Affecting 40 to 50 million Americans, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. While it occurs most often in teens and young adults, acne does not discriminate. Newborns, children and even menopausal women can get acne. Virtually everyone living with acne can achieve clearer skin. Medical advances have been made to… Read more »

Acne Scarring

If you have acne scars—you are not alone! Acne scarring is a direct result from the most common skin condition in the United States – acne. Acne scarring occurs when there has been a permanent change in the fibrous connective tissue of the skin. Damage to your skin is caused by inflamed blemishes breaking the… 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 »

Blistering Disorders

Blistering skin disorders are conditions in which there are fluid-filled skin lesions on the body. Blistering disorders are different from the typical blister you may get from wearing a new pair of shoes and often require testing to diagnose. Although there are several types of blistering disorders, the most common stem from autoimmune conditions and… 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 »

Connective Tissue Disease/Dermatology-Rheumatology

Connective tissue disease is a generalized term used for hundreds of different connective tissue disorders. Connective tissue holds together the cells in our body and is made up of collagen and elastin. Connective tissue disease affects these proteins and causes inflammation in your skin, other organs, joints, and muscles. These disorders can be broken up… 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 »

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 »

Earlobe Repair

Aside from being important from a normal appearance standpoint, earlobes serve as a popular location for jewelry. Often, earlobes are pierced to fit various forms of adornments, ranging from little studs to larger and heavier items. Earlobes are comprised of a small amount of fatty tissue covered by soft skin. Excessive weight or trauma can… Read more »