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Dermatology is a medical specialty. Dermatologists are medical doctors who have had special training in the care of skin, scalp, hair and nails. Aspects of treatment can range from guidance on how to keep normal skin healthy and cosmetics services to deal with unwanted lines and wrinkles, to diagnosis and medical procedures for skin diseases.
Common skin disorders include:
Neurotoxin injections (Botox and Dysport) help fix fine and deeper lines on the forehead, frown area and crows feet.
Hyaluronic Acid Injectable Fillers (Restylane and Juvederm) help with deeper lines and areas of volume loss associated with normal aging, sun damage, and weight loss.
Microneedling (Dermapen) is used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, photodamage, stretch marks, old scars (surgical, burns, etc), acne scars. Using this minimally invasive technique with the goal to stimulate the skin, soften, correct and improve any of the above issues.
Katherine Wright is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in dermatology at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She attended Montana State University and received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Seattle University. She is currently providing care to adults and children with all types of skin conditions including skin cancer, acne, cysts, lesions and rashes.