Skin Disorders

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Skin Disorders

Around one in four people in the United States has a skin condition or disorder of some kind. The expert dermatologists at Luminary Dermatology provide careful evaluations and comprehensive care for an array of common and uncommon skin disorders at all office locations. Luminary Dermatology has 10 offices across Florida and Oklahoma, including in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Miami, Florida. Schedule your skin exam over the phone or online to learn about skin disorders today.

Skin Disorders Q & A

What are skin disorders?

Skin disorders are medical conditions that primarily or only affect your skin, your body’s largest and most protective organ. Healthy skin stops pathogens and irritants from entering your body while protecting underlying organs and tissues from weathering and damage. It also helps you maintain moisture. 

There are almost countless skin disorders that can affect your skin throughout life, many of which are lifelong. Some are minor and cause minimal symptoms, while others are impactful or even life-threatening. Symptoms vary widely, but a dermatological evaluation can detect the condition causing them. 

Your dermatologist at Luminary Dermatology examines your skin and might provide further testing to detect a cause. Some skin disorders require biopsies, cultures, or patch tests for further evaluation. 

What are some of the most common skin disorders?

Luminary Dermatology specializes in treating or managing skin disorders in patients of all ages. Some disorders are more common in children than adults, and others tend to appear with age. 

You can trust your dermatologist at Luminary Dermatology to identify and manage:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Warts
  • Vitiligo
  • Lupus
  • Cellulitis
  • Skin cancer
  • Acne
  • Cold sores
  • Melasma
  • Ringworm

Some skin disorders are genetic, meaning they run in your family. Others are infectious or appear because of environmental factors. Identifying causes and triggers for skin disorders helps dermatologists plan effective treatment. 

How are skin disorders treated?

Luminary Dermatology uses many evidence-based strategies to treat skin disorders or minimize their symptoms. Even when a skin disorder is incurable, there are options to control flare-ups and improve your quality of life. 

Your treatment for a skin disorder at Luminary Dermatology might involve:

  • Laser or light therapy
  • Topical medications
  • Oral medications
  • Antihistamines
  • Steroid injections
  • Biologics

You get a better outcome from treatment when you follow a healthy lifestyle. Your dermatologist encourages you to eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and minimize contact with known triggers. If you’re unsure what your triggers are, your dermatologist helps you consider allergens, materials, and environmental factors that cause your symptoms to flare up. 

If you have symptoms of any skin disorder, call Luminary Dermatology or schedule an appointment online for a skin examination and treatment consultation today.