Medical dermatology encompasses all diseases and conditions affecting the health of the skin, hair, and nails. Dr. Neil Farnsworth and Dr. Katy Wiltz provide a range of treatments for diseases and medical conditions affecting your skin, hair, and nails, while never loosing site of where these issues figure into the bigger picture of your overall health.
We take the time to educate patients about skin health and provide a range of modern treatments for common skin concerns and conditions, and we will work with your other providers to ensure a clear and cohesive plan for the health of your skin and body.
We hope you choose Farnsworth Dermatology for all your medical dermatology services, and look forward to having you as our patient!
Our medical dermatology services include:
Acne is most common in adolescents, but can affect adults as well. Acne can be very embarrassing and uncomfortable, and while the condition itself often improves with time permanent scarring often follows. We can customize a practical regimen to help you achieve control over your acne, and see if any medications, underlying medical conditions, or personal habits are contributing to your condition.
Moles and birthmarks can range in color from tan or brown, red and purple. If you are concerned about the look of a mole or want mole removed for aesthetic reasons, we will do a thorough evaluation, educate you about the types of moles to look out for, and offer responsible management options.
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that can cause blushing or flushing of the skin. Effects of rosacea can range from blood vessels and redness, to papules and pustules around the nose and cheeks. Farnsworth Dermatology provides treatment options to get rosacea under control. Sun protection as well as customized prescription drug management can offer significant improvement in the appearance and symptoms of this chronic condition.
Psoriasis affects almost 5% of the US population, and is usually characterized by thick, red plaques with silvery scale, but can have other appearances, and can even be associated with a severe, debilitating form of arthritis. While psoriasis can cause significant physical and social discomfort, recent studies also show that uncontrolled psoriasis may be a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke. At Farnsworth Dermatology we will perform a thorough evaluation of this condition and can provide effective, customized treatment.
Statistics tell us that one in five Americans develop skin cancer in their lifetime, with the most common types being basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Skin cancer accounts for almost 80% of cancers in the United States, and early detection permits the best treatment. Most skin cancers can be treated by surgical destruction or removal in an outpatient setting. Farnsworth Dermatology provides very thorough skin cancer screening services, and encourages patients to wear sunscreen every day and to avoid tanning beds or deliberately tanning for long periods of time. Drs. Farnsworth and Wiltz are both comfortable and skilled in skin cancer surgery, and will work with other providers to get you non-surgical, major surgical, or other specialized care when appropriate .
Other Skin Concerns and Conditions
Other skin concerns and conditions we treat at our office include:
- Sun Spots
- Contact Allergy Dermatitis
- Fever Blisters
- Hair Loss
- Sexually-transmitted skin disease such as herpes and genital warts
- Keloid Scars
- Nail Disease
- Skin Tags
- Common Warts
- …and More
If you are concerned by a skin condition or are seeing a more effective treatment to get any type of skin condition under control, talk to Dr. Farnsworth or Wiltz about your treatment options. We are here to provide more information about various treatments and conditions, and will put together a customized treatment plan to achieve long-lasting results!
Set up your consultation at Farnsworth Dermatology by calling 504-891-8004