Dermatology Treatments

Our dermatology treatments include treatments for:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis (mild, moderate, severe)
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema/atopic dermatitis/dry skin conditions
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff)
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
  • Disorders of the hair: generalized hair loss, scarring hair loss, and excess hair (hirsuitism)
  • Disorders of the mouth, tongue, lips, and nails

Services offered:

  • Complete skin examinations
  • Treatment of skin infections
  • Skin care advice
  • Biopsides of moles or growths
  • Treatment of pre-cancerous lesions
  • Excision (removal) of skin cancer and benign growths
  • Skin patch testing
  • Narrow band ultraviolet light therapy
  • Cultures and other microbiologic examinations of skin scrapings and secretions
  • Cryosurgery and electrocautery
  • Steroid injections
  • Now offering seasonal allergy test

Acne

Acne is a skin condition that is very common and experienced by many teenagers. There are different types of acne with the most common being acne vulgaris. There are hundreds of tiny glands called sebaceous glands just beneath the surface of the skin. These glands produce oil which normally passes through the pores to the skin and keeps your skin soft and smooth. During the teen years, hormonal changes can stimulate the glands to produce extra oil that can clog the pores. When this happens the oil gets trapped beneath the skin and the bacteria thrives. The skin will become irritated, red and swollen forming a pimple. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics, or are unhappy with your current oral or topical antibiotic results, ask if BLU-U is right for you. BLU-U light photodynamic therapy is a non-drug therapy for moderate acne. It’s a unique blue light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. BLU-U treatments are gentle and usually well tolerated by patients. The BLU-U light alone is FDA cleared for light alone treatment of moderate inflammatory acne. The BLU-U treatments are simple and safe.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. All forms of skin cancer are growing each year making it a growing public concern. It is estimated that close to half of Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once. The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change in the appearance of the skin, for example a new growth or a sore that won’t heal. Melanoma is a serious skin cancer. It grows in the cells that produce melanin. This is the pigment that gives your skin its color. We do not know the exact cause of melanomas. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or from tanning lamps and beds does increase your risk of developing melanoma. Make sure you know the warning signs of skin cancer to help make sure that cancerous changes are found and treated before the cancer has a chance to spread. Melanoma can be treated successfully if it is detected early.

Eczema

Eczema is a very common skin condition. As much as 10% of the entire population may have eczema. Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis. Usually the doctor will prescribe a topical corticosteroid ointment or cream. The steroidal creams usually clear up the flare-up but they do not cure eczema. However, these creams are not made for long term use. With prolonged use, they will thin the skin and make flare ups worse possibly leading to scaring.

Atypical Moles

Many people have moles and most moles are benign.t. Atypical moles, which doctors call dysplastic nevi, are somewhat different. Distinguishing benign atypical moles from melanomas can be very difficult. Have the doctor check any moles you have concerns about because early detection of melanomas is Key to cure.

Hair Disease

Alopecia is loss of hair or thinning of hair. Non-scarring alopecia is hair loss all over or in circular areas. It could be a receding hair line, broken hairs, a smooth scalp, inflammation, and even loss of lashes, eyebrows, or pubic hair. Scarring alopecia is limited to particular areas. The symptoms are inflammation at the edge and follicle loss toward the center of lesions, violet colored skin abnormalities, and scaling. Male pattern baldness is the most typical kind of hair disorder affecting, half of the male population over 50 years of age. Hirsutism is excessive male pattern hair growth affecting adult women. , irregular menstruation, lack of ovulation, acne, deepening of voice, balding, and genital abnormalities. Hair shaft disorders are usually hereditary. Symptoms of hair shaft disorders are split ends and hair that is dry, brittle, and coarse, as well as skin and other abnormalities.

Nail Disease

Your nail health can be a clue to other health issues. Healthy nails are usually smooth and consistent in color. Certain nail discolorations can alert us to lung, heart, kidney, liver diseases, and diabetes and anemia.

Nail problems include bacterial and fungal infections, ingrown nails, tumors and warts. Keeping the nails clean and dry alleviates the sign of infection

Botox

Botox Cosmetic can be injected into muscles on the face to improve the look of frown lines between the eyebrows. Nasal labial folds and crow’s feet around the eyes.

Ask your Primary Care Doctor to See Dr. Hurdle if you want a timely appointment, a doctor who specializes in this area of the body, a doctor who truly cares