Family & Primary Care Practices located in Wynantskill, NY


Dermatology services offered in Wynantskill, NY

Your skin is your largest organ and can reflect your overall health. That’s why you need dermatology specialists like Ritchie J. Parrotta, DO, and Scott M. Parrotta, DO, at Wynantskill Family Medicine. They have the expertise to examine and provide treatment for your skin, hair, and nails. Call the office in Wynantskill, New York, today or click online to book your appointment.

Dermatology Q & A

What is dermatology?

Dermatology is a focused branch of medicine that involves the health of your skin, hair, fat, nails, and membranes. 

Your skin serves as a barrier to protect your internal organs from bacteria and injury. Being that it’s the largest organ of your body, it can also indicate the condition of your overall health. 

For example, if the color or texture of your skin changes, it could mean you have a medical issue. That’s why dermatology is an important part of your health care. In addition, it can also address aesthetic concerns like hair loss and wrinkles.

The team at Wynantskill Family Medicine has the expertise to diagnose, treat, and help manage any concerning conditions that dermatology involves. 

What can I expect at a routine dermatology appointment?

Plan to arrive at your appointment with clean skin. Avoid wearing makeup and leave off perfume or cologne. You want your skin to be in its purest form. 

At the beginning of your visit, you may be asked to disrobe and put on a medical cloth for coverage to prepare for your physical exam.

First, your provider learns about your medical history, any medications you take, and health concerns you might have. They also want to know if you have any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms with your skin, hair, or nails.

Next, they give you a full body check. That allows them to have an up-close look at your skin — especially in areas that you might not be able to see. They’re able to visibly check for unusual moles, growths, or areas of concern. 

The professional team at Wynantskill Family Medicine ensures you feel comfortable throughout the exam.

What skin conditions can dermatology treat?

Most everyone experiences some type of symptoms with their hair, skin, or nails at some point in their lives. Some common conditions might include:

  • Acne
  • Cold sores
  • Warts
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Fungal infections
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Skin cancer

Each condition requires its own unique treatment and management. The severity level of your diagnosis can also determine the influence of your treatment.

If you’re ready to have a dermatology exam to evaluate the condition of your skin, hair, and nails, don’t delay. Call the office today or use the online booking tool on the contact page.