Dermatology is the branch of medicine that studies and treats problems associated with the skin, hair, and nails. At Allergy & Skin Spa, we help patients of all ages and backgrounds living with a wide range of skin, hair, and nail disorders.
Skin disorders can be difficult to live with because they are so easily visible. As a result, they often have a negative effect on your aesthetic appearance, not to mention the physical pain they cause. This leads to patients suffering from self-esteem issues, whether they have acne, hives, rashes, hair loss or any other condition.
As devastating as the effects of skin disorder may sound, they are not untreatable. While many skin disorders are recurring or chronic, they can be effectively treated using state-of-the-art equipment and medication that we have available here at Allergy & Skin Spa.
Dr. Kia has had years of experience successfully treating all kinds of skin conditions. We understand just how upsetting and distressing living with skin, hair, and nail conditions can be, so we take extra effort to make sure you feel understood and cared for genuinely.
Dermatology covers a wide range of skin, hair, and nail disorders. So, if you feel or see anything that is unnatural, especially if it keeps reoccurring, we highly suggest you pay a visit to Allergy & Skin Spa as soon as possible. Here are some signs that may indicate that you need to be taken care of by an expert dermatologist like Dr. Kia:
• Your skin or scalp is itchy all the time
Itchy skin or scalp is normal sometimes, but when you are constantly itchy, it may be a sign that you need medical attention. Usually, itches can be treated with simple medication. However, they may be a sign of more serious issues at times, such as skin cancer. If your itch lasts for more than a week, you should pay Dr. Kia a visit immediately.
• You have unexplained brown spots on your skin
If you find brown spots on your skin, it’s easy to dismiss them as sun damage or simply a sign of aging. However, they could be an implication that something is wrong inside. Often, many patients later find that their brown spots are caused by a hormonal imbalance. This is common, especially among women. Even if it’s just a cosmetic issue and does not affect your health, Dr. Kia can help you get rid of your brown spots.
• You have rashes or redness on any area of your skin
If you notice that you have rashes or redness in your skin from time to time, and if these rashes or redness persist for days on end, it is highly recommended that you see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Unexplained redness or rashes could be an indication of various serious issues such as psoriasis, eczema or rosacea. If these do not get the required treatment early on, they often develop into more health-concerning complications.
• Your mole is changing/has changed
You need to check your moles regularly because if they have changed in size or shape, it could be an indication of skin cancer. While most of the time the moles, freckles, and other birthmarks are harmless, they could be a sign of more serious diseases if their appearance has changed, coupled with bleeding, itching, scabbing, and inability to heal on their own even after days. Make sure that you get checked at least once a year to stay on the safe side.
• You have dry and scaly patches on your scalp/knees/elbows/back
Any person’s skin can get dry sometimes, especially during the winter. However, if you still experience dry, itchy and scaly skin, especially on your scalp, elbows, knees, and/or back, even after applying creams and lotions, it’s better to pay a visit to Allergy & Skin Spa as early as possible. Such conditions could be signs that you may be developing psoriasis or even eczema. Dr. Kia will give you a thorough examination before making any diagnosis.
• You have scarring on your skin
There is nothing wrong with having scars on your skin, and if you want to leave them as they are, that’s fine. However, many find that their scars, which may be a result of surgeries, pregnancy or injuries, are a source of insecurity. So, if you wish to have your scars removed, you can pay a visit to the dermatologist.
A visit to the dermatologist is like any other doctor’s appointment. However, there are some things you need to keep in mind so that you can get the most out of your appointment with Dr. Kia.
First, you need to ensure that you don’t wear make-up, especially if the area affected is your face. Don’t try to cover up using make-up products because this will only hamper Dr. Kia’s diagnosis.
Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have. At Allergy & Skin Spa, we strive to provide our patients quality care and comfort, and we want to work with you closely so that we can come up with the best treatment plan customized especially for you.
In addition, make sure that you inform us of any current medications you are taking and whether you have any allergies. The more we know about you, the better we can care for you and your skin.
Allergy & Skin Spa promises to deliver quality care to every patient, regardless of their background, age, gender or what disorders or conditions they may have. Dr. Kia has years of experience in treating patients, which gives him a unique understanding of what patients need.
We strive to provide our patients with a holistic treatment program that works to treat their skin conditions while making sure that they are taken care of with compassion and understanding every step of the way. At Allergy & Skin Spa, what truly distinguishes us is that we genuinely care about our patients.