Skin Conditions

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Acne

All types of acne — blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts — develop when pores in our skin become clogged. There are many factors which can cause this to occur.

Actinic Keratoses

Actinic keratoses (also called solar keratoses, or AK’s) are premalignant lesions.  They usually appear as thickened, scaly, or rough patches of skin in sun exposed areas.

Atypical Nevus

A atypical nevus is an abnormal mole; a mole whose appearance is different from that of common moles. They are generally irregularly shapen and not uniform in color.

Dry Skin

Xeroderma literally means “dry skin”. It is a condition involving the integumentary system, which in most cases can safely be treated with moisturizers and avoidance techniques.

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin. The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent or recurring skin rashes.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are a contagious sexually transmitted infection. They are caused by  sub-types of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  Genital warts are spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected partner.

Hand Eczema

Eczema is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin.  Although eczema is the term used to describe a range of skin eruptions, hand eczema is characterized by a red, scaly, itchy, and sometimes cracked or painful rash.

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Herpes zoster, colloquially known as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (the initial infection of which leads to chickenpox, years before shingles develops).  It manifests as a linear crop of painful blisters.

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin…

Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a chronic recurrent rash that is due to inflammation. The rash is characterized by small, flat-topped, many-sided (polygonal) bumps that can grow together into larger plaques on the skin.  It can also affect the scalp, mouth, and nails.

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can range from only involving the skin to a potentially very debilitating systemic condition. The immune system attacks the body’s own organs, causing permanent damage.

Melasma

Melasma (also known as chloasma or the mask of pregnancy) is a tan or dark facial skin discoloration, typically on the cheeks, upper lip or forehead.

Moles

A mole, or melanocytic nevus, is a small tan to dark spot on the skin. It can be relatively superficial or can involve deeper portions of the skin. It is composed of melanocytes or pigment cells.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of the skin. This pox virus can spread rapidly and should be treated to avoid diffuse involvement or infection of others.

Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis, is a condition characterized by inflammatory bumps and pustules surrounding the mouth and sometimes nose and eyes.

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a skin disease marked by pink oval patches with some  fine scaling.  Although its exact cause is unknown, it is thought that this non-contagious eruption is typically produced by a viral infection.

Pruritus

An itch (Latin: pruritus) is a common symptom associated with many skin conditions. There can be many underlying causes which need to be evaluated.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease which affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. Scalp and nail involvement is also common.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a common but often misunderstood condition that is estimated to affect over 45 million people worldwide. It affects fair-skinned people of mostly north-western European descent.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oil prone areas such as the scalp, face, or surrounding the ear.

Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses are noncancerous (benign) skin growths that some people develop as they age. They often appear on the back or chest, but can occur on any part of the body.

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor, or pityriasis versicolor, is a common skin infection caused by the yeast Malassezia furfur.  It can be easily treated, but frequently recurs during the spring and summer months.

Urticaria – Hives

Urticaria or hives is a relatively common form of allergic reaction that causes raised red skin welts. The underlying causes are many and varied, and deserve investigation.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo or leukoderm is a chronic skin condition that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin. The precise cause of vitiligo is complex and not fully understood, but likely autoimmune in nature.

Warts

Common warts are caused by a virus and are transmitted by touch.  Common warts can grow on your hands or fingers. They’re small, grainy bumps that are rough to the touch. They’re usually flesh-colored, white, pink or tan.

At University Dermatology we have a brilliant staff of providers with many years of experience waiting to hear from you. Make an appointment today and let us help you achieve your goals.

COVID-19 NOTICE

Unfortunately, with the rapid progression of COVID-19, University Dermatology has found it necessary to temporarily discontinue seeing patients for the safety of all March 26 through April 15. We will be available by phone Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 AM – 1 PM for urgent issues. Check our website for future updates. We wish you and your family good health. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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