Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light can damage our skin’s elastin, breaking down essential proteins in our skin that help hold elasticity and substance. When these fibers are compromised our skin begins to sag, stretch, lose elasticity, and even alter our skin’s pigmentation.
There are a variety of options available to treat such skin irregularities due to the damaging rays of the sun. To improve the signs of sun damage and aging for all skin types, a variety of modalities are available including the following:
- IPL photorejuvenation
- Laser facial
- Chemical peel
- Therapeutic skincare regimens
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Sun damage is a highly common consequence of the natural aging process, but targeted therapy can help minimize its effects on your skin. To schedule your consultation with a board-certified dermatologist contact our office today.
OTHER Medical DERMATOLOGY
Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and around the world. While dangerous, skin cancer is treatable with early detection.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that involves two steps: the use of a light-sensitive drug and the application of a light source to destroy abnormal cells.
Barnacles are a very common benign growth. See your dermatologist if you are concerned, because skin cancer can sometimes look similar to a seborrheic keratosis to an untrained eye.
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 is large and the scar will be less noticeable, then it is a good trade.
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 for rosacea.
“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 bumps or blisters on the skin.
Warts (Verrucae) are common growths that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These can commonly involve the fingers, hands, feet, while certain strains can cause genital warts.
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 glands (sebaceous hyperplasia)
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy or sore patches of various sizes. Often theses patches of skin have, silvery scales.
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