From treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, acne to removal of warts, moles and other lesions, our office provides a full range of general dermatological services so you can enjoy the healthy skin you deserve.
Skin Cancer Treatment
Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. The most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (affecting cells in the lowest layer of the epidermis) and squamous cell carcinoma (affecting cells in the middle layer of the epidermis). A rarer but more dangerous skin cancer is melanoma, the leading cause of death from skin disease. Risk factors for developing skin cancer include pale skin, family history of melanoma, and regular sun exposure. Skin cancers vary in shape, color, size and texture; Therefore, any new, changed or otherwise suspicious growths should be examined immediately by a physician. Early intervention is essential to preventing the cancer from spreading.
Moles are dark growths that form due to genetic factors and sun exposure early in life. While many moles are not a medical threat, certain lesions can represent a risk for melanoma skin cancer. Moles that have an irregular shape, dark and light discoloration, and that change should be evaluated. If the decision is made to remove and analyze a mole, techniques are used to minimize scarring and achieve the best cosmetic result.
Acne can be unattractive. It can also cause permanent scarring and emotional distress. Fortunately, several treatment options are available. In addition to prescription creams and pills, our providers perform office-based treatments to speed improvement. Results are usually visible as soon as the first session.
Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic itchy rashes. About 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, including 10-20 percent of all infants. Symptoms vary from person to person but often include dry, red, itchy patches on the skin which break out in rashes when scratched. The major factors that trigger eczema outbreaks are dryness of the skin and stress. Treatment involves the use of moisturizing lotions or cream and other techniques to better hydrate the skin. If necessary, the providers may prescribe corticosteroid medication, other topical anti-inflammatory creams, or antibiotics to combat infection.
Poison Oak allergy is common in the San Francisco Bay Area. The plant can be found in most of the National park and beach areas. For those prone to the rash, affected areas can itch, swell, and even form blisters. We can provide safe, effective treatments to quickly provide relief.