At the Dermatology Center of Acadiana, we treat adults and children for a range of medical skin issues. Our doctors are dermatology specialists, which means that their focus is on improving the general health and well-being of patients through the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the skin.
Your skin is the largest organ on your body. This means that it can be a reliable indicator of the body’s overall condition. Skin that is distressed may indicate the presence of a larger, more serious problem, and that’s why it’s important to develop a good relationship with board-certified dermatology specialists like our doctors.
The people of Lafayette and surrounding communities have trusted their skin to Drs. Dupree, Kennedy, and Penton for many years. Thanks to their expertise, dedication to continuing education and commitment to providing outstanding medical dermatology services, they have taken care of patients with everything from warts to skin cancer. Here is a sample of the many medical conditions that these dermatology specialists treat on a daily basis.
Lines, wrinkles, dry skin and uneven pigmentation are all signs of sun damage that are commonly seen in our Lafayette dermatology office. Many people mistakenly think that these symptoms are an unavoidable part of aging. The reality is that the better you protect your skin from harmful UV rays, the fewer of these problems you will have. From topical retinoids to deep chemical peels, many patients are pleasantly surprised by the diversity of treatment methods that are available. Laser applications may also be a sensible approach when it comes to reversing the signs of sun damage.
Although it is usually considered an adolescent affliction, the truth is that acne can strike at any age. Treating acne can be frustrating when it is not guided by knowledgeable dermatology specialists. In fact, many stubborn cases do not respond to over-the-counter treatments, making the intervention of a doctor indispensable. Your dermatologist may recommend topical treatments and prescription pills such as antibiotics. At our Lafayette dermatology practice, we also perform in-office procedures such as chemical peels and laser treatments.
This common skin condition manifests as redness or breakouts that may appear very similar to acne. Rosacea most commonly affects the face. However, some forms of the disease affect the eyes, causing redness or irritation. Fortunately, medical dermatology specialists have options when it comes to treating this condition. While there is no cure, the experienced practitioners at our office are skilled at treating rosacea through the use of a combination of topical treatments, oral prescriptions, laser applications, and dermabrasion.