We offer professional, ethical and personalized advice for your skin conditions.
Dermatology is the specialty that deals with conditions related to skin, hair and nails. A dermatologist, or skin doctor, is an M.D. with specialist training after medical school. There are about 3000 conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. These could range from superficial fungal infections to STDs to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that is very deadly but that could be cured if diagnosed and treated on time. Our dermatology clinic offers skin cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. Sometimes, due to the complexity of the skin, some additional tests are necessary to confirm a diagnosis: blood tests (like for syphilis), KOH (like for superficial fungal infections) and the gold standard for diagnosis of many conditions is a skin biopsy, which consists of removing a small piece (some millimeters) of the affected skin and having it reviewed by a dermatopathologist. If you have a condition that is affecting your skin, hair or nails, do not hesitate to visit our clinic, located at Belize Medical Associates.
We know that aging is inevitable, but we want you to know that much of the “aging” that shows on your skin (i.e. dark spots, rough texture, spider veins, “warts”) are caused by environmental factors (i.e. exposure to UV radiation). The good news is that a lot of these are treatable conditions!