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Medical Dermatology

Have an unexplained skin condition? Our skincare experts will help diagnose and treat your skin condition.

 

Acne Treatment

Acne affects over 50 million people in the U.S. annually.  Breakouts peak at 14-17 years of age.  Minor acne affects 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24.  Acne-prone pores shed 5 layers of skin cells daily.   What Is …

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Actinic Keratosis

What is Actinic Keratosis? Actinic keratosis, also called solar keratosis or senile keratosis, is characterized by thick, scaly or crusty patches or lesions on the skin, usually on areas that …

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Age Spots

What are Age Spots? Age spots, also commonly known as liver spots, range in size and in color from light brown to black and appear on the skin where it …

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

What is Basal Cell Carcinoma? Basal cell carcinomas are growths or lesions that appear on the skin surface in varying forms, including red patches of skin, pink growths, open sores …

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Cold Sores

Cold sores are blistering sores typically close to the mouth. They begin with a tingling sensation and progress to clusters of painful blisters, then crusted sores that may heal with …

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Cysts

What are Cysts? A cyst is a broad term for a fluid or semi-fluid filled sac that occurs within skin tissue and can appear anywhere on the body. Some cysts …

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Eczema (Dermatitis)

What is Eczema? Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by the inflammation, swelling or irritation of the skin. Eczema affects as many as 35 million …

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Hives

What are Hives? Hives are itchy skin rashes that are usually caused by an allergic reaction. Initially, hives appear as raised, red bumps. Hives can appear anywhere on the body, …

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Malignant Melanoma

What is Malignant Melanoma? Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a dangerous type of skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes, which are the cells that produce the skin pigment …

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Moles

What are Moles? A mole (also known as nevus, singular, or nevi, plural) is a raised section of discolored skin that is usually harmless and may contain a hair or …

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Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition caused by an abnormality in the immune system which causes the increased production of new skin cells. Unable to shed the …

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Rosacea

What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a long-term facial skin condition characterized by the outbreak of small, red, pus-filled bumps. There is no cure for rosacea; however, some treatments can reduce …

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Seborrheic Keratosis

What is Seborrheic Keratosis? Seborrheic keratosis is a non-cancerous skin growth that is often hard to distinguish from melanoma. These growths are not contagious but can be found on many …

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Shingles

What are Shingles? Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that can occur anywhere on the body in the form of a line of blisters on the …

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Skin Allergies

What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact dermatitis is a red, itchy rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to it. The rash isn’t contagious or life-threatening, …

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Skin Cancer

What are the symptoms of Skin Cancer? The symptoms of the three main types of skin cancer are: Basal cell carcinoma – Usually occurs on sun-exposed areas of the neck …

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Warts

What are Warts? Common warts are small, rough bumps that can grow anywhere on the skin. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus and are contagious. Warts are usually not …

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