Skin conditions are common in the United States. Over 42% of patients visit their doctor for a skin concern at some point. Acne is one of the most prevalent, affecting 85% of people aged 12-24 years old, and one in 10 people develop eczema during their lifetime. Family medicine physician Kafilat Adewunmi, DO, MBA, leads the team at VAMA Medical Health Center in Union, New Jersey, and treats minor dermatological complaints. If you have a skin concern you’re ready to tackle, call, or use the online tool, to schedule a dermatology appointment.
Dermatology is a branch of medicine that looks at skin health and diseases of the nails, hair, and connected mucous membranes. Skin is the body’s largest organ. It’s continuously exposed to the elements and is the body’s first line of defense. The skin’s appearance is often an early sign of whether you have any health issues.
Dr. Adewunmi of VAMA Medical Health Center diagnoses and treats skin conditions. She provides comprehensive dermatology care regimens to control the symptoms of skin disease.
There are different areas of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and procedural dermatology. Whereabouts the condition is on the body, the age of the patient, and the skin condition itself defines which specialty it falls under. Here’s a closer look at some of the conditions Dr. Adewunmi treats.
Eczema leaves your skin red and itchy. It often occurs in patches and can sometimes blister. There’s no cure for eczema; some people grow out of it as they get older, while others live with it over their lifetime. Dr. Adewunmi manages the discomfort of cracked and inflamed skin and helps reduce outbreaks.
Acne is a skin condition oil and dead skin cells clogging hair follicles causes. Acne appears on the forehead, face, shoulder, upper back, and chest as blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Dr. Adewunmi builds a skin regimen tailored to you and may prescribe stronger medicine than you can get over the counter.
Tinea rashes, or ringworm, is a skin condition a fungus causes. It appears in various areas of the body, and its location on the body gives it its name:
Dr. Adewunmi diagnoses the condition and may prescribe strong topical medicine or a fungicidal oral medication if over-the-counter treatments fail to work.
A combination of lifestyle changes and medication treats the types of dermatological conditions of which Dr. Adewunmi helps. She looks at your medical history, your age, diet, and habits, and creates a tailored skin regimen to address your needs.
Skin conditions can be uncomfortable or painful and make you feel self-conscious. When you partner with VAMA Medical Health Center, you receive a detailed, individualized dermatology treatment plan. Call the practice today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.