Common Conditions We Treat
We care for rare and complex dermatologic diseases, as well as common conditions affecting the hair, skin, and nails. Some common conditions we treat include:
Acne usually starts in the early teens with plugged pores on the face. As the condition progresses, pimples and larger cystic nodules can develop over the face, back and chest.
A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Rashes can often be a symptom of a medical condition.
Moles are a common type of skin growth. They often appear as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigmented cells. Some moles can be a sign of other more serious conditions.
Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches on the scalp, torso, and extremities in approximately 3% of the population. 30% of patients with psoriasis have a positive family history and 10-20% have co-existent psoriatic arthritis.
Rosacea occurs in adults and starts as “easy blushing” or persistent facial redness. In severe cases, if left untreated, rhinophyma (a distinct growth of the nose) can develop.
Approximately 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The principal risk for skin cancer is life long over exposure to the sun. Regular skin examination by a board-certified dermatologist allows recognition of skin cancers when they are small and easily cured by a minor surgical excision.
Based on your personal history and results, skin exams are typically done on an annual basis and take just 20 minutes. Your first visit may take a bit longer, as your doctor will also discuss your skin cancer risk factors and medical history.