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General Dermatology

General Dermatology services offered in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, FL

Experts in general dermatology give you an accurate diagnosis and effective treatments for any medical problems you develop with your skin, hair, or nails. Associates in Dermatology has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, Florida, where board-certified dermatologists use advanced treatments to manage everything from eczema and psoriasis to skin cancer. Call your nearest Associates in Dermatology office today to learn more about general dermatology, or request a consultation online.

What is general dermatology?

General dermatology focuses on diagnosing and treating over 3,000 disorders relating to the skin, hair, and nails.

The experienced Associates in Dermatology team offers exceptional care for patients with a wide variety of conditions. They also provide expert skin care advice and offer medical-grade products such as Obagi® Medical, skinbetter science®, EltaMD®, SkinCeuticals, and RevitaLash®.

What conditions does general dermatology diagnose and treat?

Common problems covered by general dermatology include:

Skin cancer

Common skin cancers include slow-growing basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma is a faster-growing cancer that typically develops from moles. Associates in Dermatology specializes in identifying skin cancers and precancerous lesions.


Acne is a widespread problem, causing painful red pimples on the face and sometimes the body. It can affect anyone but is most common during adolescence.


Rashes could be an allergic reaction to something you touch (hives and contact dermatitis) or a symptom of an infection such as fifth disease, chickenpox, or measles.


Eczema is a long-term disorder where patches of skin become red, itchy, flaky, and scaly.

Hair loss

Hair loss could be related to the genes you inherit, environmental factors, or both.

Autoimmune skin diseases

Autoimmune disorders develop when your body’s immune system overreacts to healthy cells in specific areas of your body, killing them as it would harmful bacteria and viruses. Examples include psoriasis and alopecia areata.


Warts are small, hardened areas of skin caused by a viral infection.

Skin blemishes

Skin blemishes include skin tags, melasma, rosacea, moles and freckles, birthmarks, and acne scars.

Nail fungus

Fungal nails are discolored, thickened, and may eventually crumble.

In addition to treating adults, Associates in Dermatology offers expert pediatric dermatology services for children of all ages. The practice also provides comprehensive cosmetic dermatology.

What general dermatology treatments might I need?

The treatment your condition requires depends on its nature and severity, other health problems, and your preferences, but examples include:

  • Antibiotic, antifungal, and other medications
  • Medical-grade moisturizers
  • Ointments or creams
  • Medicated shampoos or lotions
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Antihistamines
  • Steroids
  • Cryotherapy (freezing)
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • XTRAC® laser phototherapy for psoriasis
  • Electrodesiccation and curettage
  • Excisional surgery
  • Mohs surgery

Some dermatology treatments are straightforward, while others require long-term or specialized care. Your dermatologist discusses your options so you can make an informed choice.

Call Associates in Dermatology to learn more about general dermatology services, or book an appointment online today.