- Diagnosis and treatment of medical skin conditions, such as acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, molluscum, hair loss and scalp disorders, nail conditions, rosacea, and rashes
- Skin cancer screenings and mole evaluations
- Skin biopsies to diagnose skin cancers, growths, and rashes with results interpreted by experienced board-certified dermatopathologists
Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the oil glands in the skin that results in comedones, pustules, and cysts. It usually occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States.
Age spots, sunspots, or lentigines, are benign flat brown spots that are caused by sun exposure. Age spots usually appear on the face, chest, and back of the hands. Prevention of further sun damage and photoaging by regular use of a sunblock is recommended.
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory disorder associated with dry, itchy skin and red rashes. Eczema is often linked to asthma and seasonal allergies. It usually begins during early childhood, often during the first year of life, with spontaneous remission later in life.
Molluscum contagiosum is a self-limited viral skin infection caused by a poxvirus and is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. Molluscum appears as skin-colored or white bumps with a characteristic central dimple and typically affects children or sexually active adults.
Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that involves a rapid production of skin cells that build up on the surface of the skin and form scales, patches and other unwanted symptoms. These patches usually develop on the scalp, elbows, hands, feet and genitals.
Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition. Rosacea appears on the skin of the face as areas of redness, episodic flushing, visible blood vessels, and small bumps similar to acne, and can affect a patient’s confidence and self-esteem as a result.
Sun exposure and fair complexion are risk factors for skin cancer. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Any non-healing unusual growth should be evaluated to rule out skin cancer.
Warts are a common condition that develops on different areas of the body as a result of infection by a type of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are several different types of warts, which may have a different appearance and tend to occur in different areas.