Dermatology

Silicon Valley Dermatology

Mychael Luu, M.D.

General & Surgical Dermatology located in San Jose, CA

When did you last see a doctor about your skin, hair, or nail health? If it's been a while, or you've never been at all, maybe it's time you scheduled a dermatology appointment. Mychael Luu, MD, at Silicon Valley Dermatology in San Jose, California, encourages anyone who feels concerned about an unusual skin complaint or who would like to learn how to practice safe skin care to schedule a consultation. Call the office today or book through this website.

Dermatology Q & A

What is dermatology?

Dermatology focuses on treating conditions of the skin. Your skin, the body's largest organ, protects against moisture, heat, viruses, and bacteria; regulates body temperature; maintains your immune system; and provides the first signs of health problems. However, all these responsibilities make your skin vulnerable to illness, injury, and disease. 

Silicon Valley Dermatology has an experienced team of dermatologists or skin doctors who have extensive training in all skin ailments. If you have concerns about your skin health, don't wait to make an appointment.

What are the different types of dermatology?

Within dermatology, several specialist dermatological areas focus on niche aspects of skin health.

Medical dermatology 

Medical dermatology is the broadest type of dermatology, covering the diagnosis and treatment of all skin issues.

Cosmetic dermatology

Cosmetic dermatology improves the skin's appearance, treating skin complaints like wrinkles, eye bags, and dark spots.

Procedural dermatology

Procedural dermatology describes dermatological surgeries, like biopsies, Mohs surgery, wart and mole removal, and skin cancer removal.

Pediatric dermatology

Pediatric dermatology focuses on skin conditions in children. It may involve conditions that affect adults, but the treatments are individualized to suit a child's delicate skin.

Silicon Valley Dermatology welcomes patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. It offers state-of-the-art treatments incorporating the latest advances in evidence-based dermatological care.

When conditions can a dermatologist treat?

Dermatologists treat all conditions of the skin and also those relating to hair and nails. Schedule an appointment at Silicon Valley Dermatology if you experience any of the following: 

  • Acne
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Moles
  • Nail problems
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infection
  • Warts

Skin, hair, and nail issues can be a sign of problems with your general health. Never ignore changes in your dermatological wellness.

When should I see a dermatologist?

If you're at risk of developing skin cancer, you should see your dermatologist annually for regular checkups. If not, there's no need to see a dermatologist unless you have a skin health concern. Often, people visit the team at Silicon Valley Dermatology following a recommendation from their general practitioner.

Skin health is an area people often neglect. But monitoring and maintaining skin well-being can prevent more serious problems further along. Take the first steps to a healthier you when you partner with Silicon Valley Dermatology for affordable, beneficial skin care. Call today or request an appointment online.