results in little to no downtime so that you can get on with your day.
Board-certified Dermatologist in Manhattan
NY Skin RX provides treatment for various hair, skin, and nail conditions. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office by calling (212) 288-3200.
NY Skin RX serves the New York City areas of Manhattan and the Upper East Side.