General Dermatology

Providing General Dermatology Care For Patients of all Ages

When you are looking for a dermatologist in Sun City Center, contact us at Hightower Dermatology. Our board certified dermatologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of general dermatology medical and skin conditions. As skin care specialists, we understand there are many different skin conditions with varying symptoms people can experience. While some conditions only cause mild symptoms, others can cause more severe symptoms which can affect an individual’s everyday life. At Hightower Dermatology, our highly skilled medical professionals have the expertise and resources to treat your skin from head to toe. We also provide same day appointments so you can get the care you need as quickly as possible. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

Who Should See a Dermatologist?

When it comes to your skin, there are a variety of different conditions one may develop. For example, many babies and children struggle with eczema and dry skin. Teenagers often battle acne and oily skin. Even adults can face a variety of skin conditions especially as the skin ages. With this being said, there are no restrictions on who should see a dermatologist. In fact, we recommend that everyone should see a dermatologist at some point in their lives. Regular skin check-ups can often catch early signs of any severe skin conditions including skin cancer. If you are experiencing symptoms such as redness, itching, pus, or pain, it is also a good idea to have your condition diagnosed by a professional dermatologist.

We Treat a Variety of General Dermatology Skin Conditions

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the oil glands within the skin open and become plugged with oil and dead skin cells resulting in whiteheads, blackheads or pimples.

Dry Skin
Dry skin, officially known as xerosis, is a skin condition which can cause itching, redness, flaking, peeling, cracking and other uncomfortable symptoms.

Eczema is a chronic skin condition in which the skin becomes red and itchy. Eczema may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.

Genital Warts
Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. They are transmitted sexually – either through intercourse or oral sex.

Hives is a skin condition in which welts appear on the skin, occurring individually or clustering together to form one large welt.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis is skin condition which causes excessive sweating that’s not necessarily related to heat or exercise. Hyperhidrosis can cause disruption to normal daily activities, as well as, social anxiety and embarrassment.

Moles are a common type of skin growth which appear as small, dark brown spots. Monitoring moles and other pigmented patches is an important step in detecting skin cancer.

Rosacea is a common skin disease which causes redness in the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin areas.

Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite that live and feed within the skin.

Skin Cancer
Skin cancer can affect all skin types. Although skin cancer most commonly develops in areas which are exposed to the sun, it is still possible to develop skin cancer in areas that rarely see the light of day.