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Is it time to see a dermatologist for treatment?
Some skin problems can be treated through simple over-the-counter remedies and lifestyle changes; however, sometimes it’s a good idea to visit our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist Dr. Anthony Dee for a proper diagnosis or evaluation. A dermatologist can treat a full range of conditions and diseases that affect the skin, hair and nails. Here’s when you should seek medical attention from a qualified dermatologist,
Severe, Cystic Acne
While mild breakouts can often be controlled through healthy diets and acne-fighting products from your local drugstore, if you are dealing with deep, cystic acne on your face or body then it’s time to visit our Buffalo, NY, dermatologist. Severe forms of acne require more aggressive treatment that you won’t find over the counter. Plus, by treating this problem early we can even prevent acne scars.
Most rashes are self-limiting and will go away on their own; however, it’s important to recognize when a skin rash may be a result of something like ringworm. If you notice a rash that is severely itchy, painful, continues to spread or is circular with elevated borders it’s important that you consult with your skin doctor.
Red, Itchy Patches
If you develop itchy, red, inflamed patches of skin on your body you could be dealing with eczema or psoriasis, to common chronic skin problems. While these conditions are not curable, your dermatologist will be able to reduce flare-ups by helping you determine your triggers and by providing medication and other skin treatments.
We all have moles on our body, and it’s important to continue to monitor them throughout our lifetime. Healthy moles will stay relatively the same in appearance; however, suspicious or cancerous moles will often change color, size or shape or may even start to ooze or bleed. It’s important that you are performing self-examinations every month as well as visiting our dermatologist once a year for a skin cancer screening.
Wrinkles and Lines
While our dermatologist is happy to address any dermatological issues you may be dealing with, this also includes cosmetic issues such as age spots, wrinkles and fine lines. If you want to smooth away wrinkles and lines, we offer a variety of ways in which to do this including Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.
Are you looking for a dermatologist in Buffalo, NY, that can provide you with treatment for acne, psoriasis or other skin problems? If so, call Dermatologic Center for Excellence at (716) 636-3376 to schedule a consultation.
How your dermatologist in Buffalo can help your skin
Skin conditions can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, they are also very common. If you suffer from a common skin condition, don’t worry. There are many effective treatments to relieve skin problems. Your dermatologist Dr. Anthony Dee at Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Buffalo, NY, wants to share treatment options for some of the more common skin conditions.
Both teenagers and adults can suffer from acne, which is the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne shows up as either clusters of blackheads or whiteheads, or large, painful bumps. It is caused by pores becoming clogged with excess oil, bacteria and dead skin cells.
At Dermatologic Center for Excellence, acne is treated with several effective options, including:
- Benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin to unblock pores
- Hormone-related acne treatments
- Oral and topical antibiotics to clear up infection
- Extraction treatment to remove whiteheads and blackheads
Warts are another common skin problem caused by the Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. They can be spread from one body area to another and from person-to-person. Although warts can go away on their own, Dermatologic Center for Excellence offers these effective treatments for stubborn warts:
- Electrosurgery, to electrify and kill the tissue around the wart
- Cryosurgery, to freeze and kill the wart tissue
- Freezing products including aerosol sprays, to kill wart tissue
- Laser surgery, to heat and kill wart tissue
- Products containing salicylic acid, to dissolve the wart
Psoriasis, an autoimmune condition, is also common. Your body attacks itself in response to triggers like stress, infections or skin injuries. Psoriasis looks like scaly, red patches and usually appears on your scalp, elbows or knees.
Dermatologic Center for Excellence offers many effective treatments depending on the severity and type of psoriasis. These are just a few of the treatments available:
- Prescription topical creams to eliminate itching, reduce swelling, reduce growth and flatten lesions associated with psoriasis
- Oral medications and biologics to alleviate symptoms and reduce autoimmune reactions to triggers
- Light therapy using ultraviolet light, lasers and sunlight to alleviate symptoms and reduce lesions
Acne, warts and psoriasis are just a few of the skin conditions treated at Dermatologic Center for Excellence. For a complete listing of available services, please visit the website at http://www.rashdecision.com/services.html.
Don’t suffer from skin problems when help is just a phone call away. Get some relief by calling your dermatologist Dr. Anthony Dee at Dermatologic Center for Excellence in Buffalo, NY. Call today and find out more!