DERMATOLOGY

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, making it crucial to keep it healthy and well-maintained. It serves as a protective barrier from the outside world; preventing infections, disease, and potential internal damage. Our board-certified physicians are specially trained in the field of medical dermatology to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment. We take great pride in offering the latest advances available to treat all skin disorders. You can find information on all of our medical dermatology services below.




DERMATOLOGY

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, making it crucial to keep it healthy and well-maintained. Its serves as a protective barrier from the outside world; preventing infections, disease, and potential internal damage. Our board-certified physicians are specially trained in the field of medical dermatology to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment. We take great pride in offering the latest advances available to treat all skin disorders. You can find information on all of our medical dermatology services below.




Acne

Acne is a very common skin condition characterized by blemishes (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots (pimples). Acne occurs when oil glands on the skin become clogged by dead skin cells and excess oil. It usually starts at puberty and varies in severity, from a few spots on the face, forehead, upper back, shoulders and chest.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a general term for sudden hair loss. It starts with one or more coin-sized, circular, bald, patches that may overlap on the scalp. Alopecia Areata can occur at any age, and doctors are unable to predict how much hair will be lost. Hair regrowth typically occurs over a period of months or sometimes years, but is not guaranteed.

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)

Basal Cell Carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells. BCC is a non-melanoma skin cancer that sometimes resembles skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. The most common cause of BCC is too much exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun or from tanning beds.

Bowen's Disease

Bowen’s Disease is a growth of cancerous cells confined to the outer layer of the skin. The main sign of Bowen’s Disease is a red, scaly patch on the skin that is slow-growing. Bowen’s is also referred to as intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis is a skin rash caused by contact with a certain irritant or substance. The skin is triggered by the contact and becomes red and inflammed.

Darier's Disease

Darier’s Disease is a rare inherited skin condition, characterized by wart-like blemishes on the body. The blemishes are usually yellow and brown, and are commonly found on the scalp, forehead, upper arms, chest, back, knees, elbows and behind the ears.

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP)

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP) is an uncommon skin condition that leads to reddish-brown scaly spots along the skin. DSAP is characterized by multiple dry and scaly rings, each measuring up to 1 cm across. The forearms and legs are common areas where DSAP will occur. Excessive sun exposure can cause the skin to thicken, leading to this skin condition.

Eczema

Eczema is an itchy inflammatory condition of the skin. Eczema is a term used to described changes in the upper layer of the skin that include blistering, redness, oozing, itching, scaling, thickening, and sometimes pigmentation. Skin will typically itch before a rash appears.

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EB)

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex is a rare inherited skin disorder that causes the skin to become very fragile and blister easily. EB is the most troublesome during warm weather conditions, and the blisters are commonly found along the palms and soles, although they occasionally arise in the mouth.

Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP)

Erythropoietic Protoporphyria is a rare inherited metabolic disorder that arises from a deficiency in the enzyme ferrochelatase. EPP is a form of porphyria, which can vary in severity and be very painful. EPP often leads to a sensitivity to sunlight.

Fungal Infections of the nails

Fungal Infections of the nails are extremely common and begin with a white or yellow spot under the tip of a fingernail or toenail. Nail fungus can lead to Onychomycosis, which is characterized by the brittle and ragged appearance of the nail.

Herpes Simplex

Herpes Simplex is an infection of the skin that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Herpes can be caused by direct skin-to-skin contact, mouth contact, or sexual contact with someone who has the virus. This can cause cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and on the face.

Hidradenitis Suppurative

Hidradenitis Suppurative is a chronic and stubborn disease characterized by lumps and inflammation in places such as the armpits or groin. This condition often includes painful marble-sized lumps under the skin which tend to enlarge and drain pus.

Hirsutism

Hirsutism is a condition when a woman grows unwanted facial or body hair that mimics a pattern seen normally in men. Hirsutism can cause women to grow hair on parts of their bodies where hair is normally absent or minimal, such as on the chin, chest, face, or body.

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a common disorder that causes excessive sweating on the whole body, underarms, or palms and soles of the feet. Hyperhidrosis is not related to heat or exercise, but instead, it is caused by overactive sweat glands.

Ichthyosis

Ichthyosis is a continual and widespread skin disorder characterized by dry, scaly, or thick skin. It may be inherited or acquired during life, although inherited forms are rare. Acquired ichthyosis can develop at any age due to a number of medical problems, such as kidney disease.

Impetigo

Impetigo is the most common bacterial skin infection on the surface of the skin, often seen in young children. Impetigo is highly contagious, and is characterized by red sores on the face, especially around the nose and mouth.

Keloids

A Keloid is a special type of raised scar that grows too much and can become larger than the original wound. They occur where the skin has healed after an injury.

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is a very common and harmless skin condition that causes rough patches and small bumps on the skin. Keratosis Pilaris is usually seen on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks, or buttocks, and makes the skin feel like sandpaper.

Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a common, itchy, and non-infections rash that affects the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. The rash is made up of shiny, slightly raised, purple and red spots. Lichen Planus occurs when the immune system accidently attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes.

Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus is an uncommon condition that causes thin white patches to appear on the skin. They can appear anywhere, but are most often seen in the genital areas. This condition occurs primarily in girls who haven’t started menstruating as well as postmenopausal women.

Melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It can appear on or or near a mole, and even on skin that looks normal. Melanoma occurs when the pigment-producing cells that give color to the skin become cancerous. If it is treated early, the outlook is usually good.

Melasma

Melasma is a common skin condition for adults, causing light to dark brown (or greyish) patches appear on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin and upper lip. It can also appear on other parts of the body that get frequent sun exposure.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is used to treat common skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and some forms of melanoma. This procedure involves removing thin layers of skin that contain cancerous cells to be examined until only cancer-free tissues are left remaining.

Pemphigus Vulgaris

Pemphigus Vulgaris is a rare autoimmune disease that causes intense blistering on the skin and mucous membranes linings, such as the mouth, nose, throat, and genitals. The blisters have thin roofs that can break easily and cause extreme pain.

Pityriasis Lichenoides

Pityriasis Lichenoides is an uncommon skin disease that causes a scaly rash, and is made up of several small, bumpy areas. The bumps tend to come in groups, however, it is not contagious.

Polymorphic Light Eruption (PLE)

Polymorphic Light Eruption is a rash that appears after exposure to light. The rash can appear in the form of small red bumps, large red areas, or blisters. PLE is common and shows up one or two days after sun exposure.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease that can appear at any age, and tends to come and go unpredictably. Psoriasis is caused when skin cells build up and form dry, itchy patches. It does not scar the skin, although sometimes it can cause a temporary increase or reduction in skin pigmentation.

Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG)

Pyoderma Gangrenosum is a rare inflammatory skin disorder that is characterized by small, red, bumps or blisters that eventually erode to form skin ulcers. PG cannot be transferred and usually occurs in young and middle-aged adults.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a common rash that often begins when individuals develop a tendency to blush more than others. The redness can slowly spread to central parts of the face causing small, inflamed, red bumps and pus spots.

Scabies

Scabies is a common skin condition caused by human scabies mites. Scabies are usually picked up by direct skin-to-skin contact with someone who has scabies. Scabies can rarely be caught from contact with infected clothing or bedding. The infestation leads to constant inching and a red rash caused by burrowing mites.

Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles can occur anywhere on the body, and often appears as a strips of blisters that wrap around the torso.

Sweet’s Syndrome

Sweet’s Syndrome is an uncommon skin disorder characterized by a fever and the appearance of painful, tender, red, lumps on the skin. The lesions most commonly occur on the neck, torso, arms, and head.

Urticaria

Urticaria is also known as hives, and consists of a pink or white rash, triggered by a reaction to food, medicine, or other irritants.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a common condition in which areas of the skin lose their normal pigment, causing white blotches. Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells die or stop making melanin (the pigment that gives you color).