Medical

Not sure if your moles are normal? Come in for your annual total body skin cancer screening and check out the ABCDE's.

Hair Loss

The reasons for hair loss are many. When hair loss begins suddenly, the cause may be due to stress, illness, diet, medicine, or childbirth. If hair loss is gradual and becomes more noticeable with each passing year, a person may have hereditary hair loss. Certain hair care practices also can cause noticeable hair loss.

 

Acne

If you have acne, also called acne vulgaris, you’re not alone. It is the most common skin condition in the United States. Approximately 40 to 50 million Americans have acne. Most are teens and young adults but it can occur at any age Newborns, children, and even menopausal women get acne.

 
Dr. Young can individualize your medical management and offer in-office interventions, such as cyst injections, pore cleanings, and fruit acid peels.

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratoses form on skin that soaks up lots of sun over the years. An actinic keratosis (ak-ti-nik ker-ah-TOE-sis), or AK, is a rough, dry, scaly patch or growth that forms on the skin. Also called solar keratosis, an AK forms when the skin is badly sun-damaged and has a 4-18% chance of progressing to non-melanoma skin cancer.

Eczema

This is a common skin disease in children and adults. It is so common that people have given it a few names: Eczema (the name most people use), Dermatitis, and Atopic (a-top-ic) dermatitis.

Melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer and is often called "the most serious skin cancer" because it can spread from the skin to other parts of the body.

Moles

Moles, also called nevi, are common. Almost every adult has a few moles. Adults who have light skin often have more moles. They may have 10 to 40 moles on their skin. This is normal.

You should not be overly worried about your moles. But you should know:

  • A type of skin cancer, melanoma, can grow in or near a mole.

  • If caught early and treated, melanoma can be cured.

  • The first sign of melanoma is often a change to a mole — or a new mole on your skin.

  • Checking your skin can help you find melanoma early. A dermatologist can show you how to examine your skin and tell you how often you should check your skin.

 

Photodynamic Therapy

PDT is medically indicated for the treatment of actinic keratosis, precancerous lesions for non-melanoma skin cancer. It also provides benefits for many other medical and cosmetic diagnoses: superficial basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers, psoriasis, warts, acne, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and dull skin tone.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells, so they pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear. Psoriasis may look contagious, but it's not.

Rosacea 

Rosacea (rose-AY-sha) 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. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time.
 

Rosacea can cause more than redness. There are so many signs and symptoms that rosacea has four subtypes:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.

  2. Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.

  3. Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.

  4. Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and the person may have what looks like a sty.

With time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness and texture change in the center of their faces.

Skin Cancer Screening & Treatment

This is the physical exam for the skin. Let us evaluate your largest organ for signs of skin cancer.

Sun Damage

If you were a teenager once and have been outside, you probably have some. We have ways to prevent, correct, and improve those brown spots, discolorations, and dull skin.

Warts

Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). 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 can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart.