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General Dermatology

Dermatologic care is essential to promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. With locations in Houston, Rosenberg, Lake Jackson, Portland, Corpus Christi, Palacios, Columbus, Gonzales, Dallas, Mansfield, Beaumont, Bay City, New Braunfels, and San Antonio, Texas, Heights Dermatology provides comprehensive care for every dermatologic concern, from psoriasis to unwanted wrinkles. Call the Heights Dermatology location nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

What is general dermatology?

General dermatology is a medical specialty that focuses on protecting and improving your skin, hair, and nails. At Heights Dermatology, the board-certified dermatologists use evidence-based diagnostic tools and advanced treatments to prevent, diagnose, and treat various medical and cosmetic skin concerns.

What conditions does general dermatology treat?

The dermatologists at Heights Dermatology treat many common skin concerns, including:

Skin cancer

Skin cancer occurs when cells in the epidermis — the skin’s outermost layer — grow and multiply rapidly. While the most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), typically don’t metastasize to other body areas, they can.

The most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, can spread quickly. That’s why regular skin cancer screenings are critical for protecting your health.


Rosacea is a chronic condition that causes redness, inflammation, and visible blood vessels on the cheeks, nose, and chin. While there is no cure for rosacea, understanding the type you have, knowing your triggers, and following the right skin care regimen can reduce flare-ups.


Acne develops when the hair follicles in your skin clog with bacteria, dead skin cells, and sebum — an oily substance in your sebaceous glands. While acne is common during puberty and the teenage years, it can affect your skin well into adulthood.


Moles are skin growths that typically appear brown or black. Though some moles are cancerous, most are not. Some moles can turn into cosmetic concerns if they grow large enough.


Eczema is a chronic condition that causes red, itchy, scaly skin patches. This inflammatory disorder commonly develops on the elbows, arms, and behind the knees, but it can affect any part of your body.

Fine lines and wrinkles

As you age, your body loses the volume and collagen that keeps it tight and firm. The dermatologists at Heights Dermatology offer multiple cosmetic treatments to prevent and treat wrinkled skin.


Psoriasis occurs when skin cells multiply rapidly and cause red, inflamed patches of skin with silvery scales.

How often should I see a dermatologist?

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends visiting a dermatologist at least once a year for an annual skin cancer screening. Skin cancer screenings allow your dermatologist to identify concerning developments, such as an irregularly shaped mole, a new growth, or a non-healing sore.

Call Heights Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about general dermatology.