Can Dermatologists Treat All Skin Types?

Sep 27, 2022
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Can Dermatologists Treat All Skin Types?

Every person’s skin is unique and should be treated as such. At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher is committed to helping patients in San Antonio and Live Oak, TX get the healthy, beautiful complexion they deserve regardless of skin type or tone. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most common skin conditions seen at our office and discuss the wide array of skin treatments and cosmetic services available to patients of all skin types.


What can a dermatologist treat?

From mild cosmetic concerns to severe skin cancers, qualified dermatologists specialize in treating conditions involving the skin, hair, nails, and scalp. Patients of all skin types are encouraged to undergo annual skin checks to evaluate for the presence of abnormalities or lesions suspicious of skin cancer, and patients with a history of skin cancer or skin cancer risk factors may require more frequent screenings. Additionally, patients with acute or chronic skin conditions or aesthetic concerns can visit a dermatologist for diagnosis, treatment, and care to restore their skin’s health and beauty. Some of the most common skin concerns and conditions treated by Dr. Boucher include:

  • Acne
  • Moles
  • Skin tags
  • Skin cancers
  • Rosacea
  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Warts
  • Melasma/hyperpigmentation
  • Cold sores
  • Dermatitis
  • Shingles
  • Scabies
  • Ringworm
  • Nail disorders
  • Hair loss


Following a thorough evaluation and review of your medical history, Dr. Boucher will recommend the most appropriate course of action based on your condition, symptoms, and other factors. In some cases, skin conditions can be cleared with oral or topical medications, while others may require surgery.


Are all skin treatments safe for dark skin tones?

Patients of all skin types and tones should establish a relationship with a dermatologist for general dermatology care. In many cases, patients are also interested in undergoing cosmetic treatments at their dermatology clinic, which helps to ensure the services are being performed by a qualified and experienced provider. While advancements in technology now make most cosmetic skin treatments safe for most skin tones, there are certain scenarios when a patient may not qualify for a particular cosmetic treatment.

For example, laser skin resurfacing is not recommended for patients with very dark skin tones. However, that doesn’t mean that patients with darker skin can’t enhance their complexion. During your initial consultation for aesthetic skin services in the San Antonio area, our knowledgeable team will evaluate your skin, discuss your specific concerns and goals, and recommend a customized treatment plan that will be safe and effective for your skin type. Some of the most popular cosmetic skin rejuvenation services performed at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic include:

  • Chemical peels
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microneedling and RF microneedling
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Laser hair removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • PRP therapy


No matter the type, tone, or condition of your skin, our dedicated team can help find the treatment that’s right for you.


Give your skin the care it deserves with cosmetic and medical dermatology in San Antonio, TX

If you’re unsure which skin treatments are safe for your skin type, or if you have concerns about the condition of your skin, we can help. Take the first step toward healthier, more radiant skin today by calling Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic – with convenient locations in Live Oak and San Antonio, TX – to schedule your private consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher.