Skin Disorders

Board Certified Dermatologists & Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Park City and Heber City, UT

Skin Disorders

Skin disorders can impact your day-to-day life, causing irritation, pain, and rashes. Using state-of-the-art strategies, board-certified dermatologists Karen Stolman, MD, and Jessica Collins, DO, can diagnose and treat various skin disorders at Park City Dermatology in Park City and Heber City, Utah. For a detailed evaluation of your symptoms, call Park City Dermatology or book an appointment online today.

What are the most common types of skin disorders?

Skin disorders don’t only affect the way your skin looks; many cause enough discomfort or irritation to affect your quality of life. Because of a skin disorder, you might have trouble sleeping or being productive at work. Fortunately, many of them are manageable with help from a licensed dermatologist. 

Some common skin disorders are:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Vitiligo
  • Alopecia areata
  • Cellulitis
  • Contact dermatitis

After a diagnostic evaluation, your dermatologist can tell you more about your skin disorder, its prognosis, and what to expect with treatment. If you experience any concerning or unexpected flare-ups, don’t hesitate to contact Park City Dermatology for your urgent skin care needs. 

What are some possible signs of a skin disorder?

Skin disorder symptoms vary widely, so you might not know what you’re dealing with until you visit Park City Dermatology for a professional skin evaluation. The dermatologists at Park City Dermatology recognize common signs of skin infections, such as:

  • Redness and inflammation
  • Dry, scaly, or cracking skin
  • Itching
  • Discoloration
  • Pus-filled bumps
  • Open sores or ulcers
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Hair loss

A physical exam might not provide clear answers about your skin disorder. Your dermatologist might use other tests, like biopsies or skin patch tests, to get further insight into your skin symptoms. 

How are skin disorders treated?

Many skin disorders are chronic, so treatment focuses on managing and minimizing symptoms instead of curing the disorder. Some chronic skin disorders can go into remission phases for months or years, while others cause ongoing symptoms. 

Your dermatologist at Park City Dermatology works closely with you to establish a treatment plan that meets your needs. You probably benefit from multiple treatments and self-care strategies, including:

  • Identifying and avoiding triggers
  • Stress management
  • Prescription oral medications
  • Prescription topical medications
  • Laser treatment
  • Excision or surgery

Your dermatologist might advise you to make several simple changes to your routine, like using gentler skin care products or avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption. 

To learn more about skin disorders and your options for long-term management, call Park City Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.