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Medical Dermatologist Dana Point

Dana Point Skin Doctor

Once our Dana Point medical dermatologist has examined your skin, and you have been reassured that your lesions are benign, we can then provide you with options for removal. We know that most lesions can be bothersome and unsightly, such as some moles, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, sun spots and others. At Advanced Dermatology, Inc., we know that cosmetic removal of these lesions is generally not covered by insurance, but most of our patients are surprised to learn how affordable these procedures can be.

San Clemente Mole Removal

San Clemente Mole Removal

If a mole is suspicious to our Dana Point medical dermatologist, your insurance will usually cover a biopsy of this lesion. Many of our patients choose to have moles removed simply because they consider them unattractive. Depending on factors such as the type and location of the mole, our doctor will discuss appropriate options for removal. Some require stitches while others may not and any scarring is generally minimal and usually blends into the surrounding skin. Proper care of the surgical site will always help to improve the final appearance of the scar. Skin tags are little extra pieces of skin that tend to develop in areas of friction such as under your arms, around your neck, under a woman’s breasts, or in the folds of your legs. These skin tags can become somewhat bothersome, as they tend to rub on clothing and catch on jewelry. Usually, no anesthesia is needed for removal of smaller tags, but larger ones may be numbed prior to their removal. In most cases, all skin tags can be removed in one session, and many patients are seen every few years to have any new tags removed as they develop.

Seborrheic keratoses are inherited wart-like like growths that tend to increase in number with age. They may appear anywhere on your body including the arms, trunk, face and scalp. The appearance of these growths can be quite varied, as they may appear white, brown, pink, or gray. Some are warty while others can be smooth and shiny. There are various methods our Dana Point medical dermatologist uses to remove seborrheic keratosis, depending on type, size and location. Removal of existing lesions does not necessarily prevent development of new ones, so touch-up sessions may be needed. Appearing as brown patches, sunspots or age spots may appear on your face, hands or arms. Existing lesions can be treated by our Dana Point medical dermatologist with cryosurgery or chemical peeling agents, and various lasers have been used as well. Immediately after treatment the spot will appear more prominent, just before it peels off and fades away.

Benign Lesion Removal Dana Point
34213 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 248-4547

Dermatology Dana Point

Dermatologist 92629

At Advanced Dermatology, Inc., one of the most common reasons that patients seek the expertise of our Dana Point dermatologist is for psoriasis treatment. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, meaning that it occurs long term. The condition occurs when skin cells are developing too quickly, and therefore results in abnormal patches of skin. The patches vary in color from white, to silvery, to red, and are usually thicker than regular skin development. For people without psoriasis, new skin cells grow gradually and flake off after about four weeks. The difference for people with psoriasis is that their new skin cells move up to the surface within just days rather than weeks. Depending on the individual, the patches can be large or small, and they can occur in different places around the body. For most people, the patches occur on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or the back.

92629 Skin Care

92629 Skin Care

Although psoriasis is most common in adults, it can occur in younger teens and children as well. The main reason that psoriasis occurs in the first place is as a result of an overactive immune system. Psoriasis sometimes also runs in families, so if you have a family member with psoriasis you may have an increased chance of developing the condition as well. If you think you may have psoriasis and are looking for top of the line treatment, be sure to schedule an appointment with our Dana Point dermatologist as soon as possible. During your visit at our office, we will look at your skin and possibly perform a skin KOH test in order to confirm a diagnosis of psoriasis. From there, we will be able to discuss possible treatment options.

For most cases of psoriasis, simple changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference. Our Dana Point dermatologist recommends that you use creams and lotions in order to keep your skin smooth and moist. We may also recommend that you use special UV lights and specific medications depending on your specific symptoms. You should also avoid excess stress, smoking tobacco, using alcohol, excess time in the sun, and certain medications in order to prevent flare-ups of psoriasis. For more personally tailored treatment options, be sure to schedule an appointment with our experts at Advanced Dermatology, Inc..

Psoriasis Skin Care Dana Point
34213 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 248-4547