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Dermatological Procedures

Skin Cancer: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases in two million people are diagnosed annually .

 

Moles: Almost everyone has a few, and some people develop hundreds. Individuals with light skin tend to have more moles, with the average ranging from 10 to 40. Probably the most important thing to know about moles is that melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, can develop in or near a mole. Some moles increase the risk of developing skin cancer as the following section describes.

 

Cysts : A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst. Once formed, a cyst could go away on its own or may have to be removed through surgery.

 

Acne/Rosacea: Acne is the term for the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that can appear typically on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Seventeen million Americans currently have acne, making it the most common skin disease in the country. While it affects mostly teenagers, and almost all teenagers have some form of acne, adults of any age can have it. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress.

 

Lyme disease/Tick Bites: Lyme disease can affect multiple body systems and produce a range of symptoms. Not all patients with Lyme disease will have all symptoms, and many of the symptoms are not specific to Lyme disease but can occur with other diseases as well.

 

Chiggers: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bite causes severe itching.

 

Psoriasis: is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most persons with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales.

 

Skin Allergies : Allergies of the skin is one of the most common problems seen by the allergist, and one of the most debilitating problems experienced by patients.

 

Vein Treatment : Varicose veins are a venous disorder that can cause pain and leg swelling. Any condition that increases pressure to the leg veins may result in forming,

 

Genital warts: Genital warts, sometimes referred to as condyloma acuminata, are flesh-colored or gray growths found in the genital area and anal region of both men and women. They represent the most common sexually-transmitted disease caused by a virus. The warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

 

 

Cosmetic Dermatology

Botox® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contraction. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines.

 

Restylane® The world's most popular and most studied cosmetic dermal fillers, Restylane and its new companion Perlane offer exceptional treatments for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, especially the nasolabial folds that stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth.

 

Juvéderm® Injectable Gel gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow's feet, thinning lips and loosening skin. It can also “plump up” the lips, sculpt the cheeks, and restore a youthful oval shape to the face. 

 

Chemical Peels: With many different uses, chemical peels are commonly used to treat acne and provide a smoother, clearer complexion for patients bothered by the appearance of pimples and other blemishes. These treatments are often recommended after over-the-counter products or prescription medications such as Accutane have been unsuccessful in relieving redness and overall skin clarity.

 

Microdermabrasion: is an abrasive process performed to remove the epidermis and superficial dermis. It results in a smoothing of contour irregularities. It is often very useful in the treatment of facial wrinkles, acne scarring, and traumatic scars.

 

Laser/Intense Pulse Light: It is phenomenal new mini-procedure capable of diminishing or fully ridding one of age/liver spots, fine wrinkles , facial flushing, redness, broken capillaries,which are purple or blue veins on the face, hemangiomas (sacs of red, purple or blue blood vessels resembling a blister, aka strawberry hemangiomas), freckles, minor sun damage, port wine stains, tattoos, varicose veins, spider veins, flat birth marks, hypo-pigmentation and even hair removal.

 

Photodynamic Therapy: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that uses a photosensitizing drug (a drug that becomes activated by light exposure) and a light source to activate the applied drug. The result is an activated oxygen molecule that can destroy nearby cells. Precancerous cells and certain types of cancer cells can be treated this way. The procedure is easily performed in a physician's office or outpatient setting.

 

Dysport : This treatment temporarily aids in paralyzing those muscles under the eye which causes wrinkles, and hence results in reducing wrinkles.

 

Radiesse: Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that has been FDA-approved to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by augmenting the skin's natural collagen supply. It is a safe, effective and long-lasting alternative to injectable collagen and other dermal fillers for not only smoothing wrinkles but also adding volume and contour to the face for an overall younger, fuller, smoother appearance. With just one or two Radiesse treatments, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural look that lasts.