Here at Derma, we provide dermatologic care for infants, children, adults, and the elderly. Below is a list of skin disorders and conditions that we commonly manage and treat:
- Moles and Freckles
- Skin Cancers
- Cysts, Warts, and Benign Growths
- Rashes of the Face and Body
- Eczema and Psoriasis
- Nail Changes
- Hair Loss
- Hyperhidrosis and Excessive Sweating
- Cuts, Lacerations, and Stitches
- Bromohidrosis and Body Odor
- Numbness and Tingling
- Leg Ulcer Therapy
Moles and Freckles
Moles and freckles are collections of melanocytes or pigment cells in the skin, which traditionally form brown marks. A freckle consists of a thin layer of melanocytes whereas a mole consists of a significantly greater number of melanocytes. Moles and freckles can be present at birth (birthmarks) but usually form with time and age and increase in number with sun or ultraviolet exposure. Under the wrong circumstances any single mole or freckle has the potential to transform into a melanoma, a life threatening skin cancer. Patients need to be aware of this risk and begin monitoring their moles and freckles for any changes and the suspicious signs of asymmetry, irregular borders, uneven color, and large size (greater than an eraser head). Dr. Kwon and the Derma staff can provide a full examination of your moles and freckles to insure their stability and your safety. We will perform a minimally invasive skin biopsy on an atypical appearing mole or freckle. Schedule your mole exam today.
Precancers, or actinic keratoses, are dry or crusty skin lesions that appear commonly on the face, scalp, neck, arms, and chest. Skin can be damaged by previous years of sun exposure, producing these precancers many years later. Current or ongoing exposure to ultraviolet radiation accelerates this process. At Derma, we perform skin examinations to evaluate the extent of precancerous presence and then formulate appropriate treatment. Strategies may include cryotherapy, chemical peel medical therapy, and at home topicals. Schedule your skin evaluation for precancers today.
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Cysts, Warts, and Benign Growths
Human beings develop many different types of growths on their bodies, especially with time and maturity. A common growth is the seborrheic keratosis, which is a bumpy brown or gray lesion that can occur anywhere. Skin tags are soft pieces of skin that often occur on the neck, upper thighs, and in the armpits. Seborrheic keratoses and skin tags can be electively removed or destroyed cosmetically. Warts are virally induced growths that present as hardened skin spots or bumps on the hands, feet, arms, legs, and face. At Derma, we treat warts with cryotherapy, strong acid treatments, medicated injections, surgical removal, and home acid therapy. Cysts and lipomas are masses that appear deep in the skin at any location. A cyst is a ball of dead skin trapped underneath the skin’s surface. A lipoma is a benign fatty growth. Both cysts and lipomas can be surgically removed with relatively small surgical scars under medical insurance. Schedule an evaluation of any growths you may have today.
Acne is caused by genetics, hormones, oil secretion, plugged pores, and bacteria. It often affects the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back with unsightly breakouts. Many times, over the counter products can improve only mild cases of acne, and stronger therapy is often needed. At Derma, we use prescription strength topicals, specialized cleansers, oral antibiotics, hormone modulation for women, Photodynamic Therapy, and generic Accutane. Schedule an acne evaluation today.
Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the skin that presents with redness, enlarged blood vessels, acne lesions, and skin thickening. It can occur in all skin types but is very common in fair skin complexions. Rosacea is often misdiagnosed as acne but does not truly respond well to traditional acne treatments. Here at Derma, we use a combination of prescription topicals, oral medications, and carefully selected cosmeceutical products to achieve the best results. We may refer some patients to Aura Skin and Laser for Intense Pulsed Light treatments or Photodynamic Therapy. Schedule a facial skin exam today.
Rashes of the Face and Body
Rashes can occur on the face because of rosacea, perioral dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, lupus, precancerous sun damage, and allergic reactions. They can occur on the body as a result of allergic reactions, hives, keratosis pilaris, eczema, psoriasis, drug reactions, and various obscure skin disorders. At Derma, we can diagnose the cause of a rash and prescribe an effective treatment modality. Call and make an appointment for a rash evaluation today.
Bromohidrosis and Body Odor
Did you know that unusually strong body odor is a medical condition that can be treated? It is called bromohidrosis. At Derma we have multiple interventions to control offensive body odor. This condition has nothing to do with cleanliness or how many times a day one bathes. Schedule an appointment at Derma.
Leg Ulcer Therapy
Here at Derma we are experts in the care of chronic leg ulcers. Leg ulcers can be caused by vascular disease, diabetes, and other disorders of the skin. Dr. Kwon and his staff have extensive wound care training to offer a specialized and unique approach to the healing of ulcers. Have a specialist of the skin and an expert in wound healing dynamics better care for the treatment of your leg ulcer. Schedule an appointment at Derma.