Dermatology Specialist

Colorado Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Specialists located in Denver, CO

Your skin is the largest, fastest-growing organ in your body, so it’s no wonder there are numerous conditions that can affect it. The experienced doctors at Colorado Family Medicine in Denver, Colorado, provide dermatology services as part their comprehensive approach to healthcare. This team of doctors diagnose and treat a variety of common skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and rashes. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Dermatology Q & A

What is eczema?

Eczema is the name of a group of chronic skin conditions that causes red, itchy areas on your body. It can affect everyone from babies to adults. Like psoriasis (another skin condition), eczema is a dermatology issue that patients of all ages typically just learn to live with by controlling flare-ups and irritating symptoms.

Although there is no cure for eczema, you can take measures to help prevent flare-ups by using moisturizers and medicated creams, as needed. If you have eczema, it’s important to get help because treating it can make a big difference in the quality of your life. The doctors at Colorado Family Medicine take a whole-person, integrative approach to treating eczema and other dermatology disorders, which may be a sign of other underlying health issues.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is not just a dermatological condition; it’s actually a chronic autoimmune disease. It causes your skin cells to rapidly reproduce so they create red, scaly patches on the surface of your skin. These patches are itchy and sometimes downright painful. There is no cure for psoriasis, so the goal of treatment is to help you manage your symptoms and live more comfortably.

What is rosacea?

Another common skin condition, rosacea usually begins with the tendency to blush flush easily. The redness of rosacea can spread to your nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin and stay red all the time. You may also suffer from acne-like breakouts.

Rosacea, which typically affects your face, can make your skin appear swollen, bumpy, and irritated. It is common among fair-skinned men and women between the ages of 30 and 50 and you’re more likely to have it if a family member does, too.

How are these skin conditions treated?

There are a number of ways to treat skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, as well as rashes and acne – all common dermatological issues. Some treatment options include prescription topical creams, changing your diet to avoid triggering a flare-up, and medications for your immune system.

Another treatment option that works well for many adults is the Icon™ Laser Aesthetic System by Cynosure®. Icon laser treatments can minimize the appearance of acne and rosacea scarring on your face. Additionally, the doctors offer cryotherapy to treat abnormal skin cells related to dermatological issues.