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 (pores) on the skin become clogged with 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 that starts with one or more coin-sized, circular, bald, patch that may overlap on the scalp. Alopecia Areata can occur at any age and it is not predictable on how much hair will be lost. Hair regrowth is usual 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 and sometimes resembles skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. The commonest cause 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 that is confined to the outer layer of the skin. Bowen’s disease itself isn’t usually serious. The main sign 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 makes the skin red or inflamed.

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 the most common sites are the scalp, forehead, upper arms, chest, back, knees, elbows and behind the ear.

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP)

DSAP is an uncommon skin condition that leads to reddish-brown scaly spots. DSAP is manifested by multiple, dry, scaly, rings, each measuring up to 1 cm across. Common sites for DSAP are the forearms and legs and it occurs by excessive sun exposure causing the skin to thicken.

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 in eczema.

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EB)

Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex is a rare inherited skin disorder which causes the skin to be very fragile and to blister easy. EB simplex is the most troublesome during warm weather and the blisters are most commonly found in the palms and soles, although 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 varies in severity and can be very painful. EPP leads to a sensitivity to sunlight.

Fungal Infections of the nails

Fungal Infections of the nails- a nail fungus causing thick, brittle, crumbly, or ragged nails, also known as Onychomycosis. Nail fungus is a common condition that begins with a white or yellow spot under the tip of a fingernail or toenail.

Herpes Simplex

Herpes Simplex is an infection of the skin that is caused by a herpes simplex virus. Herpes can be caught from another person after direct skin-to-skin contact, mouth contact, or sexual contact. This can generally cause cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and on the face.

Hidradenitis Suppurative

Hidradenitis Suppurative is a chronic and stubborn disease featuring lumps and inflammation in places such as the armpits or groin. The condition features pea to marble-sized lumps under the skin that can be painful and tend to enlarge and drain pus.

Hirsutism

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

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a common disorder of excessive sweating that can affect the whole body, underarms, or palms and soles of the feet. Hyperhidrosis is not necessarily related to heat or exercise, but overactive sweat glands.

Ichthyosis

Ichthyosis is a continual and widespread skin disorder characterized by dry, scaly, or thickened 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 seen in young children. Impetigo is highly contagious and red sores usually appear on the face, especially around the child’s nose and mouth.

Keloid

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 making skin feel like sandpaper.

Lichen Planus

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

Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus is a uncommon condition that causes thin, white patches of skin to appear on the skin. It can appear anywhere, but is most seen in the genital areas. This condition occurs primarily in girls who haven’t started menstruating or in postmenopausal women.

Melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer that can come up in or near a mole, but also appear 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 where 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 above their upper lip. It can also appear on other parts of the body that get more 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 to the skin and to 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 disease to the skin that causes a scaly rash and is made up of small bumpy areas. The pink 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 small red bumps, larger red areas, or blisters. PLE is common and shows up one to 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 scales of 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 with a tendency to blush more easily 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 very itchy skin condition caused by human scabies mites. Scabies are usually picked up by direct skin-to-skin contact with someone who already had scabies and only rarely by infected clothing or bedding. The infestation leads to constant inching and an angry rash due to the burrowing mite.

Shingles

Shingles is a painful blistering rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles can occur anywhere on the body, but it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps 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 the hives, 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 skin lose their normal pigment cause white in blotches. Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells die or stop making melanin. The pigment that gives you color.