Dermatology is the study of skin and skin appendages, including hair, nails, sweat glands, and mucous membranes. At Skin MD, our board-certified dermatologists treat patients of all ages, and through their extensive training, are equipped to diagnose and treat any of the more than 3000 diseases that can affect the skin, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rashes. Although many other health care providers dabble in skincare, dermatologists are uniquely qualified from years of formal specialty training during dermatology residency. Dermatologists must demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of skin disease to become certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Why trust anyone but the skin experts to care for the largest organ of your body? Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer today, affecting 1 in 5 Americans. Insist on a board-certified dermatologist for your skin cancer checks and other skincare needs. For more information about many of the conditions we treat, see below.