Customized approach from prevention to treatment a cornerstone of general dermatology

Your skin plays many roles. It protects other tissues and organs from dangerous bacteria and infections. Sweat glands keep you from overheating when it’s hot outside or during vigorous exercise. The skin is even the main source of beneficial Vitamin D, which is produced when the sun’s energy interacts with a chemical in your skin.

Your skin is also highly visible. Taking these features and functions into account, dermatologists can make a big difference in your overall health. Holistic health takes into account not only how your body functions and how you feel generally, but your state of mind. Since it’s hard to hide your skin, when you are unhappy about acne and other conditions it can have a negative effect on your mood and self-esteem.

General dermatology

It doesn’t get more “general” than a specialist equipped with the knowledge and technologies to diagnose and treat more than 3,000 diseases affecting the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes lining the mouth, nose, and eyelids.

Dermatologists such as Dr. Arta Farshidi treat common conditions, including:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Precancerous lesions
  • Skin cancers
  • Warts
  • Moles
  • Spider veins

Many of these conditions can have a negative effect on your general health. Some of these health effects are more obvious than others. The intense itching associated with eczema can damage the skin and promote infection. It can keep you up at night, which negatively affects the quality of your life.

Since these wide-ranging conditions affect a visible part of the body, there are also significant cosmetic implications associated with many skin problems.

Cosmetic dermatology

Many dermatologists are trained in cosmetic dermatology, which is treatment driven by a patient’s need to improve his or her appearance rather than the treatment of disease. Concerns such as freckles and wrinkles are not harmful to your health, but they may be an unwanted feature of your face or body.

Treatments such as laser therapy, chemical peels, dermal fillers, and Botox can improve the appearance of these and other cosmetic problems.


Generally, the products and procedures available at Arta Dermatology fall into one of 4 categories:

  • Prevention
  • Diagnostics
  • Management
  • Treatment

The best scar, wrinkle, brown spot or rash is the one that never develops in the first place. Dr. Arta Farshidi will customize preventive products and regimens to your skin type, condition, concerns, and goals.

If skin-related problems are actively disrupting your life, Dr. Farshidi will diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Depending on the cause, medications may be prescribed to prevent and manage flare-ups. Many of the cosmetic procedures mentioned above can also be applied to the side effects of skin conditions such as acne. Dr. Farshidi also offers a number of minimally-invasive surgical procedures to get you looking and feeling your best.

To discuss all general dermatology has to offer, call (949) 531-7111 for a consultation with Dr. Farshidi.


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