Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that is classically characterized by thickened, red areas of skin covered with silvery scales. The extent of skin involvement can range from discrete, localized areas to generalized body involvement. The joints, nails, and mucous membranes may also be affected with the disease. Some cases of psoriasis are so mild…

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Ringworm (Tinea)

Ringworm (Tinea)

Ringworm is a very common infection caused by a skin fungus, especially in warm, humid climates. It can occur on any part of the skin or scalp. A dermatologist may easily recognize ringworm by its ring-shaped rash. To confirm the presence of the ringworm fungus, they will probably look at a skin scraping under a…

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Rosacea

Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face. Often referred to as “adult acne,” rosacea may begin as a tendency to flush or blush easily, and progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. It also may…

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

If current trends continue, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. That is more than 1 million skin cancers diagnosed each year. Unlike most other cancer diagnoses, however, skin cancer if diagnosed early is almost always easily curable. The best surveillance is annual full skin examinations with a dermatologist and regular…

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Warts

Warts

Warts are caused by certain subtypes of the human papilloma virus (HPV). They may develop on people of all ages anywhere on the skin. Dermatologists most commonly use liquid nitrogen, surgical excision, or blistering agents in the office to treat warts. In difficult cases, prescription creams or injections may be used. Most warts require a…

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Hair Loss (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

Hair Loss (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

At Skin Specialists of Allen/Addison, we have been performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. Recent scientific research and technology provide the medical community with new understandings…

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Cyst Removal

Cyst Removal

Cysts are benign growths that develop beneath the skin that contain fluid or solid material. They’re found mostly on the head and neck or trunk and arise from blocked hair follicles or skin trauma. They are usually painless but may become inflamed and tender. If a cyst becomes infected or repeatedly becomes inflamed it may…

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Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are harmless, soft, skin-colored growths that hang from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of tissue called a stalk. They most often occur in areas that are subject to friction, such as the neck, armpits, underneath the breasts or in the groin. They can occasionally become irritating or unsightly. Skin…

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Acne

Acne

Acne is a common disorder that causes whiteheads, blackheads and cysts on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. The cause of acne is often multi-factorial – resulting from a combination of hormones, bacteria, oil gland activity, and plugged hair follicles. Having an occasional acne pimple or cyst is normal for most people and can…

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Birthmarks

Birthmarks

Birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of superficial blood vessels or pigment cells. Different types of birthmarks include: Port wine stains are red to purple discolorations on the skin caused by swollen blood vessels. They may be removed with laser therapy. Hemangiomas or strawberry marks are flat red marks that appear in the first weeks…

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