Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions


Skin Conditions services offered in Arcata, CA

Acne, eczema, and scars affect the look and health of your skin. At North Pacific Dermatology in Arcata and Crescent City, California, Kelly A. Kinsey, MD, and the highly skilled team diagnose and treat all types of skin conditions. They conduct comprehensive evaluations and provide personalized care, improving your skin condition and boosting your self-confidence. Call the office nearest you today or schedule your skin condition consultation online. 

What are skin conditions?

Skin conditions include diseases that affect the structure or function of your skin. 

Your skin is your first line of defense against injury, germs, and other harmful agents like the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. It also holds in moisture, helps you maintain body temperature, and allows you to feel heat and cold. Your skin is also the most visible organ.

Skin conditions may inflame or irritate the skin, affecting its function and appearance.

North Pacific Dermatology provides comprehensive and individualized care for all types of skin conditions. They offer medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology treatment options, all performed by a dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience.

When should I seek dermatology care for skin conditions?

You should seek dermatology care for your skin condition at North Pacific Dermatology if it affects your appearance, causes pain or itching, or isn’t going away with at-home care. The team also recommends you seek dermatology care for any abnormal skin growth.

Some of the skin conditions North Pacific Dermatology treats include:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Scars
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts
  • Skin cancer
  • Moles
  • Rash or hives
  • Rosacea
  • Vitiligo

Skin conditions may occur from numerous causes, including hormonal changes, underlying health conditions, autoimmune diseases, or allergies. The team at North Pacific Dermatology will attempt to identify the root cause of your skin condition and provide the most appropriate care.

What treatments can improve skin conditions?

The North Pacific Dermatology team customizes your skin condition treatment plan based on diagnosis, symptoms, age, and goals. Before making any treatment plans, the team conducts a comprehensive evaluation. 

They ask about your symptoms and when they started, medical history, and family history. Then, they examine your skin. Though they can diagnose many skin conditions after a physical exam, your provider at North Pacific Dermatology may biopsy your skin to confirm a diagnosis. 

They talk to you about your skin condition and your treatment options, which may include oral or topical medications, a personalized skin care routine, or light therapy. 

The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your skin and update your plan.

For expert care for all your skin needs, call North Pacific Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.