A dermatologist is a physician that specializes in conditions involving the skin, hair and nails. ENTAA Care’s Dermatology Specialist can identify and treat more than 3000 skin conditions in people of all ages, newborns to seniors. Some of the more common conditions include skin cancer screening and treatment, acne, rosacea, eczema (atopic dermatitis), psoriasis, hair loss and warts.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with millions of cases diagnosed each year. ENTAA Care’s Dermatology Specialist can help you prevent, find and treat skin cancer.
Skin cancer screening- The best way to find out whether you have skin cancer is to see a dermatologist. Skin cancer appears on the body in many different ways. It can look like a changing mole or mole that looks different from your others, a dome-shaped growth, a scaly patch, a non-healing sore or sore that heals and returns or a brown or black streak under a nail. If you find a spot on your skin that could be skin cancer, it’s time to see a dermatologist. Found early, skin cancer is highly treatable.
Skin cancer types and treatment- Common types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. When found early they can easily be treated. Our dermatology specialist can help you make informed treatment decisions.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. Effective acne treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. There are multiple types of acne, including comedonal, hormonal and cystic to name a few. We can help diagnoses the type and cause of your acne and recommend treatments. Common treatment options include prescription strength creams/washes, oral antibiotics and in severe cases isotretinoin.
Rosacea is a common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Rosacea can cause more than redness. There are four main subtypes of rosacea.
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea- redness, flushing, visible blood vessels
Papulopustular rosacea- redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts
Phymatous rosacea- skin thickens and has a bumpy texture
Ocular rosacea- eyes are red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and the person may have what looks like a sty
If you have rosacea, our dermatology specialist can talk with you about treatment options. While treatment can not cure rosacea, it can help reduce (or eliminate) signs of rosacea on your skin, ease your discomfort and prevent rosacea from worsening
Eczema is a group of conditions that causes inflamed, irritated, and often itchy skin. The most common “type” of eczema is atopic dermatitis but eczema also includes other common conditions such as contact dermatitis, nummular dermatitis and hand dermatitis.
Atopic Dermatitis- Is common in children, as many as 25% of children in the United States may have atopic dermatitis. Many children who have atopic dermatitis see the condition disappear by the time they reach 12 years of age however it can be a lifelong condition. It’s estimated that 2% to 10% of adults have it. This condition cannot be cured, but proper treatment can control it. A treatment plan created by our dermatology specialists can reduce flare-ups, ease symptoms such as itching and pain and lower risk of infection.
Contact Dermatitis- Occurs when something that touches your skin either irritates it or causes an allergic skin reaction. The first sign is often itchy skin, followed by a rash and even blisters. Our dermatology specialists working with the allergists can help find out what is irritating the skin or causing the allergic reaction, treat the rash and help someone avoid the causes to prevent recurrence.
Psoriasis is a condition that causes the body to make new skin cells in days rather than weeks. As these cells pile up on the surface of the skin, you may see thick, scaly patches (plaques). These can appear anywhere on the skin, but you’re most likely to find them on the knees, elbow, lower back and scalp. Psoriasis tends to be a life-long disease. A bit of knowledge and help from our dermatology specialists can give you some control over the psoriasis. By gaining control, you can see clearer (or clear) skin. Gaining control can also help you to feel better, improve your overall health, and prevent the psoriasis from worsening.
There is more to hair loss than just male pattern baldness. There are other conditions such as alopecia areata, female pattern hair loss, telogen effluvium and traction alopecia that can lead to hair loss. Having the correct diagnosis as to the cause of the hair loss can help prevent further loss and in some causes result in regrowth. We at Dermatology Specialist can evaluate the cause of your hair loss. Based on the cause we can offer treatment options ranging from topical solutions, oral medications or scalp injections.
Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way. Wart viruses are contagious and are spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Warts often go away without treatment. You should see a dermatology specialist if you cannot get rid of the warts, the warts hurt, or you have many warts. We have many treatments for warts. The treatment used depends on the patient’s age and health as well as the type of wart.