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 »

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 »

Genital Dermatoses

Genital dermatoses is the general term used to define skin conditions on the both male and female reproductive organs. They can be classified as venereal (sexually transmitted) or non venereal (not sexually transmitted) and can affect people at any age. Non venereal dermatoses are often caused by skin infections and autoimmune disorders. Venereal genital dermatoses… 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 »

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 »

Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Treatments

A common cosmetic concern for both men and women, spider veins are characterized by clusters of dark red or purple veins that branch out in a spider leg appearance on the face, legs or ankles. Varicose veins are caused by a disruption in the natural flow of blood through the veins, causing them to bulge… Read more »

Warts

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is contagious, so it is easy to contract this virus. Many will get a wart when they have skin-to-skin contact with someone with a wart. You can also contract a wart by touching something that touched a person’s wart, such as a towel or the floor… Read more »

Vitiligo and other Pigmentation Disorders

This is an unusual skin disease that is characterized by loss of pigment in certain areas. The result is patches of discolored skin, often pale in color, and much lighter than surrounding skin. While vitiligo most commonly affects the skin, it may affect any part of the body where there is pigment, including the inside… Read more »

Skin Cancer

Of all cancer types, skin cancer is by far the most prevalent. This cancer type affects more than two million people in the United States alone every year. When caught and treated early on, skin cancer is very curable. The Types of Skin Cancer There are five primary types of skin cancer: Actinic keratosis Basal… Read more »