Mole screenings are critical for early detection of skin cancer and other conditions. It is a quick, painless procedure where the physician fully inspects the skin for suspicious growths. If you find a mole exhibiting any of the following characteristics, call to see a trained medical professional immediately.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease which presents itself as thickened, red areas of skin covered with silvery scales. It can occur in concentrated areas or all over the body and may affect joints, nails, and mucous membranes. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, two out of every hundred people have psoriasis (4-5 million people) and 150,000 new cases occur each year.
Acne can occur in any age group. It occurs when pores become clogged, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts or nodules. These can occur anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Early treatment of acne is critical to prevent long term scarring.
Warts are raised, rough bumps that are usually flesh-colored and can occur in multiple areas of the body. Warts are caused by the papilloma virus. Treatments includes freezing (liquid nitrogen therapy) and application of topical substances such salicylic acid, lactic acid or cantharidin. Treatment is based on examining the wart and determining the optimal treatment.
Rosacea causes redness and bumps on the face that often looks like acne. A person who has rosacea may think they suddenly have a tendency to flush or blush easily. This blushing may turn into persistent redness in the center of the face. As rosacea intensifies, small blood vessels and small pimples appear around the reddened area which may need to be treated with lasers.
Nail conditions can include a variety of diagnoses including nail fungus, ingrown toe nails, bacterial injections, tumors/warts.
OTHER SKIN ISSUES
Many conditions can affect the hair including loss of hair in both males and females. Hair disorders can present in a variety of ways including loss of hair in both males and females, alopecia areata, etc.
Eczema is a commong skin conditions seen commonly in children but also in adults. It presents as dry and scaly patches on the skin. These can be very itchy. Treatments can include various topical products to help alleviate the much of the discomfort.
We are committed to provide comprehensive and complete skin care to our patients. Skin issues present in a variety of ways and we should be able to provide the care needed to help improve the health of your skin.