Common medical dermatology cases treated in Fort Washington
A little pimple, itch, or rash is easy to ignore. Most people apply a dab of over-the-counter cream and try not to give it any more thought. Over time, though, even common skin conditions can permanently mar the complexion and influence your quality of life. You may also be overlooking a more serious underlying issue. Isn’t it good to know that qualified, compassionate medical dermatology can be found close by, in Fort Washington and Lansdale? Let’s take a look at some of the conditions we treat frequently at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute.
Eczema: The itch that rashes
Eczema isn’t a serious health threat, but it can be quite bothersome. An estimated 30 million Americans suffer “atopic dermatitis,” or eczema. It typically presents as an itchy, red rash and can crop up on nearly any part of the body. Babies tend to get eczema on the cheeks, chin, and scalp. Children and adults may develop eczema on the inside of elbows and knees, or on the neck, wrists, or ankles. Scratching can lead to secondary infection or scarring. Because there are many types and causes of eczema, effective management depends on proper diagnosis and medical treatment.
Acne isn’t just “kid’s stuff”
We think of acne as a teen problem, but whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and pustules can occur at any stage of life. Acne flare-ups are associated with hormonal fluctuations, so puberty is a primary factor. Women may develop acne during pregnancy or menopause. Health issues and emotional stress can also trigger outbreaks. The impact on your appearance and self-esteem can be significant. Many acne treatment methods are now available. We begin with a skin care regimen of high quality products, customized to your skin type. We may also recommend facials or chemical peels to further clarify and refine troubled skin.
Why worry about rosacea?
About 16 million people in the United States have the flushing, redness, and bumps associated with rosacea. In most cases, it isn’t a health threat. However, in a recent survey by the National Rosacea Society more than 90 percent of patients felt the condition lowered their self-confidence, and 41 percent said rosacea caused them to avoid public contact. We help patients enjoy clearer skin with advanced laser therapy and other treatments.
Even if your skin condition might be common, we encourage you to get professional diagnosis and effective treatment at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute. Just call (215) 392-6636 to schedule an appointment.