The Areas Most Experienced Dermatology Associates
General Dermatology Services
Physicians who specialize in dermatology are experts of the largest organ in the human body – the skin. With training in anatomy, function, surgery and pathology of the skin, dermatologists are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the skin.
Common skin conditions we care for include:
We are constantly educating our patients about skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, afflicting one out of every seven Americans each year. Ultraviolet light from the sun is the most common cause of skin cancer. Therefore, everyone should have a complete skin exam at least once a year by a dermatologist. Those who have a history of skin cancer should be examined more frequently.
Once considered a sign on vanity, caring for one’s hair is of great importance to many individuals and hair loss, in many cases, can be devastating. Hair loss may be a sign of underlying disease or may be completely normal – either way, many treatment options now exist to help keep the hair you have and re-grow what you’ve lost!
Acne is the “bread & butter” of dermatology and is so common that many people consider it normal and simply “live with it”. What isn’t often discussed is the psychosocial impact it plays on the lives of teenagers and adults alike. Modern technology now offers so many effective treatment options that most acne patients can see significant improvements in just a few short weeks!
Rosacea is a papular, red rash that affects the face, cheeks, and noses of many adults. Made worse by cold weather, hot beverages, and stress, this condition is often confused with acne. Although it can never be completely cured, Rosacea can be treated so effectively that patients don’t notice it anymore. For more information on Rosacea, visit the National Rosacea Society.
Herpes is a viral infection that manifests itself in a variety of ways including cold sores or fever blisters as well as genital sores. It has been estimated that more then two-thirds of the United States is sensitized to at least one form of the virus. Never curable but very treatable, herpes is so stigmatized that many patients are embarrassed to discuss it with their doctor. Studies to improve treatment methods or eliminate outbreaks entirely, continue.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that usually presents with thick, red, shiny scales and patches. While some minor cases afford patients no concern whatsoever, some cases are so extensive that they can be debilitating. The treatment options for psoriasis have grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years and even the most severe psoriasis cases are now very treatable.
Our skin usually does a phenomenal job of protecting us from environmental hazards. However, there are occasions when infections do occur. Bacterial and fungal infections should be diagnosed and treated promptly to avoid further complications.