Our Dermatologist provides medical and surgical dermatology procedures. The Doctor performs the removal of skin lesions such as moles, skin tags, cherry angiomas, and seborrheic keratosis. The Doctor also provides full body skin cancer screening as well. If you suffer from severe acne, the Doctor can prescribe antibiotics and medication to help get it under control. We also offer stronger medical grade TCA chemical peels as well as medical grade Glycolic peels which are applied by the Dermatologist. Most of these treatments require a consultation.
Removal of Skin Lesions
Skin lesion come in many different forms, such as skin tags, cherry angiomas, seborrheic keratosis, lipomas cysts, warts, and other skin growths. The Dr. uses a few different methods of removing these lesions depending on the type of growth and the area that it is located. First, numbing medication is injected into the area and it is either removed with surgical scissors, by freezing with liquid nitrogen, shaved with a surgical blade or removed electrosurgically with a hyfrecator. The Doctor typically treats the following types of skin lesions
Moles- can be shaved if they are 2mm or less in size. If it is larger than 2mm then the Doctor may decide to excise it. Stitches may be required with excision. The mole is sent to a pathologist to be examined under a microscope in order to be sure that it is non-cancerous.
Skin Tags- Skin Tags are small, benign lesions that look like small flaps of "hanging" skin. They are usually on the underarms, neck, eyelids, upper chest, and groin. They can become irritated and inflamed which is why they would need to be removed. This is a very simple procedure that can be done quickly.
Cherry Angiomas- these are small, red lesions composed of blood vessels and are extremely common after the age of 25. Removal consists of snipping the angioma off with sterile surgical scissors and applying a simple bandage.
Seborrheic Keratosis- is a benign tumor that is not dangerous. They are extremely common for people entering middle age but may appear earlier for some patients. The Doctor will use liquid nitrogen in order to freeze the growth or he may remove it with a scalpel blade.
Skin Cancer Screening
Our dermatologist provides full body screening for skin cancer. This process involves a scan starting at the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet. The Dr. looks for anything abnormal in size, color, and texture. If you have a mole or any other lesion on your skin that has changed or seems different, it's a good idea to get a complete skin cancer screening.
Full Body Cancer Screening $99
Medical Grade Chemical Peels
We offer stronger medical grade chemical peels such as TCA- trichloroacetic acid and glycolic acid. A consultation with the Dermatologist is needed to determine which peel is right for you
TCA peels remove the top layers of your skin in order for new cells to regenerate. Your old skin peels or sheds revealing a smoother more even surface and tone. The shedding process lasts from 3-5 days. TCA peels treat sun damage, facial lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and age or dark spots
medical grade TCA peel- $300
Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy (AHA) which is derived from certain plants and fruits. Glycolic peels in the medical grade strength treat specific skin issues such as facial wrinkles and fine lines as well as age spots, uneven skin tone, sun damage and acne inflammation. It dissolves the top layer of skin leaving you bright, glowing and renewed. With our medical grade glycolic peel you will have visible peeling which lasts for up to 2-5 days
medical grade glycolic peel- $150
Antibiotics not only decrease infection but are a good anti-inflammatory which means your skin will be calmer and less red. If you suffer from chronic or cystic acne the Dermatologist can prescribe antibiotics or other medication to help control it. During a consultation, the Doctor will determine if you are a candidate for antibiotics based on your skin condition.
Dermatology Consult $75