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Acne is a skin condition with blackheads, whiteheads, red pimples and cysts. It usually affects the face, but can also involve the upper body. Acne affects people of all ages and in some, can leave dark marks or pitted scars.
Actinic Keratoses are precancerous skin lesions that may progress into squamous cell carcinomas. They usually occur in fair skinned individuals after years of sun exposure. Typical actinic keratoses are sandpaper-like rough, red spots that are more easily felt than seen.
Alopecia Areata is a condition in which patients get small round patches of hair loss that usually grow back on their own, or may persist for years. It can happen to anyone, but is more common in people with a family history of the disease.
Atopic Dermatitis is a type of eczema known as the “itch that rashes.” Between 10-20% of people in the world are affected and, in most cases, it begins to appear very early in life.
Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) are blood-sucking insects that infest old furniture, box springs, mattresses and bedding. They come out at night to feed on human blood. As a result, skin reactions to the bites are usually found in the mornings on skin not covered by sleepwear.
A variety of non-cancerous, or benign growths, can appear in the skin over time. The cause of these growths is poorly understood, however, some are associated with aging and others run in families.
Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema that occurs when something that touches skin causes a rash. It can happen immediately or appear up to several weeks later.
The excimer 308 nm wavelength light source is a targeted narrowband UVB (ultraviolet B) treatment option for localized eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo. By targeting specific areas with an adjustable hand piece, light can be delivered to affected areas without exposing the whole body unnecessarily.
There are various types of hair loss with differing causes. Some examples include androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and scarring alopecia.
Hand Dermatitis (also known as hand eczema) is characterized by hands that are dry, chapped, red, scaly and fissured. Sometimes, there may also be small blisters underneath the skin’s surface.
There are 2 types of herpes simplex virus – I and II. Herpes Simplex Virus Type I usually causes cold sores, while Type II causes sexually transmitted genital ulcers.
Hirsutism is the medical term for excess, male pattern hair growth in women. The cause may be high levels of circulating male hormone (testosterone) or increased sensitivity of hair follicles to the male hormone present.
Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. In most people, it occurs symmetrically on specific areas of the body, such as the underarms, hands, feet or head.
Lentigines are small light brown spots that occur in sun exposed areas, like the back of the hands or face, and tend to increase in number with age. They are harmless, but must be differentiated from moles and skin cancers.
Melasma presents with brown patches on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip. It is most common in women of color and occurs more frequently in those with a family history of the condition.
Molluscum contagiosum presents with skin colored bumps caused by a highly contagious virus. It is commonly encountered in school age children and, in adults, can also be spread by sexual contact.
Nail fungus is also known as onychomycosis. It affects about 12% of all Americans, can run in families and is more common in toenails than in fingernails.
Patch testing is used for patients with dermatitis to find out whether substances coming into contact with the skin are causing or aggravating their condition. Potential causes of contact dermatitis include fragrances, preservatives, dyes, metals, plants and other chemicals.
Perioral dermatitis is a form of rosacea that presents with redness, peeling and small red bumps in the area around the mouth, nose or eyes. Most often, young women are affected.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a procedure that uses a photosensitizing drug (Levulan Kerastick™ – aminolevulinic acid HCl) to apply light therapy selectively to target precancerous lesions, acne and sun damage. PDT can help clear actinic keratoses which are common premalignant lesions found in sun exposed areas.
Phototherapy, or light therapy, involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a consistent basis and under medical supervision. Present in natural sunlight, narrowband ultraviolet B (nbUVB) is a small range of ultraviolet light that effectively treats inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, pruritus/ prurigo, polymorphous light eruption, mycosis fungoides and lichen planus.
Pityriasis Rosea is a common rash that usually begins with a single, large scaly pink patch on the chest or back (the ‘herald patch’). Within a couple of weeks, additional lesions appear, often in a formation that looks like a Christmas tree over the back.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder characterized by raised lesions with silvery scale that most often occur on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back. It can range from a very mild, hardly noticeable rash to a severe eruption that covers large areas of the body.
All rashes may look similar – they can have blisters, blotches, and welts, and are usually red. While you may not correctly distinguish one rash from another, one thing is for sure: a rash can ruin a trip or a party for both kids and adults.
Ringworm is a very common fungal infection of the skin or hair. When ringworm occurs on the body, it is called tinea corporis. On the scalp, it is tinea capitis.
Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness and red pimple-like breakouts on the face. It begins with a tendency toward “flushing and blushing” and may then progress to a persistent redness of the central face.
Scabies is an infestation of tiny mites that burrow under the skin. Within weeks, an allergic reaction with severe itching occurs. Itching is usually worst at night.
Seborrheic dermatitis usually appears as a red, scaly, itchy rash on the scalp, in the eyebrows and on the sides of the nose. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis is called cradle cap.
Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Light skinned individuals who burn easily are at greatest risk.
Repeated and prolonged exposure to the sun results in sun damage. Skin damaged by the ultraviolet rays of the sun appears mottled, with uneven pigmentation and redness from dilated blood vessels.
Tinea versicolor looks like small, scaly, white, pink or brown spots and usually occurs on the upper arms, chest, back, neck or face. Because the fungus prevents the skin from tanning normally, the rash is usually most noticeable in the summer and on dark skin patients.
Vitiligo is a skin disease which presents as symmetric white patches, most commonly on the face, lips, hands, arms, legs and genitals. Half of those affected are under the age of 20, and 1 in 5 have a family member with the condition.
Warts are noncancerous growths caused by an infection of the top layers of the skin by the human papilloma virus. There are several different types of wart and their appearance varies depending on their location.
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