Just because your teenage years are over, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re done with acne. Many people in their 20s, 30s, or even 40s still experience acne. One benefit of getting older, howev…Read More
Skin Treatment Medical Services
Advanced Dermatology Care offers a full line of Medical Services. The skin conditions listed below are some that we most commonly treat. If you have any questions about the following conditions, please click each condition’s respective link for more information or contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding either our cosmestic services or medical skin treatment services.
Skin cancer, one of the most prevalent types of cancers, affects more than one million Americans a year. Risk factors include fair skin, blond or red hair, blue or green eyes, family history of skin cancer, weakened immune system, prior radiation therapy, or exposure to certain chemicals. Regular skin exams are essential for those at risk of this common form of cancer.
Moles are common and some people develop hundreds. While some moles are benign, others can be atypical and may need to be monitored. Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, can develop in or near a mole. If a mole seems worrisome, displays one or more of the ABCDEs (asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, diameter > 6mm, or is evolving), or is new and looks unusual, it may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist.
Acne can affect all age groups, but is most common in teenagers and young adults. While the exact cause is not known, excess oil, clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation all seem to play a role. Hormones during adolescence can cause an overproduction of sebum, which can clog the pores of the skin causing comedones (whiteheads and blackheads). P.acnes, a bacteria normally found on the skin, flourishes and causes inflammation. Some acne, even less severe cases, can lead to scarring.
Warts are caused by a virus called HPV or Human Papillomavirus. There are different types of warts, including common warts, plantar warts, flat warts, or genital warts. Warts that are bothersome, painful, or spreading may need to be treated. Just as some people catch colds easily, some people may be more likely to catch the wart virus.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that starts with a pronounced flush or blush in the cheeks. It can progress to a persistent redness in the face, with the development of tiny blood vessels or spider veins, small red bumps, or pustules. Some forms of rosacea can affect the eyes as well. While prescription medication may be helpful, daily sun protection is important because sun exposure seems to be the most common trigger. A laser procedure is available that can help with the persistent redness and the blood vessels in the face.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that can affect any part of the body. While research shows the immune system plays an important role, for psoriasis to appear, it seems a person must inherit the right mix of genes and be exposed to a trigger. Some people who have psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, characterized by swollen, stiff, and sometimes painful joints. While there is no cure for psoriasis, there are treatment options to help control it.
Hand rashes are extremely common. Many people develop dry, chapped hands that become patchy, red, scaly, and inflamed. Possible irritants may exacerbate the condition including overexposure to water, too much dry air, soaps, detergents, solvents, cleaning agents, chemicals, rubber gloves, and ingredients in skin care products. Sometimes it may be from an allergy to an external substance and a patch test may necessary to determine the cause.