Problems we Treat
Acne is an extremely common inflammatory condition of the skin. It is most commonly seen on the face, chest and back. While most often seen in adolescents, it can affect people of all ages from infants to adults. There are now a wide variety of prescription medications available to combat acne, from ointments to oral medications. See us today to develop a treatment regimen that is tailored to your skin.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that is characterized by varying degrees of redness and skin sensitivity. It is often times mixed with acne-like lesions, flushing and dilated blood vessels. Many things are known to trigger rosacea including stress, caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods and sunlight. Several medical treatment options exist to manage this chronic condition. We can help develop the right regimen; just for you.
Chronic sun damage to the skin over time can lead to the development of flat, brown spots called lentigines. While usually non-cancerous, there are products available to help improve the look of these over time. This includes the use of proper sunscreen as well as the application of prescription medications such as retinoids.
Excessive sweating affects both men and women of all ages. It is most commonly seen in the underarms, palms and soles of the feet. We can prescribe both topical and oral medications to help control this bothersome condition.
These crusty, warty skin growths often start to appear in both men and women after the age of 30 years. They come in a variety of colors from pink, to tan and dark brown. While non-cancerous, they can be itchy and bothersome. We can remove these lesions when necessary.
Eczema is a chronic, itchy skin condition that is mostly seen in kids; but can affect people of all ages. With proper skin care and prescription medical therapies, eczema can be effectively managed.
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that often appears as thickened, scaly, red plaques on various areas of the body. Thirty percent of people with psoriasis will also develop painful joints due to psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis has been a “hot topic” in medicine over the last several years. A number of successful treatments now exist to treat this chronic condition.
Melasma is a skin condition where tan to brown patches of skin develop in sun exposed areas. This is most commonly found on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip area. It is primarily seen in females who are pregnant or who are taking birth control; however it can also be seen in men. While there is no cure, we can help develop a plan to help you improve the look of your skin.
Moles can appear in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. If our providers feel that there are concerning features present, they will recommend a biopsy removal of the mole. Some moles can get irritated and inflamed due to size and/or location. These can be removed as well.
Dermatologists are often sought out to help determine the type of rash a patient has and what treatments are available to help manage or resolve the rash. Sometimes a biopsy is performed to help determine the diagnosis if it cannot be determined during the physical exam.
Alopecia is a broad term that encompasses a variety of hair loss conditions. Hair loss can be scarring and non-scarring. It can be caused by stress, inflammation of the skin, or autoimmune-type hair loss. A dermatologist can help figure out which type of hair loss the patient is experiencing as well as appropriate treatment options. A biopsy may be necessary. NOTE: MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES DO NOT COVER VISITS FOR HAIR LOSS. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO PAY IN FULL AT THE TIME OF SERVICE.
warts & molluscum
Warts and molluscum are both viral infections of the skin. It is seen in all ages, but is most commonly seen in children. We have a wide variety of treatments available to help treat both problems. There are times when a combination of treatments are needed; as some warts can be especially resistant to treatment.