Hemangiomas

Infantile hemangiomas are very common with more than 200,000 cases per year A hemangioma is a noncancerous tumor made up of a cluster of blood cells that group together into a dense clump. They are most commonly found in infants and present as a red, raised birth mark. Hemangiomas found on the surface of skin… Read more »

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a red, itchy rash that presents on the skin after direct contact with an irritating substance. The irritant can be diagnosed as an allergic reaction or a chemical that your skin came into contact with. The affected skin can have blistering, dryness, swelling, open sores, burning, and tenderness. Many natural and artificial… Read more »

Alopecia/Hair loss

Alopecia affects nearly 6.8 million people in the United States today. Alopecia is hair loss on the scalp and body that results from hormonal changes, aging, autoimmune disorder, manual manipulation, medications, and other rare causes. It affects men and women and can be temporary or permanent. In some cases, people will notice small, quarter sized… Read more »

Cutaneous Lymphoma

What is lymphoma? Cutaneous Lymphoma is a rare cancer of the white blood cells of the body and presents on the skin at diagnosis. Cutaneous lymphoma can most commonly involve two different groups of white blood cells called lymphocytes: B lymphocytes (B cells) and T lymphocytes (T cells). B cells are responsible for protecting the… Read more »

Complex Medical Dermatology

Some skin conditions and disorders are easy to diagnose and treat. Others, however, are a lot more complicated. At APDerm, our staff are well-versed not only in common, everyday dermatological concerns but the rarer and more complicated cases, too.  Not all dermatology centers are able to treat every type of skin condition. We provide care… Read more »

Rashes

Unexplained rashes are one of the main reasons that people go to see a dermatologist. There are so many different types that can be caused by a variety of things, ranging from allergies to viral infections. They can be small or cover large sections of the body and be different shades of purple, red or… Read more »

Pediatric Dermatology

The skin of babies and young children is more delicate than adults. This sensitivity means that they are often more vulnerable to skin conditions and infections. Some of these issues are age-specific, such as cradle cap and diaper rash while others, such as eczema or hair disorders or birthmarks, could require long-term management. This is,… Read more »

Infectious Diseases

While most skin rashes are not a major cause for concern, others are infectious and easily transmitted between people. They can be a result of germs entering the body either via a weakened immune system or an open wound.  Infectious diseases of the skin can be caused by: Viruses Shingles, warts, herpes (cold sores) and… Read more »

Skin of Color Aesthetics

While most skin conditions are colorblind in that they affect all races, skin of color has different needs. This is especially true when it comes to the treatment of conditions such as hyperpigmentation and keloid scarring, but even the smallest lesions can leave noticeable scars. Add to that: darker skin can be further damaged by… Read more »