In our dermatology clinic, we focus on conditions that affect your skin. In addition to your skin, we also treat conditions that affect your nails, hair, and the delicate lining of your eyelids, nose, and mouth.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It contains nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, pores, blood vessels, and many other structures. Caring for it is important to your overall health.
While general practitioners and internal medicine doctors may be able to diagnose and treat these same conditions, a dermatologist has a deeper understanding and greater experience. In fact, many primary care doctors will refer their patients to dermatologists for specialized care.
We can treat thousands of conditions that affect your skin, hair, or nails. A few of the most common conditions we treat include:
Acne. Based on the severity of your acne, a dermatologist can treat this condition with topical treatments, medication, lasers, or other light therapies, chemical peels, or by removing large cysts.
Skin cancer. Skin cancer can occur anywhere on your body. A dermatologist can remove cancer cells and monitor you to make sure it doesn’t return.
Dermatitis. Dermatitis encompasses several types of skin conditions that cause inflammation and irritation. This may include eczema, cradle cap, and allergic reactions.
Infections. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites can all find their way into your skin and cause a variety of skin infections. A dermatologist can help diagnose the cause of infections and prescribe treatment.
Hair loss. Hair loss may be caused by hereditary baldness. Conditions like stress, illness, and hormonal changes may also impact hair loss. A dermatologist can determine the underlying cause and help treat it if possible.
Nail problems. Spots, discoloration, and nail separation are common nail issues that dermatologists treat.
We can perform various procedures, from minor ones like skin tag removal to more involved ones, like skin cancer surgery.
Some procedures we regularly do include:
Biopsies. We can perform different biopsy procedures to diagnose or rule out skin cancer or other conditions.
Laser therapy. Laser therapy treatments may be used to remove warts, moles, sun spots, tattoos, acne scars, blemishes, wrinkles, or unwanted hair.
Surgical excision. We may perform a surgical excision to remove growths like moles, skin tags, and lesions. This is usually done with local anesthesia so you don’t feel pain.
Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is a unique treatment that involves controlled exposure to extremely cold temperatures. It can be used to treat skin conditions like warts, skin tags, and some tumors.
Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that helps treat spider and varicose veins. It involves injecting chemicals into damaged veins which help to diminish the appearance of these types of veins.
Mohs surgery. This type of skin cancer surgery removes thin layers of tissue around a tumor. The doctor examines the skin between each removal for signs of additional cancer cells. When no more cancer cells are found, they stop removing tissue.
Chemical peels. Chemical peels remove damaged skin. Peels can help rejuvenate new skin and reduce signs of aging.
Cosmetic injections. We can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin by injecting Botox or fillers during an office visit.
Dermabrasion. This exfoliating technique can reduce the appearance of fine lines, age spots, acne scars, and precancerous skin patches.
Tumescent liposuction. We use liposuction to remove unwanted fat from targeted areas of your body.