Skin conditions such as ACNE, ROSACEA, SKIN GROWTHS, SPIDER VEINS and such more can be treated here at our ACUIDERM Cosmetic Laser Center & Dermatology. Our board-certfied medical dermatologists and skin care experts have the latest techniques with laser theraphy, surgery and medicine to help reduce and even eradicate the symptoms of skin conditions and restore healthy skin on the damage area. Please welcome you to our practice.
Acne is a skin condition that has plugged pores, pimples, and even cystic nodules. It typically affects the face, neck, chest, and back of teenagers, however, some patients notice the onset of acne as an adult. Acne can be very frustrating to the patient and have negative effects on a patient’s self-image, especially when scarring occurs. Therefore, the treatment of acne is very important to prevent permanent scarring.
There are many different treatment options for acne. It is important to remember that what works well for one person’s acne may not work for others. Depending on the severity and extent of skin lesions, Doctor will provide you with a customized acne treatment plan to fit your personal skin type. Once your skin is clear, it is important to use maintenance treatments to prevent acne from returning.
Contact dermatitis is caused by a reaction to substances, known as allergens, that cause itching, redness, and blisters on skin contact. It can be a very annoying rash that affects a patient’s quality of life. With long-term exposure, the skin becomes thick and often cracks with painful fissures. It commonly affects the hands, but may involve any part of the body.
The patient history and distribution of the rash are often helpful clues to the potential allergen. The most common allergens include rubber, nickel, dyes, fragrances and preservatives in skin care products, poison ivy/poison oak, and chromates.
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition with persistent red patches covered with thick, silvery scale. It typically affects the elbows, knees, trunk, scalp, palms and soles. It can also affect the nails. The cause is not known; however it tends to run in families and may be due to an overactive immune response. It is not an infection or contagious to other people.
Psoriasis is often triggered or worsened by several factors. These include stress, strep infection, and oral medications. It tends to flare or worsen during the winter due to low humidity, cold air, and lack of sunlight exposure.
Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of malignant skin cells. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People with fair skin, frequent sun exposure, history of sunburns, and a family history of skin cancer are at greatest risk.
If detected early, the prognosis is excellent with a 95% cure rate. The key to early detection is for everyone to perform periodic self-examinations and see their Dermatologist regularly. Having a partner help you with this is a good idea.
Warts are common skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It has been estimated that up to 1 in 20 school age children will have warts. Common warts usually affect the hands of children or adults with significant water exposure at work. Plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet and may be annoyingly painful with walking. Flat warts tend to be very small and appear in large numbers. If warts are troublesome to the patient, painful, or spreading rapidly, the patient should see a Dermatologist. Warts in adults may not go away without proper treatment. Our doctor is very skilled in the most advanced techniques for wart removal. There are several painless options, which are especially important for children.
Rosacea is a common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people do. With time, people who have rosacea may see permanent redness in the center of their face. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin.
Rosacea can cause more than redness. Rosacea can cause acne-like breakouts, visible blood vessels on the face, and dry, irritated eyes. To treat these diverse signs and symptoms, dermatologists divide rosacea into 4 subtypes.