Acne is a chronic condition that has the ability to leave life-long scars and is characterized by “crater-like” indentations in the skin. While proper treatment can minimize scarring, there are many dermatological procedures that helps to reduce the appearance of existing flaws.
Eczema is generally applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These skin conditions include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin swelling, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries. Scratching a healing lesion may result in scarring your skin and may enlarge the rash.
Alopecia means loss of hair from the head or body. Alopecia can mean baldness, a term generally reserved for pattern alopecia or androgenic alopecia. Compulsive pulling of hair can also produce hair loss. Hairstyling routines such as tight ponytails or braids may induce Traction Alopecia. Both hair relaxer solutions, and hot hair irons can also induce hair loss. In some cases, alopecia is due to underlying medical conditions, such as iron deficiency.
If your child has skin conditions such as birthmarks, eczema, warts, or psoriasis, a pediatric dermatologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child. Pediatric dermatologists treat a variety of pediatric skin conditions using the latest available treatment methods. Pediatric dermatologists treat children from birth through adolescence.
Psoriasis is a genetic skin disorder. It appears most frequently as a dry, scaly patch on elbows, knees and scalp but can occur anywhere on the body. Treatment options include the use of Phototherapy, and we are also able to provide XTRAC Excimer Laser Therapy in both our Amityville and Long Beach, Long Island locations. In more stubborn cases, Biologics may be prescribed. Even if you have not had success in the past, come see the new treatments available for your condition.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and is also the easiest to treat. The most important part of cancer treatment is early detection and surgical cure. Island Dermatology treats most of the major skin cancers with in-office surgery.
Warts, including genital warts, are caused by viruses. They are unsightly and can spread from person to person or to other parts of your body. While some warts can be treated with overthe- counter medications, genital warts should never be treated in this way. At both of our offices on Long Island, staff is able to treat your warts. Please do not let embarrassment keep you from seeking treatment any longer.
If you suffer from psoriasis, or if you know someone who does, you know the frustration: stubborn skin plaques that may not respond to gels or creams. Finally, patients can enjoy long-lasting, effective relief from the painful symptoms of psoriasis in just a few short treatments, including individuals with scalp psoriasis.
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