Forest Hills and Queens, New York Dermatologist
At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology of Queens, New York, our doctors are committed to improving overall health of our patients as well as making them look and feel their best. We specialize in treatment of multiple skin, hair and nail disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, and offer skin cancer screening to all of our patients. In addition we provide treatments geared towards cosmetic enhancement of appearance. We encourage you to ask questions so you can make an educated decision about your skin care.
Skin is the largest, and the most visible organ of the body. It protects the body from the environment, regulates temperature, and wards off infections. The skin is also one of the most important components of an individual's physical appearance. This is why individuals with skin disorders can experience considerable psychosocial rejection, leading to severe social impact on their lives.
Because skin is an external organ it is exposed to multiple harmful substances in the environment. Chronic sun damage can lead to aging appearance of the skin and development of skin cancers, which is the most common form of cancer in humans. Skin can also show signs of internal diseases such as internal cancers, kidney or liver problems.