Medical dermatology for adults and children

Our board certified dermatologists have undergone extensive training and offer treatment for a wide range of medical dermatology conditions.

Dermatologists are physicians trained in the medical, surgical, and cosmetic care of the skin. To become a dermatologist, physicians must spend an additional year of internship in general medicine, and then another three years training in the specialty of dermatology after they complete medical school. This training includes medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

All dermatologists can treat patients of any age, from the very young to the very old, although some dermatologists do have an additional expertise in particular areas, such as pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser or cosmetic dermatology. In general, skin conditions can be grouped into those primarily seen in the pediatric age group, and those primarily seen in the adult age group. Dermatologists are also trained in the proper care and treatment of problems associated with hair and nails. We also regularly perform full-body mole checks on patients of all ages who request them.

Medical Dermatology

Medical Dermatology

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Accutane

Acne can be unsightly and painful. In addition to the physical toll, it can also saddle sufferers with poor self-esteem and even depression. A drug called Accutane® (isotretinoin) offers...

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Acne

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...

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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis (AKs) are common skin growths, and treatment for AKs is one of the most frequent reasons that patients seek out dermatologists. They are also known as “solar...

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Earlobes

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...

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Eczema

This a is not a single condition, rather it is a collection of various skin diseases that cause patches of skin to become rough, inflamed, itchy and sometimes results...

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Hives

Rarely serious or dangerous, hives are one of the most common medical ailments that people of all ages may develop. The medical name for hives is urticaria. The condition...

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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

Classified as excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis can be quite common. Everyone needs to sweat to cool the body. Those with hyperhidrosis appear to have overactive sweat glands and they may...

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Melanoma

Malignant melanoma is a form of skin cancer and is often referred to as simply melanoma. Finding and treating melanoma before it spreads is important as it is fast-moving....

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Melasma

Most often, Melasma is found on upper cheeks, upper lip, lip, nose, neck, forehead and forearms. It is a skin discoloration that shows up as dark and irregular-shaped patches...

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Moles

Be aware of what your moles look like – most are harmless, but sometimes skin cancer can develop in or near a mole. If you are aware of what...

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Molluscum Contagiosum

This is a type of skin virus that, while not dangerous, is easily transferable. The virus creates a series of skin-colored bumps on the top of the skin. The...

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Phototherapy (PDT)

A treatment option for people who have certain types of precancerous skin lesions or who suffer from Actinic Keratoses — a common kind of crusty, precancerous lesion caused by...

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Poison Ivy

Poison sumac, poison ivy, and poison oak all contain an oil called urushiol. If this oil penetrates the skin, most develop an itchy rash due to an allergic reaction....

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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

While psoriasis is not a dangerous skin condition, it is one that can be extremely embarrassing to live with, often causing extreme self-consciousness for an individual who is suffering...

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Rosacea

This condition is most commonly characterized as flushing of the skin on the face. There are four different subtypes of rosacea, all with slightly different symptoms. These include: Ocular...

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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...

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Vitiligo

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...

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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...

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XTRAC

Treatment for Psoriasis, Eczema, and Vitiligo Skin disorders can cause severe physical changes to the dermis, which is the thick layer of living tissue that sits below the epidermis, forming...

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