Skin Conditions We Treat
Acne is a common skin condition affecting our teenage and adult patients. Early treatment of acne is important to prevent the development or worsening of acne scars.
Acne treatment options include prescription-strength medications, including topical treatments, antibiotics, spironolactone or isotretinoin. Your dermatologist will recommend an acne treatment plan based on several factors, including the severity of acne, its location, presence of acne scars, and your response to previous acne medications. Learn more about acne treatment.
Eczema is a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation. Learn more about eczema treatment
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes inflamed areas of thickened skin. There are several types of psoriasis with plaque psoriasis being the most common.
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are effective psoriasis treatments that can help bring psoriasis under control. Psoriasis medications include those applied to the skin (topical corticosteroids, vitamin D derivatives, and topical retinoids) and those taken by mouth.
Your dermatologist will recommend a treatment based on the type of psoriasis, its location, severity, medical co-morbidities and your response to previous treatments.
A wart is a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus. Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer (epidermis). Read more about wart treatment.
Rosacea is a common skin disorder that causes redness and acne-like bumps on the face. There are four subtypes of rosacea that describe the changes to the skin. Rosacea subtype 1 describes the flushing and facial redness that may appear. Rosacea subtype 2 (papulopustular rosacea) describes the bumps and pimples that may develop. People with rosacea can have more than one rosacea subtype at the same time.
Hives and allergic reactions
Hives are a rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely, sometimes with dangerous swelling, caused by an allergic reaction, typically to specific foods.
Skin cancers and precancer conditions
Skin Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the two major forms of “non-melanoma” skin cancer. We strongly recommend the regular use of sunscreens and sun avoidance measures to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
Regular skin self-exams are also important for monitoring changes to your skin. Contact us if you find a skin lesion that is concerning to you.
We perform approximately 2000 surgical procedures yearly and include:
Skin Biopsies for diagnosis
Various procedures for skin cancer