Medical

Acne

  • Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it's common, accurate information about acne can be scarce. Acne occurs when hair follicles get clogged with dead skin cells and oil.  Not treating acne can become an issue; leading to scarring and discoloration.​​​

  • Acne is not just a disease of adolescence but can affect individuals in there 20's, 30's and 40's.

  • Perfecting that clear complexion can be accomplished with medical management .

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Alopecia

  • ​Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) means hair loss. When a person has a medical condition called alopecia areata (ar-ee-AH-tah), the hair falls out in round patches. The hair can fall out on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.

  • Alopecia areata can cause different types of hair loss. Each of these types has a different name:

    • Alopecia areata (hair loss in patches).

    • Alopecia totalis (lose all hair on the scalp).

    • Alopecia universalis (lose all hair on the body)

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Eczema

  • This is a common skin disease in children  and also adults. Eczema is a itchy inflammation of the skin. Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. It is so common that people have given it a few names:

    • Eczema (name most people use)

    • Dermatitis

    • Atopic (a-top-ic) eczema

    • Atopic dermatitis

  • Through gentle skin care techniques, medication use, and avoidance of possible identifiable/controllable triggers Eczema can become tolerable with treatment.

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Melasma

  • Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.

  • One of the most common treatments for melasma is sun protection. Treatments such as chemical peels and fading creams (Triluma, Hydroquinone, Kojic acid) can be used to minimize the appearance of melasma. 

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Psoriasis

  • Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks.

  • The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear. 
    Psoriasis may look contagious, but it's not.

  • You cannot get psoriasis from touching someone who has it. To get psoriasis, a person must inherit the genes that cause it.

  • Types of psoriasis

    • If you have psoriasis, you will have one or more of these types:

      • Plaque (also called psoriasis vulgaris).

      • Guttate.

      • Inverse (also called flexural psoriasis or intertriginous psoriasis).

      • Pustular.

      • Erythrodermic (also called exfoliative psoriasis).

  • Some people get more than one type. Sometimes a person gets one type of psoriasis, and then the type of psoriasis changes.

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Warts

  • Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin.

  • Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way.

  • Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart.

  • Warts are often skin-colored and feel rough, but they can be dark (brown or gray-black), flat, and smooth. 

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