Acne is the most common skin condition that affects teenagers and adults into their 30’s and 40’s. We offer comprehensive acne treatment, which includes topical and oral medications.
Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. A cold sore typically presents as a red, swollen, blister-looking sore commonly found on the mouth or around the lips. It is estimated that over 50% of the population has the herpes simplex virus. Prompt treatment with oral antiviral medication can help resolve the lesion quicker and minimize discomfort and pain.
ECZEMA & RASHES
There are many causes of rashes that range from environmental factors to systemic disease causes. Irritant and allergic contact dermatitis are common types of rashes. Other less common and potentially severe rashes include lupus, drug eruptions, and systemic malignancy.
Uncontrollable sweating can have a profound effect on the quality of life. Regardless of whether you sweat in your armpits or your toes, several treatment options are available, including topical medications and Botox therapy.
HAIR LOSS & HAIR DISORDERS
Hair loss (alopecia) can be devastating to those who suffer from it. There are many types of hair loss disorders that affect both men and women as well as children and adults. A thorough exam may include laboratory studies and/or biopsy to uncover the cause and treat it successfully.
Recurrent cysts, boils, and abscesses in areas such as the armpits, lower abdomen, and inner thigh are signs you may have Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). Getting started on treatment is crucial to minimizing permanent scarring and disease progression.
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by group A Streptococcus and/or Staphylococcus aureus. Impetigo may look like “honey-colored” crusting or scabbing. The infection is contagious and spreads by skin-to-skin contact, so it is a good idea to seek treatment and avoid spreading the infection to self or others.
KELOIDS & SCARS
Scars are a normal part of the skin’s healing process after injury or surgical procedure. Some scars become larger and thicker than a “normal” scar and can be itchy or painful. Silicone pads, topical and injectable medications, and laser therapies can be used to alleviate discomfort, lighten pigment-associated pigment changes, and reduce the size and/or thickness of the scar.
Moles are one of the skin’s most common growths. Certain moles should be closely monitored, and some moles may need to be removed. We can show you how to do your skin exam at home and what to look for on your skin.
Molluscum is a viral growth common in childhood. Molluscum resolve on their own over time. However, they can also spread quickly and are contracted by skin-to-skin contact. Like viral warts, there are many available treatment options that are effective and pain-free.
It’s not just fungus! Dermoscopy, culture, biopsy, and laboratory studies are tools used to help determine the cause of nail issues. Skin cancers can occur around and under the nail, which is why we include nails in a full skin exam.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that can affect the skin, nails, and joints. Psoriasis treatment and management have expanded in the last 10-15 years to include topical medications, newer oral medications, and biologic therapies. Management of psoriatic disease is not a “one size fits all” and can be tailored to your personal health goals and needs.
RINGWORM & ATHLETES FOOT
Ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch are all fungal injections called “tinea.” Tinea can look red, scaly, or bumpy depending on where it is located and what type of fungus is causing it. Topical antifungal medication is often used to treat these rashes; however, oral antifungal medication is also used if the tinea persists.
Shingles is a virus that presents as an itchy, painful skin rash caused by the reactivated varicella-zoster virus. While it is more common for older adults to develop shingles, it can also affect teens and young adults. Prompt evaluation and treatment can help shorten its duration and minimize the pain and discomfort associated with this rash
Most skin cancers occur on sun-exposed areas such as the arms and face. However, melanoma can occur anywhere, such as under a nail or on your scalp. Full skin exams are a great way to monitor your skin and show you what to look for at home.
Warts are benign growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Various treatment options range from painless in-office procedures to prescription home treatments.