Medical dermatology is the treatment of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne, skin cancer, warts, keloids and cysts. The many varieties of skin conditions people suffer each have their own set of causes, symptoms and treatments. Depending on the type of skin condition you may suffer from, your treatment will vary greatly. A medical dermatologist will not only be able to accurately diagnose your condition, but help you get started on the best treatment plan for your unique situation. Medical solutions available for medical dermatology may include laser therapy, surgical removal, or medicines, depending on the specific condition. Unlike cosmetic dermatology, which focuses on aesthetics, medical dermatology focuses on the health of the skin. By correcting abnormalities of the skin, the appearance may be improved. Care is taken to minimize scarring and treat the skin with the most effective methods available.
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Dr. Steven Jacob Brooks’ medical dermatology practice is here to serve your community of Manhasset, Great Neck, Roslyn and other areas throughout Long Island and Queens. Dr. Steven Jacob Brooks has extensive knowledge and is well versed in skin cancer prevention and treatment. Whether you have a significant family or personal history of skin cancer or not, Dr. Brooks recommends once or twice yearly complete skin exams. Dr. Brooks believes prevention and early intervention is key in insuring optimal prognosis. Prevention of skin cancer can be obtained by regular skin exams and life long UV protection and awareness. Daily sunscreen use and whenever possible; sun avoidance during peak hours of UV rays is highly encouraged. During mole checks, he reviews the ABCDEs of melanoma detection, and recommends the information to be shared with the patient’s friends and family. If Dr. Brooks thinks it is necessary, he will recommend a skin biopsy to test a skin lesion. If the skin lesion requires further treatment, he will formulate the best treatment plan with his patient. Some skin cancers can be simply treated with creams, some require burning and scraping, and some require surgery. As needed, Dr. Brooks arranges and refers only to the best oncologic surgeons in New York. Dr. Brooks is also passionate about treating various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo. He has a “hands-on” holistic approach to tackle your skin disease from every angle. He believes combination therapy is better than monotherapy to obtain faster and more everlasting improvement. He doesn’t just treat the acute flares and breakouts but formulates a maintenance plan to prevent future flares and breakouts. Whether procedural or medicinal, Dr. Brooks practices the safest most effective treatment regimens. If a patient requires an oral medication for treatment of their skin condition, Dr. Brooks looks for the lowest effective dose to achieve the optimal improvement every chance possible. For your convenience Dr. Brooks medical dermatology practice serves the Manhasset, Great Neck, Roslyn and other areas throughout Long Island and Queens.