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Our office specializes in the diagnosis and management of skin, hair, and nail disorders. This is a sizable task considering the skin is the largest organ of the body. No one is without skin; consequently, we treat men and women of myriad backgrounds, and all ages from infants to seniors.

From the day we enter this world, a number of conditions may afflict the skin. Eczema is one and can manifest as cradle cap, poison oak, and atopic dermatitis, among others. We specialize in recognizing the various types of eczema and distinguishing eczema from other rashes so that appropriate treatment is rendered.

Acne and warts are common problems which plague us from early on. While appearing predominantly in children and young adults, older individuals may suffer as well. With newer treatments available today, no one should have to go through life hampered by these maladies.

Growths of the skin are inevitable throughout life. Benign ones need to be distinguished from cancerous ones. A trained eye and certain specialized laboratory tests are many times necessary to make the distinction. If the growth requires removal, a number of different procedures are available in order to minimize scarring and achieve maximum cosmetic benefit.

Skin cancer threatens us all, and that's because the number one cause of skin cancer, the sun, is everywhere. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are the most common. Of these, melanoma is the most serious because it can kill quickly. Any mole that changes or appears different needs to be evaluated. When melanoma is diagnosed and treated early, it is entirely curable.

Treatment for the skin has evolved dramatically over the years. New medications and techniques are being introduced and refined every year. Propecia is an example of a treatment for hair loss for which none existed just a few years ago. Tumescent liposuction is an example of a new technique pioneered by dermatologists which revolutionized the manner in which liposuction is performed.

Healthy skin is the goal for which we strive. It begins with proper protection and that means being sun smart. Wear your sunscreen and protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. While we can correct many problems with the skin, the best correction is protection.