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What common problems do dermatologists treat today?

Dermatologists have many effective medical and surgical treatments for problems of the skin, hair and nails. Here are some common conditions we treat:

Acne - Acne is the term for plugged pores, pimples and deeper bumps such as cysts that occur on the upper half of the body. Acne affects most teenagers, but adults can get acne, too. One survey placed acne as the most often treated skin disorder. Today, medical treatment can reduce scarring due to acne.

Cold Sores - The herpes simplex virus can cause blisters, commonly called "cold sores" or "fever blisters." There are two types of this virus. One tends to occur around the mouth and nose and the other often appears on the buttocks and genitals.

Psoriasis - Taking its name from the Greek word for "itch," psoriasis is a persistent skin disease. In psoriasis, the skin forms red, thick patches covered by silvery scales. Most often, psoriasis affects the scalp, elbows, knees and lower part of the back. More than 5 million Americans have psoriasis. For more information, click here.

Rashes - Often called dermatitis, rashes can become itchy or painful. Rashes have many causes including allergic reactions, friction, prolonged exposure to heat and moisture, or contact with irritants, such as harsh chemicals. Hand eczema is a common rash. Many people with this problem start with dry, chapped hands that later become red, scaly and swollen.

Melanoma and other skin cancer - Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. While most skin cancer is easily diagnosed and treated, melanoma remains one of the most dangerous of all cancers. Early diagnosis is essential for a good prognosis. Most skin cancer treatments are performed right in the office.

Moles - Moles, keratoses, skin tags, and other benign growths of the skin are usually not dangerous, but can be annoying. Clothes can rub them or they can become infected. And let's face it, sometimes they are just unattractive. These lesions can be quickly removed, usually without stitches.

Cysts - These lumps and bumps are often under the skin and can grow to the size of a golf ball. While most are harmless, they can get infected, inflamed and may appear disfiguring. These lesions are usually treated in the office.

Eczema - People of all ages and races can have eczema. This is a common rash that can affect any part of the body, sometimes just a small spot, or it can be widespread. The skin can be red, dry, and scaly. On the hands and feet, cracks can develop. There can be acute, sudden outbreaks that can be red, raw, and look infected with pus bumps and blisters. Chronic forms also occur and look dry and crusty. Eczema often itches but can be painful as well. We have many treatments for eczema.

Fungal Infections can occur as "athlete's feet," "jock itch", ring worm, or generalized over large areas of the skin. We also often treat fungal infections of the scalp that can cause "dandruff" appearing flakes and/or hair loss.

Hyperhidrosis -Sufferers of hyperhidrosis have a condition that causes them to sweat excessively on specific areas of their bodies, their underarms, face, palms or soles of their feet. Recently FDA approved, Botox® derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum, has been used for over 9 years to treat this condition by blocking the nerves that trigger the sweat glands. For more info, visit Botox for Hyperhidrosis.

Rosacea -Usually occurring in adults, rosacea is a chronic skin disorder primarily of the face, which is characterized by flare-ups and remission. Referred to as adult acne, it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness of the cheeks, nose chin or forehead. Over time the redness becomes ruddier and visible blood vessels may appear. Individuals with fair skin and people who tend to flush or blush easily are more susceptible to this disease. We control this with oral and/or topical medications or with IPL Therapy. For more info, click on

Cosmetic services - Nobody's perfect. And while we can't give you perfect skin, there are many things we can do to help improve the appearance of aging, sun damaged, or diseased skin. See our Advanced Skin Care Therapies section for more information on Skin Care Therapies offered at Lupton Dermatology and Skin Care Center.

To learn about other skin conditions, click to visit our Patient Education Library.

Here is a list of some patient advocacy groups for various skin conditions:

Alopecia Areata Hidradenitis Suppurativa Psoriasis
Cicatricial Alopecia            Ichthyosis
Sturge-Weber Syndrome/Port Wine Stain
Eczema Inflammatory Skin Disorders       Vitiligo
Hemangioma Pemphigus  


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