Take care of your skin with sports dermatology services in New York
When you think of sports-related health issues, skin problems are likely not one of the first things that come to mind. However, a variety of skin conditions can result from playing sports either recreationally or professionally, and having a dermatologist that you can trust to help you take care of your skin is essential. At SkinProvement Dermatology New York, Dr. Stephen Comite provides sports dermatology services for athletes of all levels to protect their skin and treat sports-related skin conditions as they arise.
Common skin issues in athletes
Skin problems can arise in athletes due to a number of factors, including a higher propensity for injuries, time spent in the sun, and close contact with other players. Some of the more common sports-related dermatological issues we see and treat at SkinProvement Dermatology New York include:
- Injuries that have caused skin wounds or scarring
- Acne outbreaks, which can be exacerbated by certain sports equipment
- Herpes simplex virus infection due to increased sun exposure
- Tinea versicolor rash
- Molluscum contagiosum due to skin-to-skin contact between athletes
- Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)
Expertise in athletic skin care
When you are an athlete, it is vital to work with a dermatologist who has a deep understanding of how to best care for your skin. In addition to knowing how medications and treatments may impact your athletic performance and being able to anticipate issues and preventatively treat them before they arise, successfully providing dermatological skin care for athletes requires a special skill set and in-depth knowledge of the specific challenges common to athletes. Dr. Stephen Comite has worked with many athletes, ranging from amateur to professional baseball and basketball players to dancers, boxers, and wrestlers. In addition to consulting with local college athletic programs, Dr. Comite has lectured at prestigious hospitals on the topic of sports dermatology and authored a book chapter on sports dermatology of the foot and ankle.
As an athlete, your physical health is one of your greatest assets, and keeping your skin healthy is an important part of maintaining your overall vitality and well-being. To schedule your appointment at SkinProvement Dermatology New York, call us today at (212) 933-9490.
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