Conditions & Services
We take pride in providing our patients with the latest medical dermatology procedures and surgeries. To learn more about a particular condition or service, please reference it from the menu to the right.
If you have questions or concerns about a procedure, feel free to contact one of our local offices:
Scottsdale Office: (480) 945-6356 | Phoenix Office: (480) 502-0400
Inflammation of the oil glands of the skin which results in spots most commonly on the face, chest and back. It is nothing to do with diet or not being clean but is linked with the action of hormones on the oil glands in the skin.
Cysts (also know as sebaceous cysts) are small closed sacs that contain fluid or solid material. A cyst is an infection and requires the dermatologist to drain the contents and sometimes surgically remove the cyst. Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form.
Dermatitis is a general term literally meaning “inflammation of the skin.” It is the term most commonly used to refer to eczema, also known as dermatitis eczema. There are several different types of dermatitis but most are caused by an allergic reaction to specific allergens.
A facial peel, also called a chemical peel, is a cosmetic treatment that can be performed to help lessen the appearance of blemishes, freckles, age spots, light scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and a number of other skin irregularities on the face. This treatment can also give new life to sun-damaged skin.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweating that occurs in up to 1% of the population. The excessive sweating can occur in the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), or in the feet (plantar hyperhidrosis). Although nobody understands the exact cause of this excessive sweating in specific individuals, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system.
Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes. The disorder is characterized by redness, pimples, and, in advanced stages, thickened skin. Rosacea usually affects the face; other parts of the upper body are only rarely involved. Inflammatory skin condition which is not contagious and is sometimes, though not always, inherited. There is a section on psoriasis giving all the relevant information.
A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a small piece of living skin is removed from the body for examination, usually under a microscope, to establish a precise diagnosis. Skin biopsies are usually brief, straightforward procedures performed by a dermatologist.
The word “rash” means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, “a rash” can refer to many different skin conditions. The most common of these are scaly patches of skin not caused by infection, scaly patches of skin produced by fungus or bacterial infection, red, itchy bumps or patches.
A wart is generally a small, rough tumor that can resemble a cauliflower and is typically found on hands and feet. Warts are common and are caused by a viral infection, specifically the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can disappear after a few months but can also last for years and recur.