A report released by research company IBISWorld in July of 2015 revealed an annual uptick of 2.9 percent in the dermatology industry over the last several years, a figure contributed to by a number of medical as well as cosmetic factors. The staff of Shelby Dermatology has watched this trend unfold for quite some time. In fact, spokesperson Dr. Bob Henderson recently announced the practice's 10th anniversary in the field. —
In regard to this milestone, Dr. Henderson stated, "We first opened our doors in 2006 to serve patients in Shelby County and the surrounding areas. Since that time, we've been treating the full array of medical skin conditions, both well known and obscure. We also offer Aesthetic Dermatology services catering to those who want to look younger, slimmer and more rejuvenated as well as patients suffering from varicose veins and other issues. Skin cancer falls within our realm of expertise as well. We've seen a surge in demand for all these services over the years."
Dermatitis alone is currently responsible for more than 9 million visits to dermatologists across the United States each year, making this the third most prominent skin condition in the nation. Eczema cases are likewise on an upward trend among America's youth with an average of 13 percent more children showing symptoms of this condition than only a decade ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts annual melanoma diagnoses will reach 112,000 by the year 2030 while other forms of skin cancer are also on the rise.
Demand for cosmetic dermatology reached an all-time high last year according to reports from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Botox injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels and non-surgical skin tightening topped the list of most highly sought-after procedures in this sector. Laser hair removal remains popular among both genders though more so for female patients. As members of Alabama's preferred dermatology group, Dermatologists of Birmingham, Shelby Dermatology offers cancer detection and treatment along with a full array of medical, surgical and aesthetic procedures.
Concluded Dr. Henderson, "We're proud to have spent the last 10 years helping those in our area with issues ranging from contact dermatitis and acne to skin cancer and autoimmune diseases. Cosmetic procedures are our most recently introduced services and include facials, Juvaderm, IPL and microneedling to name a few. Our goal has always been two-fold: to deliver excellent dermatology health care and foster congeniality among staff and patients. This won't change during the years to come despite the many advancements taking place in our field. We will remain dedicated to providing the highest possible level of care and look forward to what the future holds in store for our practice."
About Shelby Dermatology:
Established in 2006, Shelby Dermatology caters to the full spectrum of dermatology needs and is dedicated to providing the area's best patient care in a welcoming environment.
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