Published on October 17, 2020

Dermatologist looking at a woman's skin.

Make your skin a priority

You wouldn’t wait to get medical care for a health condition that affects your everyday life. So why delay seeking care for a skin condition? The best time to schedule a visit with a dermatologist is when you have an unresolved medical issue or question concerning your skin.

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? Dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the skin, including:

  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bumps and lumps
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fingernail and toenail problems
  • Hair loss
  • Precancerous and cancerous skin lesions
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes, itchy or scaly skin or scalp
  • Skin discoloration, birthmarks or pigmentation issues
  • Sunburn

ProHealth Care’s dermatologists provide evidence-based care and personalized treatment plans that include a variety of proven options, products and skin care practices. Medications and treatments are used to remove, repair and help heal trouble spots. The specialists at ProHealth are also trained in dermatologic surgery.

Psoriasis is a common, chronic autoimmune disease caused by inflammation in the skin. It’s not contagious, but it causes thick, red, scaly and itchy patches of skin called plaques.

A specialist can help significantly reduce the discomfort and appearance of psoriasis. Depending on the severity, psoriasis can often be treated with topical creams and ointments, or oral and injectable medications.

Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy, or light therapy, offers a good chance of getting hard-to-treat psoriasis under control. Light therapy has the potential for fewer side effects than some other treatment options, and it can more safely be prescribed for patients who have an underlying medical condition, are pregnant, or prefer to avoid use of medication.

When administered without a physician’s supervision, ultraviolet light can pose significant health risks. People with psoriasis should only seek treatment from a qualified medical professional.

ProHealth Care provides prescribed light therapy at two locations and comprehensive dermatology services at ProHealth Medical Group clinics in Brookfield, Mukwonago, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Sussex.