Dermatology Specialist

Grace Family Health

Family Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Murrieta, CA & Menifee, CA

There are a number of conditions that can affect the health and appearance of your skin. At Grace Family Health in Murrieta, Menifee, and Temecula, California, the team provides safe and effective dermatological care for patients of all ages. To discuss your concerns about the health of your skin, call one of the offices or schedule your appointment online today.

Dermatology Q & A

What are some common skin conditions?

Dermatology is a branch of medicine dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and effective treatment of skin conditions. Patients in need of dermatological care often experience conditions like:

  • Warts
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Skin tags
  • Skin infections
  • Psoriasis
  • Wrinkles

Dermatology is also used to address skin cancer and pre-cancerous skin lesions. The providers at Grace Family Health specialize in comprehensive, personalized patient care. If you experience a skin condition, the team works to determine and treat the underlying cause, not just the symptoms. 

What causes acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting nearly 50 million Americans every year. Acne is more than an aesthetic issue. Severe acne can damage the skin, affect the appearance, and impact emotional health. There are a number of different factors that contribute to acne including:

  • Hormones
  • Excess oil production
  • Bacteria
  • Clogged pores or hair follicles

Acne can affect patients of all ages for varying reasons. Diet, stress, and other health-related factors can also contribute to acne. Acne commonly occurs on the face, upper back, chest, or shoulders. If your acne isn't responding to at-home care, Grace Family Health can help you determine the cause of your condition and the best method for effective treatment. 

How are skin conditions treated?

Dermatological treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis. Most skin conditions can be diagnosed with a thorough physical exam. In some cases, your doctor may perform a skin allergy test or blood test to determine the cause of your condition. Biopsies are also used to diagnose conditions like skin cancer and infections. Depending on your diagnosis, treatment may include:

  • Topical medications
  • Antibiotics
  • Laser therapies
  • Cryotherapy
  • Skin tag removal 
  • Removal of precancerous lesions

If you notice concerning changes to your skin, there’s a wide range of treatment options that can help you restore your appearance. Common symptoms of skin conditions include:

  • Peeling skin
  • Scaly or rough skin
  • Redness
  • Sores or lesions
  • Discoloration
  • Raised bumps
  • Painful or itchy skin

The team works with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your skin health. To speak with a doctor about your skin condition call one of the offices or book your appointment online today.