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General Dermatology

Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. Acne affects many teenagers and some adults. While not a life threatening condition, acne can lead serious and permanent scarring.

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are sandpapery rough textured spots that are often located on the face, scalp or hands and develop after years of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. AKs are considered the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer and have the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma, a type of non-melanoma skin cancer that can be fatal if neglected.

Aging Skin research shows that there are, in fact, two distinct types of aging. Aging caused by the genes we inherit is called intrinsic (internal) aging. The other type of aging is known as extrinsic (external) aging and is caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun’s rays.

Eczema, or dermatitis, is a general term encompassing skin itching or rashes. A prevalent form in children is atopic dermatitis, estimated to affect up to 20 percent of the population. Dermatitis is often caused by common substances externally contacting and causing inflammation. Eczema can be chronic, but is often overcome by avoidance of skin irritants and allergen patch testing to determine specific triggers.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects more than 4.5 million adults in the United States. About one quarter of people with psoriasis develop a related inflammation of the joints. Psoriasis flares can be triggered by infection, increased blood sugar (pre-diabetes), and many oral medications such as blood pressure beta-blockers. Several new therapies called biologic agents are producing substantial improvements in quality of life.

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling, primarily on the face and chest, but also may affects the eyes. Symptoms include tendency to flush or blush easily and dry red eyes. The condition can occur over a long period of time and often progresses to a persistent redness, pimples or visible blood vessels.

Skin Cancer develops when skin cells become damaged and the body cannot repair or eliminate them. Skin cancer may be induced by ultraviolet radiation (UV) that is present everywhere all year round. Irreversibly injured cells can multiply and form a tumor often in the outermost visible skin layer. Skin cancers are divided into the typically noninvasive nonmelanoma skin cancers, basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, and the potentially invasive malignant melanoma.

 

Aesthetics

Neuromodulators Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Cosmetic are FDA approved, simple, and nonsurgical treatments that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines. The effects come from a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines. A few tiny injections start working in a few days and results can last several months.

Chemical Peels help reduce surface lines, smooth roughness, treat discoloration, and clear acne blemishes. The naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) & retinol gently exfoliate revealing healthy, radiant skin.

Fillers replace the normal volume of youthful skin which diminishes as we age and deeper wrinkles form. Self harvested fat injections or synthetic filling substances such as soft tissue fillers can be injected instantly restore the skin's lost volume. Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero are made from hyaluronic acid and Radiesse is made of calcium-based microspheres.

Freckles, Rosacea, & Sun Damage can be treated with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a photorejuvenation treatment process that represents a breakthrough in age-defying skin care with minimal to no recovery time. IPL is an FDA approved method that uses high energy light to heat and remove the redness of rosacea, unwanted pigment from the sun, and stimulate skin tightening & collagen formation.

Vein Removal with laser technology provides noninvasive treatments for unsightly veins as well as facial blood vessels. Vascular lasers selectively heat and destroy different sized blood vessels at depths below the skin's surface with excellent results and minimal recovery.

Hair Removal with the LightSheer Diode Laser System use targeted flashes of light to block the regrowth potential of the hair. The laser energy specifically heats and destroys the hair follicles only, not the surrounding tissue, allowing for the treatment of large areas quickly and effectively.

Acne Scars, Age Spots, Melasma & Fine Wrinkles can be targeted with he UltraPulse CO2 laser (Active & DeepFX technology) which delivers thousands of tiny energy pulses in a fractionated pattern over the skin. Each laser pulse heats a column of tissue to eliminate excess pigmentation, refine texture and stimulate collagen remodeling. The fractional pattern leaves small bridges of untouched skin to speed the healing process and minimize treatment risks.

 

Radiotherapy

Superficial Radiotherapy with the SRT-100 uses low energey X-rays that penetrate no deeper than the thickness of the skin. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas can be eliminated in a short time in a virtually painless manner. Superficial radiotherapy is a proven non-invasive procedure that has been used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer for over 50 years. Because the superficial X-rays concentrate radiation dose on the skin surface, the treatment has several advantages over surgical procedures. Superficial radiotherapy is a recent in office treatment option for people who are not good surgical candidates and for those who prefer a noninvasive alternative.

  • no needles nor numbing necessary
  • minimal to no scarring
  • fast healing time
  • very low risks of recurrence and infection
  • fractionated treatments two to three times per week for a month