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When a medical skin condition arises, have it treated promptly at Windsor Dermatology. All of our board certified dermatologists are committed to treating you with a caring attitude and a personal dedication to meeting your medical needs.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which affects about 7.5 million Americans. With psoriasis, the immune system turns against skin cells, making them grow and multiply at a hyperactive rate. This accumulation of skin leads to a rash with red, scaly patches called “plaques.” Although there is currently no cure for psoriasis, many effective treatments are available to help clear symptoms and provide long-term control of inflammation.
Acne is a common skin problem caused by clogged pores, bacteria, inflammation, and hormones. Dermatologists prescribe a wide range of treatments to treat acne by addressing these root causes.. However, for more severe, stubborn or widespread acne, it is recommended that you see a dermatologist so he or she can prescribe medication appropriate to the condition. You should see a dermatologist when treating acne if using non-prescription products is not helping to improve your skin condition.
Having an annual Healthy Skin Check-Up at Windsor Dermatology is an important and simple preventative solution to ensure the health of your skin and early detection of any skin cancers which may develop. Your Healthy Skin Check-Up is a visual inspection of your skin by a Windsor Dermatology physician, examining all body areas including those covered by hair for any changes in the size, color, shape or texture of a mole, the development of a new mole or any other unusual skin conditions.
Eczema, also referred to as dermatitis, is a common inflammation of the skin, but it is not contagious. Inflamed or eczematous skin is red, itchy and swollen, sometimes with fluid-filled bumps that ooze and crust. Common causes of eczema include an allergic reaction to something touching the skin such as contact with chemicals, strong soaps or substances that dry or irritate the skin. Some types are hereditary. Although eczema cannot be cured, a Windsor Dermatology physician can provide a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan to manage your eczema and control flare-ups.
Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss. There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. People under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases and medical treatments can also cause hair loss.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that defines individuals who sweat more than the body would normally need to maintain optimal temperature. Hyperhidrosis affects work productivity, confidence, social comfort, emotional well being and wardrobe choices. If untreated, hypierhidrosis significantly impair sufferers’ quality of life.
Mohs surgery is a microscopically guided procedure for skin cancer removal. It was developed more than 60 years ago by Fredrick Mohs (pronounced “moze”), who was a medical student at the University of Wisconsin. Since that time, the technique has been advanced and refined. Today, it is considered the most advanced method for treating skin cancers in cosmetically sensitive areas and for certain other hard to treat skin cancers.
Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus and usually causes a mild skin disease. The virus affects only the outer layer of skin and primarily effects children. The virus causes small white, pink, or flesh-colored raised bumps or growths with a dimple or pit in the center. The bumps are usually smooth and firm. In most people, the growths range from about the size of a pinhead to as large as a pencil eraser. The bumps may appear anywhere on the body, alone or in groups and may be itchy, red, swollen and/or sore.
Dr. Jessica Simon joined our staff as our pediatric dermatology specialist. In addition to treating the pediatric population, Dr. Simon also treats adolescents and adults.
Port Wine Stain
A port wine stain (PWS) is a kind of birthmark caused by prominent small blood vessles. Port wine stains are noted shortly after birth as light pink or red patches typically on the head or neck. With time, they tend to become darker, thicker and more irregular. The name “port wine stain” comes from the resemblance of the birthmark’s color to port wine.
Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial redness sometimes accompanied by the presence of pimples. Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, eyes, ears and scalp. Rosacea has a variety of sub-types and treating it varies from patient to patient depending on severity and subtypes. There are a number of treatment options including topical medications, oral antibiotics and vascular laser therapy.
Skin Allergies & Hives
Allergic skin reactions to exposure to environmental substances cause inflammation known as contact dermatitis which can result in weeks of blisters and itching. These rashes may be temporarily alleviated with medication, but permanent relief requires avoidance of the underlying allergen. Finding the culprit can often be achieved through taking a careful history of recent chemical exposures. Non-invasive patch testing of the skin is also an option for identifying the trigger allergen. Treatment with anti-allergy topical and oral medications helps alleviate and limit suffering.
Hives are itchy rashes that appear to move around the body from site to site, creating intense itching. Hives can be caused by a variety of medical conditions including allergies, blood disorders, hormonal imbalance, infections and even cancer. Windsor Dermatology physicians can prescribe medications to alleviate the symptoms of hives and perform tests to identify the underlying cause.
According to the National Cancer Institute, over one million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Malignant melanoma accounts for only three percent of skin cancer cases, but it causes more than 75% of skin cancer deaths. Melanoma is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells which cause an existing mole to darken and enlarge. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, non-melanoma cancers that begin in the cell layers beneath the outer skin, account for about 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers.
Warts are benign growths on the skin or mucous membranes that cause cosmetic problems as well as pain and discomfort. They are seen on people of all ages but most commonly appear in children and teenagers. The incubation period of a wart is 2 to 9 months following infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), during which time an excessive proliferation of skin growth slowly develops. More than 80 different types of HPV have been identified, and they have an affinity for different types of body tissue. Most types of HPV have an affinity for the skin and produce common warts and plantar or foot warts. Several other types of HPV have an affinity for mucous membranes and some of these cause ano-genital warts.
As the state’s first facility for advanced psoriasis treatment and clinical research, the Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey has distinguished Windsor Dermatology as one of the most respected clinical settings in the in the country for psoriasis care.