Commonly Treated Skin Conditions


Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that occurs when your immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. When this happens, the body can’t shed the skin cells fast enough and excess skin cells accumulate, causing psoriasis lesions to appear.


A wart is a benign growth on the outer layer of the skin caused by a viral infection. Warts are often flesh-colored, gray, or brown rough bumps with black dots. They are commonly found on hands, around fingernails, elbows, knees, and the bottom of feet.


Moles (also known as nevi) are normal skin growths, that are usually small black or brown round/oval spots. Some people are born with moles, but the majority develop during the first three decades of life. If a mole changes in color, height, size, or shape, you should have one of our highly qualified dermatologists evaluate it to rule out skin cancer.


Acne can be categorized as either inflammatory (red, painful bumps) or non-inflammatory (white heads and black heads). There are a variety of causes including genetics, fluctuating hormone levels, stress, high humidity and using oily or greasy personal care products. Acne commonly affects teenagers but can occur at any age. Treatment may include a combination of topical and oral therapy.


Eczema (also called Dermatitis) is a general term to describe skin inflammation – dry, red, itchy skin. There are many types and causes of eczema. Children often have a type of eczema known as atopic dermatitis. The cause is unknown but tends to run in families and is often associated with asthma and hay fever. In adults, eczema is often triggered by dry skin. Additionally, some patients present with eczema related to an allergy.


Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. Similar patches may also appear on both the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball). The hair that grows on areas affected by vitiligo may also turn white.

Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune conditions result from the immune system fighting against its own body systems, leading to damage of the skin and other tissues. Conditions resulting from autoimmune disorders affect the skin and internal organs. Skin diseases range from simple itching and irritation to serious and life-threatening conditions.


Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects approximately 14 million people in the United States. Most of those affected are between 30 and 50 years of age. People who experience persistent acne and acne cysts or nodules are more likely to suffer with rosacea. Women are more often affected than men, but the cases tend to be more severe in men than women. Rosacea is genetically inherited and the immune system plays an important role in treatment.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This condition that causes small, painful lumps to form under the skin. The lumps usually develop in areas where your skin rubs together.


Rashes are a group of conditions characterized by inflammation and skin changes. A rash may be a sign of a chronic skin problem, such as acne, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, or psoriasis.

Hair Loss

Approximately 80 million cases of hair loss in both men and women are due to heredity. Hair loss may also occur from medicine, diet and childbirth. Consult a dermatologist if you experience hair loss. Early treatment is beneficial and can result in hair growth.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)

SCC of the skin is the second most common form of skin cancer, characterized by abnormal, accelerated growth of squamous cells. When caught early, most SCCs are curable.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)

BCC is the most common form of skin cancer and the most frequently occurring form of all cancers. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 3.6 million cases are diagnosed each year. BCCs arise from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of basal cells.

Because BCCs grow slowly, most are curable and cause minimal damage when caught and treated early. Understanding BCC causes, risk factors and warning signs can help you detect them early, when they are easiest to treat and cure.


Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that begins in cells known as melanocytes. While it is less common than basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma is more dangerous because of its ability to spread to other organs more rapidly if it is not treated at an early stage.