Your skin is your body’s largest organ, protecting your internal organs from the outside world and regulating your body temperature. Dermatology is the medical field that deals with conditions of the skin, hair and nails.
Skin Care Experts
A dermatologist is a doctor specially trained to diagnose, treat and help prevent thousands of different skin conditions, such as:
- Hair loss
- Nail infections
- Skin cancer
Dermatologists can also help you improve your skin’s appearance using skin care products and cosmetic procedures to diminish spots, wrinkles and scars.
Learn more about specific skin, nail and hair disorders at our online Health Encyclopedia.
Skin Cancer Care & Prevention
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world and affects millions of Americans each year. One key role of a dermatologist is skin cancer care—screening for it, treating it and helping people understand how to avoid it.
Get tips from the North Kansas City Hospital dermatologists on how to prevent skin cancer.