Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York offers a number of general dermatology procedures to improve skin, treat acne, and skin conditions. If you are suffering from any of the listed conditions, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York offers Mohs micrographic surgery as a safe and effective treatment for skin cancer. During this procedure, tissue that is suspected to be cancerous is removed in small sections and then examined for malignant cells. If cells are found to be malignant, the tissue is fully removed until the cancer is gone.
Mohs surgery is primarily used to the two most common types of skin cancer, treat basal and squamous cell carcinomas. It can also be used to treat melanoma and other skin cancers, but not as the primary treatment.
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.
Acne is a skin condition that manifests as pimples, boils, cysts, block 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.
Hyperhidrosis, also referred to as excessive sweating, is a common disorder that can cause discomfort and unhappiness. Abnormal sweating is found most often around the underarms and bottoms of feet, and is not necessarily related to exercise or excessive heat exposure. Hyperhidrosis can be treated with dermal fillers such as Botox and/or Xeomin
Eczema, a common skin disorder, often develops as a result of an allergic reaction or an immune-system disorder. Symptoms of eczema include itchy skin and a red rash that causes irritation on the face, arms, and behind the knees. Eczema is particularly commons in infants and young children, but can inflict anyone of any age.
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.
Rosacea is a common, causes skin condition that usually affects the face, causing redness and the formation of acne-like bumps. Fair-skinned women between the ages of 30 and 60 years old are most affected by this disorder. Symptoms of rosacea can be worsened by triggers such as alcohol, sun exposure, exercise, and extreme heat.
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. Melanoma has the highest mortality rate of skin cancer and should be taken very seriously. 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.
Contact dermatitis is a skin condition caused by an allergic reaction, often to materials that come into contact with the skin. It can be a type of clothing material, a detergent, plant, or other allergens. The outbreak can occur immediately upon touch or can take several days to appear. Dermatitis appears as a red and itchy rash.
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.
Vitiligo is a skin condition caused by progressive depigmentation of the skin. This presents as discoloration of the skin, typically white patches. Vitiligo can affect any area on the body, and can even affect the hair that grows in that area of the body. Vitiligo affects both sides of the body, often symmetrically. This condition can be treated with topical drugs, phototherapy, skin grafts, and medical tattooing.
Melasma is a condition which presents as darkened patches of skin on the face. Like vitiligo, the patches are often presented in a symmetrical manner. Unlike vitiligo, is is not a permanent condition. Melasma can occur in anyone of any age, but it most commonly affects pregnant women. In this case, it is called chloasma, and referred to as the “pregnancy mask”. Most cases disappear after a few months, but can reoccur after unprotected sun exposure.