Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

There are many skin conditions that we treat at Intracoastal Dermatology. Our expert team of dermatologists and medical professionals will help you get your healthiest skin possible. Conditions we treat include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

Moles

There are many varieties of moles, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They most often have a rounded or oval shape. They are sometimes perfectly flat, or they can be raised. Although most moles are normal, melanoma, a very serious skin cancer, can arise out of moles. Therefore, it is important that moles be monitored over time. Moles which are irregular in shape or color, moles that appear to be changing, and moles that itch, bleed or hurt should be evaluated immediately.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a perfectly natural part of aging, but this does not mean that people do not seek ways to improve them. Sun exposure, including tanning beds, can increase the likelihood and severity of wrinkles. Smoking can also exacerbate or worsen wrinkles. They are a number of ways to improve the appearance of wrinkles which can be discussed with your medical practitioner.

Rashes

A rash could refer to any number of skin conditions. A rash could present as blisters, bumps or scaling pink areas on the skin. Most rashes can be addressed with topical medications, but some more severe rashes may need to be treated with oral medication.

Rosacea

Rosacea may sound like a flowery name, but don’t let it fool you. It is chronic and causes many irritating symptoms, such as redness of the skin, pimple-like bumps or pustules, and sometimes even a burning or dry sensation in the eyes. Most cases of rosacea occur after the age of 30. Like other skin conditions, it can have periods of remission, but it can also come on with a vengeance at times. People with rosacea should be especially careful with sun exposure as sun can trigger a rosacea flare in predisposed people.

Warts

Warts are mostly harmless but can be aesthetically displeasing. They can be flat or raised and are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Anyone can get warts, and they can even be transmitted between people through touch. They are not cancerous and can be removed safely through various methods.

Actinic Keratosis

Excessive exposure to the sun can lead to scaling lesions, which are known as actinic keratoses. Because these lesions are caused by the sun, they usually appear on areas of the body that are most exposed to the sun such as the face, ears, scalp, neck and arms. These lesions are considered precancerous and should be examined and treated by a doctor. There are different methods of treating actinic keratoses, ranging from cryotherapy (freezing lesions), topical creams or Photodynamic Therapy (PDT).