MEDICAL DERMATOLOGIST NYC
Our medical dermatologists in NYC can help you obtain the healthy skin you deserve. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and often the first thing people notice about you. All of our providers are board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants, who can diagnose and treat a variety of skin conditions in adults and children.
ACNE TREATMENT / ACNE SCARRING
Acne is the most common skin concern in this country. Most people try to self-treat this skin condition with a wide range of over-the-counter remedies. Acne, appearing first in the teen years, can persist well into adulthood and can reappear repeatedly with hormonal changes. Fighting and controlling acne begins with our medical dermatologists in NYC who specialize in acne skin care. Without proper treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can appear as acne clears.
Rosacea is a chronic, but treatable, long-term skin condition that most often affects the central area of the face. This condition is characterized by a tendency to flush with constant redness. The redness can spread beyond the center of the face to the forehead, chin, ears, chest, and back. Individuals with more advanced rosacea can have dilated blood vessels, pimples, swelling, acne-like breakouts, and irritated eyes and eyelids. Rosacea is treatable with the help of our NYC medical dermatologists.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that causes skin cells to rapidly build up and form a scale on the surface of the skin. Psoriasis causes skin cells to multiply ten times faster than their norm, which then creates large patches of dead skin cell buildup that may be itchy, painful, crack, and bleed. Normal skin cells are replaced every ten to thirty days. A result of psoriasis is that the skin cells grow every three to four days. A medical dermatologist has many options to greatly reduce the inflammation of psoriasis, to help slow the growth of new skin cells, and to relieve itching and dry skin.
Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. There are several types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis. Eczema is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, but adults can have it also. Most types of eczema cause dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, neck, inner elbows, behind the knees, and on the hands and feet. Eczema is not contagious and is most likely caused by environmental or genetic factors.
Vitiligo is a chronic condition that causes the skin to lose its pigment. The patches of skin that are affected lose their color and then turn white, leaving white patches in the affected areas. Vitiligo can happen at any age, but most often appears in the mid-twenties. Vitiligo is considered to be an autoimmune disease, as the immune system attacks the pigment cells. Medical dermatology treatments for Vitiligo include light therapy, oral medications, topical creams, and surgical options.
SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
A skin cancer screening is a visual inspection of an individual’s skin by a medical professional to look for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Our medical dermatologist will look for any skin abnormalities, including moles, birthmarks, or any marks that are unusual in color, shape, size, or texture. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in this country and regular skin cancer screenings can alert the dermatologist to identify any potential cancer in its earliest stages, when it is easiest to treat. If any unusual markings are located, a biopsy test is performed.
SKIN CANCER TREATMENT
Most skin cancer is preventable and treatable. When treated early and before it spreads, most skin cancers can be cured. The key to finding skin cancer early is to know your skin, to watch for any changing moles, and to have regular skin screenings with your medical dermatologist. There are many options to consider when treating skin cancer, including excisions, Mohs surgery, and various non-surgical methods.
Mohs surgery is a micrographic surgical procedure used to remove skin cancer. Introduced by Dr. Frederick Mohs, Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is the highest standard of care for the treatment of high-risk non-melanoma skin cancers and is also used to treat melanoma. Mohs surgery has the highest cure rates and saves the maximal amount of tissue. This procedure is particularly requested for skin cancers in highly visible places, such as the face.
MOLE / CYST / SKIN TAG REMOVAL
Moles, cysts, and skin tags can be annoying, uncomfortable, and can be removed easily by our medical dermatologists in NYC. Removal is typically a simple procedure that takes about thirty minutes and will heal practically unnoticed. Plans and coverage vary, but medical insurance may cover the removal of your mole, cyst, or skin tag.
WART / MOLLUSCUM REMOVAL
Warts and molluscum are benign growths that may not be dangerous, but you may still want them to be removed. Although there are numerous at-home remedies for warts and molluscum, an expert opinion and treatment is recommended to ensure you are choosing a removal method that is completely safe. Our medical dermatologists have a wide range of solutions and can provide a removal treatment that works best for you.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes people to sweat excessively. Hyperhidrosis causes sweating even when the temperatures are cool or there is no emotional response to a situation. Our medical dermatology team can recommend treatment options to reduce excess sweating, including prescriptions and laser-based treatments.
HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY IN NYC?
If you think that you may benefit from our medical dermatology treatments, contact us. Our medical dermatologists can examine your skin and discuss your solutions. Give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.