Salinas Valley Dermatology
Quality Skin Care Services
Like every other part of your body, your skin needs regular care and attention.
At the Salinas Valley Dermatology Clinic, experienced dermatologist Dr.
Paik practices both general and surgical dermatology for patients of all
ages. Here, patients have a resource for all of their skin care needs,
including cancer screening, rash treatment, and scar care.
Conditions commonly treated by our dermatologist include:
- Hair loss
- Autoimmune disorders
- Moles and melanoma
- Nail disorders
- Athletes foot
- Skin growths/tags
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Be
sure to visit your dermatologist whenever you find strange discolorations
or lesions when doing a monthly self-skin examination.
Dermatologic surgery is most commonly used when the skin is visibly damaged
or disfigured. In addition to cosmetic purposes, dermatologic surgery
is used to treat various medical conditions, like removing malignant skin
lesions. The primary treatment for skin cancer is usually surgery. Once
melanoma has been diagnosed from a biopsy, the cancer affected area of
skin is removed using state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
While skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, it is also one of
the easiest to treat. Most cases of skin cancer are diagnosed before the
cancer has a chance to spread, meaning removing the area could completely
cure the disease for the patient. The surgery can sometimes leave a scar,
but scar treatment is part of a surgical dermatologist’s field of
expertise and they should be able to help you manage it.