Medical & Surgical Dermatology
Acne affects over 17 million people in the United States, making it the most common skin condition in the country. While often thought of as a teenage affliction, adult acne is on the rise. Acne is not life-threatening, but can lead to physical disfigurement and emotional distress. There are several effective treatment methods available to help improve the appearance of the skin and prevent future breakouts from occurring. We offer patients the latest in-office skin care treatments and chemical peels. In addition, we customize a skin care routine designed to address all aspects of a patient’s acne.
Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that affects over 14 million Americans, many of whom are unaware that they have the condition. Although rosacea is a chronic condition for which there is no cure, there are several treatments available to relieve symptoms and prevent flare-ups, improving patient’s quality of life.
There are many conditions that can cause inflammation of the skin, such as eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and allergic reactions. A careful history, evaluation and further testing, if necessary, will lead to a diagnosis. There are prescription and over-the-counter medications that are effective to treat these conditions.
Ringworm, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, impetigo, and herpes are examples of common infections that can afflict the skin. Our skin is subject to many types of infections, from bacteria and viruses to fungus and yeast, as well as parasites. Prompt evaluation is important in order to initiate treatment and prevent spread.
Benign Growth Removal
Benign growths, such as moles, skin tags and keratoses, can be easily removed, often with minimal scarring.
To learn more about the medical treatments we offer or to make an appointment, call us at 212.317.1100