General Dermatology in New York City
At Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York, we offer a number of general dermatology procedures to improve skin, treat acne, and other skin conditions. If you are suffering from any of the listed conditions, please contact us today to schedule your consultation at our Manhattan NY office.
Our Board Certified Dermatologist, Adelle T. Quintana MD, has over 20 years of experience and is committed to caring for the health of her patients and all of their skin care needs. Dr. Quintana treats all skin ailments including acne, rosacea, eczema, and warts.
Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York offers Mohs micrographic surgery as a safe and effective treatment for skin cancer. During this procedure, Dr. Quintana removes possible cancerous tissue in small sections and then the skin is examined for malignant cancer cells. If cells are found to be malignant, the tissue is fully removed until the cancer is gone.
Mohs surgery is primarily used to remove the two most common types of skin cancer: basal and squamous cell carcinomas. It can also be used to treat melanoma and other skin cancers, but not as the primary treatment.
Dr. Quintana is the vice president of Skin Cancer Foundation, which is the only international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the worlds most common cancer.
“I’ve had two Mohs procedures at Dr. Quintana’s office. Dr. Quintana and her staff are amazing. Both procedures were relatively painless. Both were on my face, and there was barely any scarring. I highly recommend Dr. Quintana. She has a busy practice, but sees you very close to your scheduled appointment time.” – Anonymous
Skin Cancer Check
Here at Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York, skin cancer concerns are taken very seriously. The best way to detect skin cancer early is self-examinations in the mirror. It is always recommended for patients to make an appointment should they spot something concerning on their skin.
Besides self-examinations, at Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York, we offer the most advanced screening methods for early detection of skin cancer. Dr. Quintana performs cancer skin checks, which we recommend you receive on an annual basis. These are especially important for anyone who is over 40 years old or has had extensive sun exposure.
“Dr Quintana and her staff are lovely, as is the office. I go to her for skin checks and she’s very thorough but quick.” – Kirstin T.
Acne is a skin condition that manifests as pimples, boils, cysts, blocked pores, and other lesions. While teenagers are commonly affected, people of any age can suffer from acne. Acne is often found on the face, back, shoulders, neck, and chest. Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York offers several effective treatment methods to improve the appearance and feel of skin for those afflicted with acne.
One form of treatment we offer is TheraClear™. This acne therapy utilizes a combination of gentle suction and pulses of light to treat acne breakouts. The FDA-approved vacuum clears your pores, eliminating the potential for breakouts.
Psoriasis is the result of an autoimmune disorder which causes raised, dry, red, and cracked skin. It is a common and chronic skin condition that can range from mild to severe, causing itching and burning in the affected areas. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are a variety of treatments available to relieve most symptoms.
At Laser & Mohs Dermatology, we offer XTRAC for psoriasis treatment. XTRAC is an FDA-cleared light treatment that is clinically proven to slow and reverse the growth of psoriatic cells. With this treatment, patients achieve more than 95% clearance in just over 10 treatments.
Mole & Wart Removal
While most moles are normal and safe, some moles may be signs of malignant tissue. Some signs of a malignant mole include asymmetrical shape, irregular border, growth of the mole, and color change. If you are concerned about the appearance of a mole, it may be time to contact a doctor.
Warts are a skin condition caused by the infection of human papillomavirus (HPV). Many warts disappear on their own over time, however, some warts can be more troublesome. In instances where warts are resistant to the typical treatments, warts may require laser surgery or excision with a scalpel. This treatment is often permanent and most warts do not return.
During your annual skin check, Dr. Quintana will examine your moles and/or warts and advise you whether they should be removed. The removal of a mole is typically a very quick procedure in the office that takes just a few minutes.
“I had to have a spot removed. The staff made it a very comfortable experience. Thank you!” – Peter S.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that affects the scalp. It can cause dandruff, red skin, itchiness, and scales. While the scalp is the primary area targeted by this condition, it can also affect areas of the body that are more oily, such as the face. While the seborrheic dermatitis is harmless, it can cause discomfort and insecurity in those afflicted.
Medical care for dermatitis is developed based on the symptoms observed during a dermatologic exam.