Are you looking for a dermatologist that is accepting patients near Kingwood? Wellspire Medical Group can help you! We are a state of the art medical group located in Northeast Houston area that puts our patient’s needs first. We proudly have board -certified dermatologist Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama, MD, MBA on our staff.
Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Founding Member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. She is also a proud Houstonian and Texan. Dr. Ikpeama grew up in Friendswood, TX. She graduated summa cum laude from both Clear Brook High School and Texas Tech University. She matriculated to Texas Tech Medical School, where she was inducted into the illustrious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She graduated with a dual degree in medicine and health administration. She then trained at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX where she served as Chief Resident in dermatology.Dr. Ikpeama won the 2017-2018 Outstanding UTMB Resident Award, a significant honor given to the most accomplished resident physician at UTMB. While at UTMB, Dr. Ikpeama was voted as a Rising Derm Star at the 2018 Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference. She was given an international travel grant from the American Academy of Dermatology and attended the 2017 British Association of Dermatology association meeting in Liverpool, UK. She also served as a member-at-large in the UTMB Chief Resident Association. She published research and was an author on over twelve podium and poster case reports at state and national dermatology meetings.
What Do Dermatologists Do?
According to Healthline: A dermatologist’s work can typically be divided into three key areas. These include:
Medical: A dermatologist can diagnose and treat conditions that affect your skin. This includes conditions like plaque psoriasis, rosacea, and acne. A dermatologist can also identify symptoms on your skin that could be signs of other health conditions. For example, itchy, dry skin can sometimes indicate problems with your kidneys.
Surgery: Many dermatologists do minor surgery, like removing moles or warts or doing skin biopsies. Other dermatologists will specialize in more extensive surgery. These procedures can include removing benign cysts or skin cancer.
Cosmetic: A dermatologist can treat skin issues that affect your appearance. This may include hair loss, dark spots, or wrinkles. Many dermatologists are trained to administer cosmetic treatments, too. These include fillers, chemical peels, and laser hair removal.
What Common Conditions Do Dermatologists Provide?
Dermatologists are able to provide care for thousands of different conditions that affect your skin, hair, or nails. Some of the most common conditions include:
Mild to Severe Acne: Mild to severe acne can be harsh on the skin leading to longterm damage to the surface of the affected area. Working with a board-certified dermatologist can help patients find treatments to reduce or remove the acne they are living with. Treatment may include topical medication, over the counter prescriptions, or in-office skin treatments. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama in Northeast Houston to put your acne problems in the past.
Skin Cancer: Skin cancer is a serious condition that can appear in any location on the body. Working with a dermatologist can help you to identify and treat this condition. Once the skin cancer has been removed your doctor will continue to provide long term care to ensure that it does not return.
Dermatitis: Dermatitis is an umbrella term that includes a variety of skin conditions that can lead to inflammation and irritation. This may include eczema, cradle cap, allergic reactions, and more.
Infections: Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even parasites can impact the health of your skin, leading to a wide range of different skin infections. Working with an experienced dermatologist can help to diagnose the cause of infections and create a treatment plan that helps your specific condition.
What types of procedures do dermatologist perform?
According to Healthline: Dermatologists can perform a wide variety of procedures, from minor ones like skin tag removal to more involved ones, like skin cancer surgery.
Some procedures that dermatologists regularly do include:
Biopsies: A dermatologist can perform different types of biopsy procedures to diagnose or rule out skin cancer or other conditions.
Laser therapy: Laser therapy treatments may be used to remove warts, moles, sun spots, tattoos, acne scars, blemishes, wrinkles, or unwanted hair.
Surgical excision: A dermatologist may perform a surgical excision to remove growths like moles, skin tags, and lesions. This is usually done with local anesthesia so you don’t feel pain.
Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is a unique treatment that involves controlled exposure to extremely cold temperatures. It can be used to treat skin conditions like warts, skin tags, and some tumors.
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is a procedure that helps treat spider and varicose veins. It involves injecting chemicals into damaged veins which help to diminish the appearance of these types of veins.
Mohs surgery: This type of skin cancer surgery removes thin layers of tissue around a tumor. Between each removal, the doctor examines the skin for signs of additional cancer cells. When no more cancer cells are found, they stop removing tissue.
Chemical peels: Chemical peels remove damaged skin. Peels can help rejuvenate new skin and reduce signs of aging.
Cosmetic injections: A dermatologist can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin by injecting Botox or fillers during an office visit.
Dermabrasion: This exfoliating technique can reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots, acne scars, and precancerous skin patches.
Tumescent liposuction: Dermatologists use liposuction to remove unwanted fat from targeted areas of your body.
Can A Dermatologist Treat Children?
Dermatologists see patients of all ages to treat skin conditions and skin diseases. Most commonly, unless there is a serious medical condition or concern such as skin cancer, it is recommended to bring your child to the dermatologist between the ages of 12-15.
The most common concerns that bring minors into the dermatologist are acne and rashes. While most young teens will experience mild acne, some will be affected by more severe and stubborn acne that can lead to skin damage and may impact self esteem. Rashes that are persistent or painful should be seen by a primary care provider who may refer the patients to a dermatologist to determine the cause and provide treatment.
Wellspire Medical Group in Humble, TX
Whether you have a medical concern you want to address with a physician or are seeking long-term management and care for a condition you already have been diagnosed with, Wellspire is here for you. We believe every patient deserves a treatment plan that works for their specific needs and lifestyle. At the first sign of an issue, come into one of our two medical facilities. If you do not have an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you at one of our locations. Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as the Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
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