Medical Conditions


Often at the completion of a skin check or other dermatologic visit, a patient will say, “Before you leave, I just want to ask you […]

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a scaly or crusty growth or lesion on the skin. It most often appears on the scalp, face, ears, lips, backs of […]

Basal Cell Skin Cancer

Most people are aware of skin cancer. Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, is by far the most publicized. However, other types of skin […]

Common Spots

Red spots, brown spots, white spots—what are these and why are they popping up on your skin?  As we get older (and wiser), it is […]

Dry Skin

It is inevitable.  The beautiful golden leaves of fall are floating in the wind.  We know what comes next.  The heat in our homes will […]


What is eczema, also known as dermatitis? It is a group of conditions where the skin becomes INFLAMED—with itching, redness, dryness, or even small blisters […]

Hair Loss

Hair loss, medically referred to as alopecia, is a common complaint among patients visiting the dermatologist and can be the source of significant physical and […]

Hyperhidrosis-Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis,or excessive sweating, is of 2 types. Excessive sweating can be due to an underlying medical condition or medication, or it can be due to […]

Lyme Disease

In early April, I was performing a routine skin exam on a patient. I asked her if she had noticed anything unusual on her neck. […]


What is Melanoma? Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. It arises from the disorganized growth and replication of cells in the skin […]


Molluscum contagiosum is one of the most common skin problems that we see in children. Molluscum is a viral infection of the skin that can […]

Poison Ivy

It was Tuesday morning, July 5th, and I was on call the day after the holiday weekend. In only the first 30 minutes of the day, […]


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Do you have flushing or chronic facial redness? Do your cheeks sting? Are there small visible blood vessels on your cheeks, nose or forehead? Do […]

Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma is the first). It is a skin cancer of […]


Warts are among the most common, persistent, and frustrating conditions that we see on a daily basis in our dermatology office. Described throughout recorded human […]

Cosmetic Conditions

Acne Scars

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Brown Spots/Pigmentation

Seborrheic Keratosis: Age spots caused by genetics and time These are by far the most common benign lesions that dermatologists see on the skin. Also […]

Excess Fat

Great strides have been made in improving our body and face contours and removing areas of unwanted fat without surgery.  One stubborn area, often resistant […]

Facial Volume Loss

Over time the round cheeks and smooth jawline of our youth lose their ability to defy gravity.  Fat pads in our cheeks and jowl area […]

Rosacea and Blood Vessels

Rosacea is a medical dermatologic condition causing redness, bumps and flushing of the skin.  The cause of this irritating and uncomfortable disorder is not completely […]


A scar may form when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. It is a patch of skin that grows over […]

Skin Texture Issues

Uneven skin texture is usually a result of excess dead skin cells that build up on the surface of the skin. Certain areas of the […]

Sun Damage

April and May are surprisingly huge months for sunburns. There is still a slight chill in the air, so most people don’t bother with sunscreens. […]

Unwanted Hair

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular procedures performed in the United States for a good reason.  It is effective, safe, and convenient. […]


We are all aging from the time we are born. Wrinkles are part and parcel of this natural aging process. Our skin looses its thickness, […]

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