Medical Dermatology

Skin conditions can have an emotional as well as physical effect on your life. At SSMD, we treat these conditions with the latest therapies, and tried and true treatments. But we also try to treat your condition with great care, understanding and support. Dr. Scherl and Dr. Laureano partner with you to develop individualized care tailored to meet your needs.

Acne

Acne is a common medical condition that affects up to 80 percent of adolescents and adults at some point in their lives. Adult onset acne has become

Barnacles

Barnacles are a very common benign growth.   See your dermatologist if you are concerned, because skin cancer can sometimes look similar to a

Eczema

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that involves irritated and itchy patches of skin. It is common in childhood but may not manifest until later

Moles

It is usually quite easy to remove moles surgically.  Usually there is a trade involved- removing the mole in exchange for a small scar.  If the mole

Moles, Lumps and Bumps

Never self diagnose.  If you have a growth on your skin that concerns you, see your doctor. A variety of different types of skin growths can appear

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy or sore patches of various sizes. Often theses patches of skin have, silvery

Rash

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and may appear as a red patch, small

Removal and treatment of warts

Warts are generally harmless, but genital warts should be taken seriously. There are many treatment options for warts, although often warts reappear

Removal of benign growths (moles and cysts)

Moles or cysts  may become uncomfortable or worrisome. Proper evaluation by a dermatologist is needed before considering treatment options. Common

Removal of skin tags

A skin tag, medically known as acrochordon, is a small, benign flap of flesh-colored tissue that hangs off the skin by a small, narrow connecting

Rosacea

Many people suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure

Skin Biopsies

Skin biopsy is an important diagnostic tool for skin disorders. During this minor office procedure a small piece of skin is removed for examination

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin

Skin Cancer surgery

There are many treatments for skin cancer. Options for treatment depend on may factors including: Type of skin cancer. Where the skin cancer

Skin Growths

REMEMBER you may have multiple types of bumps and bumps  and some that may not be listed here: Small, hard , white bumps (milia) Enlarged oil

Treatment of Actinic Keratosis - Precancer

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun. AKs can sometimes progress into dangerous skin

Treatment of sun damage

Long term sun exposure causes skin damage including wrinkles, age spots and change in skin texture. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light can

Warts

Warts (Verrucae) are common growths that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These can commonly involve the fingers, hands, feet, while