When it comes to taking care of your health, you probably first think of eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and working out regularly. However, taking the best care of your body does not just focus on the inside. Your skin is your largest organ, and it is imperative to take care of it. While it is important to practice regular skincare treatments, protecting your skin from environmental and other lifestyle factors can be difficult. The field of medical dermatology helps ensure you and your skin are as healthy and safe as possible. Learn more during a consultation with our team at the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY!
What Is Medical Dermatology?
Medical dermatology refers to a branch of medical care dedicated to the protection, preservation, and care of your body’s largest organ. It encompasses blemishes, irregularities, rashes, and more. Commonly treated concerns include:
Melanoma refers to one of the most common – and dangerous – forms of cancer. It most commonly develops in existing moles, but may appear as a growth on the skin.
When Should I Seek the Care of a Specialist?
No one knows your skin better than you do. It is important to consistently monitor your skin for any potential changes. Keep a particularly close eye on any moles or other markings on your skin to note any changes. Most notable changes in moles to look for are:
- Asymmetry – two halves are unlike each other
- Border – irregular or poorly defined border
- Color – multicolored blemish with tones of black, blue, brown, red, tan, or white
- Diameter – changes in size, particularly growth
- Evolving – exhibits clear changes in color, shape, or size
If you have started to notice any dramatic changes, it is critical to visit with a medical dermatology professional as soon as possible. Our qualified team led by Dr. Jacobs can help you examine and understand your skin. A proactive approach can make all of the difference for your health.
Why Is It Important?
There are many factors and conditions that can affect the skin. If untreated, many of these conditions may have a serious impact on health and general well-being. However, early detection can make all of the difference in protecting your skin and health.
Medical dermatology care can help you take a proactive approach to your health. You likely visit a dentist on a minimum of an annual basis to monitor your teeth for changes – why shouldn’t you do the same for your skin?
Schedule Your Consultation!
Is it time for you to learn more about the skin you are in? Contact us today at the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs and schedule your consultation to learn more about medical dermatology! Our team proudly serves you from New York, New York, and we are committed to being your partner in promoting optimal skin health.
by Bruce Robertson
I have been a patient of Dr.Jacobs for over 20 years,,Over that time period he has discovered, treated, and has removed several skin cancers from me. I can clearly state that if it weren’t for him I probably would not be alive today..His staff has always been the most professional and his clinical environment is always immaculate. I would recommend anyone with dermatological issues from psoriasis to melanoma to consult with Dr. Michael Jacobs.
by Carol C
I had the best experience with Dr. Jacobs. Went to see two doctors who misdiagnosed a rash I had on my ankle. Dr. Jacobs identified it within seconds, prescribed a medication and it started to clear up two days later. The staff is wonderful and I would go back anytime.
by Michel Orban
For over 30 years, Dr. Jacobs has treated me. He is cordial, friendly and listens. Most recently, I had a severe case of bedbug bites that I got in Portugal. Literally within minutes of texting him with photos, he corrected the diagnosis I'd been given at a local hospital clinic and told me the medicines I needed. While I saw two doctors in Europe, it was Dr. Jacobs who helped me control my anxiety. For over three weeks, he communicated frequently with me - reconfirming what I was doing was correct and reassuring me the bites would get better, Dr. Jacobs is my go to! He is thoughtful, direct and clear in conveying his diagnosis. I am grateful to him for his care and appreciate all he has done for me over the years.
by Jackie S
I have been a patient of Dr. Jacob's for over a year and although I went for one procedure, I kept coming due to their outstanding and attentive service. Their facility is very clean and the staff is very professional. Their equipment is top of the line. I've had hair removal and lasers done that was totally painless. I highly recommend this facility.
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by charlotte squarcy
The wonderful work the Doctor did restoring a freshness to my face and neck was enough to convince 5 women pictured in The Social Register to make appointments of their own. Whether socially, for a polished image at work, or for health and wellness to take personal care seriously, this is the doctor to visit. NOT one who sells her services on TV talk shows. This office is not a Botox factory assembly line. When comparing notes, we women agreed that each was treated uniquely as specialized treatments were matched with care and a sure sense of what would be pleasing and successful with each patient. May I note as well that there are quite a number of men in the office seeking treatment as well!. This is a board certified physician who teaches his skills at Cornell. It goes without saying that his professional demeanor causes a patient to trust his judgement.
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