The skin is your largest organ and the first line of defense against disease and infection as it is your barrier to the outside world, making it one of the most vulnerable organs of the body. Though seldom life threatening, skin disorders can have a profound impact on the quality of life. They can be uncomfortable and may cause chronic disabilities. In addition, because the skin is so visible, skin disorders can be so disfiguring that they may lead to psychological stress.
At the Dermatological Center for Skin Health at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, we assess your situation carefully and discuss your concerns thoroughly, so that we can also more accurately treat the disorder and you as a whole person.
Typical skin disorders include:
- Contact allergies
For more detailed information about specific skin disorders, please click the health tools link on our site for a library of information and treatment options.
If you have questions or concerns about a skin disorder, please call our office for an appointment at 310-449-5265.