Dermatologists are physicians with specialty training in diagnosis, surgery and treatment of the skin, hair, and nails. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is an extremely important defense against infections and the environment. We are committed to providing you with high quality care in a pleasant and professional atmosphere. We know that your skin concerns are personal and unique. We will work with you to find the right treatment for your condition and make tailored recommendations to keep your skin healthy.
Acne is caused by a combination of bacteria, hormones and clogged pores. Teenage and Adult acne can make you self-conscious and can cause scarring. There are many treatments options available for acne. With proper treatment most patients can become clear or nearly clear of their acne. Treatments must be appropriately tailored to control acne and minimize the risk of side effects from treatment.
Eczema is a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic itchy rashes. Symptoms vary from person to person but often includes dry, red, itchy areas on the skin which break out in rashes when scratched. About 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, including 10-20 percent of all infants.
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face and may affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest, back and or eyes. Symptoms range from red pimples, lines and visible blood vessels to dry or burning skin and a tendency to flush easily. Although it can affect anyone, rosacea typically appears in light-skinned, light haired adults aged 30-50.
Psoriasis is a group of chronic skin disorders that cause itchy and/or burning, scaling and crusting of the skin. The most commonly affected areas are the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet and genitals. Psoriasis can be treated successfully, sometimes for months or years at a time and occasionally even permanently. Treatment depends on the type, severity and location of psoriasis; the patient’s age, medical history and life.
The ABCD Rule for observing M oles and Pigmented Lesions.
Assymetry: One half of the mole should look like the other.
Borders: Normal moles are well-defined and regular. A suspicious mole may have notched or have irregular borders.
Colors: The color should be uniform. Â Abnormal moles have shades of different colors: tan, black, red, white or blue.
Diameter: Normal moles are usually smaller than the end of a pencil eraser or a standard hole puncher in a piece of notebook paper; roughly 6mm or 1/4 inch.
Other Signs To Watch For: Oozing and bleeding ; a change in elevation such as a sudden increase in height or a bump that appears on a mole.