We provide general Medical and Surgical dermatology service for people of all ages and skin types. Our area of expertise includes diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.
The explanations of dermatologic conditions and treatments contained here are not meant to replace a visit to your doctor but rather serve as supplemental information either before or after your appointment. Not every treatment listed is suitable for all situations; your dermatologist will determine which treatment options are best for your specific situation.
Annual Skin Cancer Exams
Patients come to see us for a variety of reasons.
Some patients have a specific reason for a visit such as acne, a rash or warts.
We also see patients on a regular basis, whether it be annually or more frequently, for skin checks where the dermatologist will examine areas of concern. In some cases, a worrisome lesion will be removed and biopsied. Less
worrisome areas may be photographed for monitoring. Skin checks are especially important for people who have already had skin cancer or have a family history of it. Annual skin exams are also available to anyone who simply wants the peace of mind that their skin is free of any worrisome lesions. If pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratoses) are found, one option of treatment we offer is Photodynamic Therapy that will destroy the pre-cancerous cells.