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Medical Dermatology

Medical Dermatology services offered in Groton, CT

Medical Dermatology

Medical dermatology focuses on the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Robert Ecker, MD, FAAD, Luanne Hespeler, MPAS,PA-C, and Christopher Thompson, MPAS, PA-C, at Integrated Dermatology of Groton in Groton, Connecticut, provide comprehensive medical dermatology care for a wide range of skin issues, treating everything from acne to skin cancer. Call today to schedule your medical dermatology consultation. 

Medical Dermatology Q & A

What is the difference between dermatology and medical dermatology?

Dermatology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health and wellness of the skin, nails, and hair. Medical dermatology is a subset of dermatology that diagnoses, treats, and prevents medical conditions involving the skin, nails, and hair.

Integrated Dermatology of Groton is a full-service, state-of-the-art dermatology practice with providers who specialize in medical dermatology. The team has advanced training in medical dermatology, allowing them to accurately diagnose and effectively treat all medical issues that affect your body’s largest organ — the skin.

I have acne scars. Can medical dermatology help?

The medical dermatologist at Integrated Dermatology of Groton treats all types of skin concerns, including acne scars. Other conditions that benefit from medical dermatology include:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin rashes
  • Concerning moles
  • Skin cancer
  • Infections
  • Hair loss
  • Eczema
  • Nail fungus

Integrated Dermatology of Groton provides pediatric and adult medical dermatology care. 

What can I expect during a medical dermatology consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Integrated Dermatology of Groton for a medical dermatology consultation. Your provider asks detailed questions about your concerns. Then, they review your medical and family history and examine your skin, hair, and nails.

They can diagnose most dermatology conditions following a history and physical exam but may take tissue samples and send it to the lab to confirm a diagnosis. Getting an accurate diagnosis ensures you get the most effective treatment. 

What are medical dermatology treatments?

The team at Integrated Dermatology of Groton customizes your medical dermatology treatment plan based on your diagnosis. Treatment may clear up your skin issue, improve symptoms, or reduce flare-ups.

Initially, the team may recommend at-home treatments such as gentle cleansers or over-the-counter (OTC) topical agents. If your skin condition is moderate or severe, the team may prescribe topical or oral medications. 

Some conditions may benefit from various dermatology treatments like light or laser therapy. 

When medically managing a skin issue, the team schedules regular follow-up appointments to evaluate the effectiveness of your treatment plan and make adjustments when appropriate. 

Integrated Dermatology of Groton also has specialists in surgical dermatology and Mohs surgery for skin cancer. 

Medical dermatology manages all skin concerns. Call Integrated Dermatology of Groton today to book an appointment.