Commonly Treated Conditions
By far the most common skin condition in the country, acne affects about 50 million American adults and children every year. Acne causes blocked pores, whiteheads, blackheads, inflammation, pimples, cysts and other lesions on the skin of the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.
Eczema or dermatitis is a generic term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed, irritated, and/or itchy with patches of dry, red, severely blistered or cracked skin that may have scales or crust.
Alopecia, more commonly known as hair loss, affects both men and women. While it can be caused by many factors, the predominant cause is genetics. Dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat hair loss.
One of the most common skin conditions, keratosis pilaris (KP) presents in the form of dry skin covered with rough bumps. Sometimes called as "chicken skin", KP can cause embarrassment and self-esteem issues due to its obvious appearance.
A mole is a common skin lesion produced by the local proliferation of skin cells that produce the pigment melanin. Almost everyone is born with a mole or develops moles in their life. Unfortunately, moles share many characteristics with malignant lesions. What may appear to be a harmless spot could be skin cancer.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by clearly defined, red and scaly plaques. Psoriasis affects 2-4% of all males and females. It can start at any age including childhood, with symptoms peaking between 15-25 and 50-60 years. Psoriasis tends to last a lifetime in most individuals, with flareups varying in the extent and severity.
Rosacea is a chronic rash on the face that is most often observed in adults between 30 and 60 years but it can sometimes be found in children and adolescents as well. It is common in those with fair skin. It may be transient, recurrent, or persistent and is characterized by its red color
Skin cancers are malignant tumors resulting from the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. In a healthy person, skin cells are regenerated regularly in a controlled manner. In a skin cancer patient, the DNA within the cells of the affected region gets damaged, and they proliferate in an uncontrolled manner, causing rapid mutation and tumor formation.
A wart is a common, non-cancerous growth caused due to infection by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are contagious and can spread to other parts of the body and to other individuals in close proximity, if left untreated. They can cause physical pain as well as mental distress due to potential disfigurement.