Highlands Dermatology is equipped to handle all your dermatological needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Moles (Nevi)
- Skin Cancers
A simple, non-surgical procedure in which purified protein produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium is injected into the skin (typically between the brows) to lessen the muscle activity that causes frown lines.
A smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin, is injected under the skin to restore skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds such as “smile lines.”
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA ® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
Medical by Zein Obagi, M.D.
ZO Medical is a skin care line developed exclusively for medical offices by Dr. Zein Obagi, the creator of Obagi.
EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures.
Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum.
Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. About 20,000 children under age 10 have been diagnosed with psoriasis.
"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative.
Wrinkles are a normal part of aging. However, many people would rather avoid them to continue having a youthful appearance. Now more than ever, anti-aging treatments are a part of public discourse, and Botox, creams, and spa skin treatments that may reduce the appearance of wrinkles are widely available.