Skin problems don’t stop just because you get older. While many people hold the misconception that skin issues only affect younger individuals, in reality they can persist well into adult life. The risk of skin cancer also increases with age, making adulthood a particularly vital time to take care of your skin.
At RidgeView Dermatology, we’re proud to provide dermatological care for patients at all stages of life, with the ultimate goal of making skincare accessible to everyone. If you’re interested in scheduling your very own general skin health consultation, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you have the healthiest skin possible.
Why is Adult Dermatology Important?
The health of a person’s skin is the culmination of a number of different factors, including their genetics, environmental exposure, and lifelong skincare habits. Because adults have had a longer time than younger people to exposure their skin, they have a greater chance of developing a wide variety of skin conditions.
Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma all become more common with age. These skin cancers can begin to spread and become harder to remove if they are not addressed early in their development. Regular skin examinations from a professional dermatologist can help stop skin cancers from spreading.
In addition to skin cancer, a number of other skin conditions begin or continue through adult life. The average age that people develop psoriasis, a common autoimmune skin condition, is 28. Chronic conditions, like rosacea, often appear in adolescence and persist through the rest of the affected individual’s life. Many adults continue to suffer from acne into their 30s, 40s, and 50s, while others may never develop acne until these later stages of life.
A dermatologist can help patients cure these conditions or help patients effectively manage their symptoms so they can lead the healthiest, most comfortable lives possible.
How can RidgeView Dermatology Help?
At RidgeView Dermatology, we’re proud to offer our adult patients a wide variety of treatments and services that can help them eliminate or manage their skin conditions.
Our practice is happy to provide:
- Professional skin care examinations
- Skin cancer treatments
- Chronic condition management
- Wart and vein removal
- Cosmetic procedures
Our practice is committed to providing patients with a wide variety of effective methods of care administered by board-certified dermatologists. If you’re interested in receiving adult dermatology care from a group of dedicated, hard-working medical professionals in the Lynchburg, Hardy, and Forest, Virginia areas, contact RidgeView Dermatology today!