We evaluate and treat a variety of medical skin conditions and more:
Skin cancer screening
If you have ever had relatives with skin cancer, sunburn easily, or have experienced a lot of sun exposure since childhood, or have actually had a skin cancer, you will want to get a baseline exam and then a regular skin exam. It is important to monitor for new growths or changes in the skin.
Acne, the bane of puberty! But sometimes acne develops later in adulthood. So many treatment options are out there, what works and what is hype? Everyone’s skin is different, come in for an individualized assessment to determine the most effective way to treat it, as determined by a board certified dermatologist.
Sometimes blemishes develop after a rash or acne flareup or a lot of sun exposure. Come in to get expert advice on whether it is benign and can be faded away with cosmetic treatment or something dangerous that is better biopsied and removed.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Early detection is key to survival. If a new mole appears how do you know whether it is benign or malignant or if it is even a mole or something else? What about an existing mole, if it changes is it a concern? Please come in to have it checked out by a board certified dermatologist!
Birthmarks or new growths
Birthmarks, some are cool, and some, not so much. Can they be removed? What if something new appears later in life, is it benign or malignant, even if it does not look like a mole? Come in to get the exact diagnosis rather than being told vaguely what it is all your life.
Eczema, from the Greek word έκζεμα meaning “to boil over.” Also known as “dermatitis” amongst dermatologists in the United States, to acknowledge the many types out there besides the one from the childhood type formally known as “atopic dermatitis,” which got replaced by “eczema” in pediatricians’ lexicon. Which one do you have, will it get better? The proper treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis. No more guessing and the shelves of creams that don’t seem to work. Come in and get it fixed.
Psoriasis, eczema’s immunologically opposite cousin, now gone sideways with the latest research leading to new therapies. But which one do you need? The commercials are there with your big health care dollars at stake, what are the side effects, and which one work better for you if you have other medical conditions? These answers deserve an in-depth consultation with a board certified dermatologist.
Warts, some are contracted by skin to skin contact, and some sexually — by skin to skin contact. How do you protect yourself? How do you get rid of them? How do you know it’s a wart if it’s so tiny? Get it diagnosed and treated before it turns into a bigger problem, literally.
Did you get a rash while vacationing in Cancun? Scuba diving in the Caribbean? Hiking in the Poconos? Central Park? After moving to New York? Stop wasting time on Dr. Google and come in for an expert opinion in 15 minutes.
You did the Airbnb thing and unfortunately developed a rash concerning for bed bug bites. Or perhaps you stayed at a 5-star hotel and still got it. Or bought shoes at a big sporting goods store and it is déjà vu 2010 with a big swoosh. Or maybe it’s not bed bugs but you are wondering if you are paranoid after all. Maybe you’re right, it probably isn’t, but come in to have an expert evaluation for peace of mind.
You have had this rash for months and gotten all sorts of anti-fungal creams, Lamisil, Lotrimin, and others prescribed by your primary care doctor, like the shotgun cream clotrimazole-betamethsone, so why isn’t it gone yet? Because maybe it’s not a fungus. One way to find out, come in and get the proper diagnosis.
Nail disorders (including fungus)
Your nails have been discolored and funky looking for months. You’re so over covering it up with nail polish, you want normal nails! What type of nail condition is causing it though. Is it a fungus? Is it bacteria? Is it mold? Have it checked out.
You’re itching all over or maybe just one part of your body, did you become allergic to something? It never happened before so what is going on? Get tested for allergic reactions in the skin.
You used to have thicker hair or fuller hair but now it is thinner or falling out more or breaking more. Why is this happening? There are many causes of hair loss and rather than trying Viviscal which you already wasted hundreds of dollars on for months, come in for the proper evaluation to find out what type of hair loss it is and if it is worthy of Viviscal or something more appropriate.
Whether the scars are from acne or an accident or from surgery or stretch marks after giving birth or gaining mass, there are ways to reduce it. Come in for a consultation and to review a full range of viable treatment options.
Your skin is so dry all the time but you drink so much water, so how do you fix it? Or it’s really sensitive and itchy in the winter when it gets dry. So many moisturizers out there, so little time, and you tried them all or you developed a rash from them. Which one is best for you? Come in to find out.
Skin tags, is that what is growing on your skin? Why are you getting more? How do you get rid of them? Come in for a proper evaluation and have it treated safely and expertly, and no, don’t use hair or dental floss to tie it off.
Is your skin tone becoming more uneven over time? Either lighter or darker? Or more blotchy? Numerous reasons could explain it. You deserve the answers that explain yours, and also what the best way to treat it should be.