Acne is a common skin disease that affects the skin with the highest number of sebaceous follicles. These acne involved areas are typically the face, upper chest and back. The degree and extent of involvement can vary a great deal. Acne typically begins in adolescence and continues into adulthood. The hormone testosterone is the primary cause and begins to have higher levels at puberty regardless of sex. In most cases acne will begin to subside in the early 20’s but in some instances it can continue. The scarring and active acne lesions can cause psychological issues and effect self-esteem. There are several treatment options available for acne. There is no silver bullet to make the problem go away. Our dermatology professional and master medical aesthetician in association with Dr. Brown, work to find an effective method to first calm down active lesions, then develop a maintenance program to keep the effected areas healing. Call today for an appointment to begin the healing process.
Skin cancers are too common and surveillance is necessary. Skin cancers are named after the type of skin cell from which they evolve from. There are different layers of the skin each layer can produce its distinct cancer type. The three most common types of skin cancer actually come from three different layers of the skin. In the basement layer of epidermis, Basal cell cancer evolve. These are the most common but fortunately the least dangerous and least likely to spread. Squamous cell cancers come from the middle layer of the skin, they are less common but more likely to spread. With the spreading of the tumor cells squamous cell cancers can become fatal. Melanoma originates in the pigment producing cells of the skin and typically changes colors. They are the least common but are also the most aggressive and most likely to spread. They too can be fatal skin cancers. It is vitally important for skin cancer screening. The dermatology professional and Dr. Brown work closely together to accurately and conservatively screen the entire body with biopsies taken when necessary. Facial lesions and complex lesions can then be taken care on site with a plastic surgery closure of the wound when necessary.
Skin is the largest organ of the body and will from time to time become diseased. Fortunately most skin diseases are curable, and will heal with correct prescriptions and improved skin care. Some will require single treatment periods and go away. Others may flare up after the initial diagnosis and treatment and require reapplications of the topical medications or oral meds. The variety and extent of skin conditions can be quite variable. They can involve all layers of the skin on any area(s) of the body. In most cases, skin diseases can be made by the person’s history, and a physical examination. In more complicated skin diseases a biopsy of the lesion may be required to accurately make the correct diagnosis. The dermatology professional working with Dr. Brown will be able to efficiently diagnose the lesion(s) and begin the appropriate treatment(s) to cure or improve the condition. There are many types of skin conditions, let us help you with your concerns.