Medical

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs surgery is a surgical technique for precisely removing skin cancers; it is named after its founder Dr. Fredric Mohs. It is mainly performed on certain Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, but can be performed on other skin cancers as well. Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin …

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Rosacea

  Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect over 16 million Americans. Many of those who suffer don’t realize medical help is available to control the signs and symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder. Symptoms of Rosacea include facial redness, burning, stinging, itching, and some …

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Eczema

  Eczema, an inflammation of the skin, is characterized by dry, scaly, red itchy skin. Eczema affects patients of all ages but is most commonly seen in infants and children. Often referred to as Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema can appear anywhere on the body and ranges from a mild to severe disease. Sleep, school, and work …

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Wart Removal

  Warts are benign skin growths that develop when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. The viruses that infect the top layer of skin and create warts are called human papillomavirus, HPV. Warts are incredibly contagious and develop quickly. The most common way for a wart to develop is when clean skin …

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Sun Damage

  For years the damage of the sun went undermined. While it’s hard to constantly remember to put on more sunscreen, the time it takes to slather on another layer will be worth your skin’s time in the long run. The exposure to the sun is, in fact, the culprit of the wrinkles and aging …

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Moles

Moles are a common pigmented skin lesion that develops on the top layer of skin. These skin lesions show up more during adulthood, but it isn’t unheard of for kids to have them. Individuals that have light skin usually have more moles, and it’s not unnatural or unheard of. While most moles shouldn’t create too …

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Skin Care

  Your skin is your body’s very first line of defense. Most people don’t realize their skin is the body’s largest and fastest growing organ. Caring for your skin is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Skin Care should include a regular cleansing, moisturizing, and protection regimen. Contact our skin care clinic today to schedule …

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Skin Cancers

Skin Cancer

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. About 80% of all skin cancers are BCC. BCC are easily treated in their early stages. Although this type of skin cancer seldom spreads or metastasizes to vital organs, it can damage surrounding tissue. When small skin cancers are removed, the scars are usually cosmetically …

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Psoriasis

  Approximately 7.5 million Americans are affected by psoriasis. Psoriasis is a life-long chronic condition for which there is currently no cure. There are 5 major types of Psoriasis: Plaque is the most common type of Psoriasis. Raised, inflamed, red patches covered by a white buildup of dead skin cells or scales characterize plaque. These …

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Melanoma Skin Cancer

  Northshore Dermatology makes an effort to keep our patients aware of the dangers of overexposure to the sun and the long-term effects, such as skin cancer. While skin cancer can usually be taken care of through a few procedures, Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Melanoma can be deadly, and is …

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