Many people suffer from an array of skin conditions every day. Depending on the symptoms you are facing, you may be experiencing significant discomfort. Regardless of whether your skin condition is noticeable, its onset can cause both physical and emotional distress. Both medical and cosmetic skin conditions can effect self-esteem and make it difficult for you to enjoy everyday life.
When you have begun to live your life according to your skin condition, rather than effectively managing your symptoms, then it’s time to seek treatment at Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery. We offer solutions to a variety of skin conditions so that you can regain a comfortable quality of life and feel confident about your skin.
Sensitive and dry skin
There are multiple reasons why you may be suffering from dry or sensitive skin, and the key to treating your condition is to determine why your skin is having a reaction. Many environmental factors and skincare products contribute to dry and sensitive skin along with medications and diseases such as psoriasis or eczema.
Rashes tend to occur in many forms and could be caused by an allergic reaction, bacterial condition, heat, stress or simple contact. Treatment for rashes varies depending on specific causes. For instance, antibiotics may be prescribed if the rash is bacterial in nature whereas rashes caused by an underlying disorder, such as Lichen Planus, may need to be treated at the source of the condition with antihistamines or retinoid medications.
Although mostly benign, many people choose to have their skin tags removed for precautionary or cosmetic purposes. These small pieces of flesh can also become a hindrance when they snag in zippers or jewelry. The removal of a skin tag is fairly simple and can be done through excision or freezing.
The majority of the scars we treat are either keloid scars or hypertrophic scars. A keloid is a raised scar that appears as a result of a deeper wound, like an injury or incision, and hypertrophic scars occur when collagen heals the skin in excess due to acne on the skin.
The result of too much or too little melanin in areas of the skin, skin pigmentation can cause many cosmetic concerns for those who suffer from it. There are various conditions that occur as a result of pigmentation disorder, and most experts believe the cause is genetic.
Impetigo is generally found in children, but can be present in adults as well. The condition is characterized by red sores on the body that ooze pus and form a yellow-brown crust. Impetigo is highly contagious, and can be diagnosed by our dermatologists who specialize in pediatric dermatology.
Individuals usually acquire ichthyosis due to genetics, and the condition often becomes noticeable during childhood. Ichthyosis generally results in skin that looks scaly and feels rough to the touch and since there is not yet a cure, treatment only targets the symptoms of the condition.
Those who experience excessive sweating in various areas of the body may be suffering from hyperhidrosis. The condition is usually not a cause for medical concern, but it can be debilitating during everyday life. Those with hyperhydrosis may feel uncomfortable in social situations due to the excess moisture that may become apparent on their clothing.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that people experience, although some individuals have more severe acne than others. The influx of pimples are a result of clogged pores in the skin, and depending on how much acne is affecting the appearance, a variety of treatment methods may be used.
We also perform skin biopsies if we believe that an underlying disorder, like skin cancer, is the culprit for a skin condition. You can find out more about specific skin conditions along with your treatment options by browsing through our website or calling our office at 631-979-0909 and scheduling an appointment.