Skin CanceR Screening and Prevention
Whether you've had a lifetime of sun exposure, have a family member with skin cancer, have a concerning spot on your skin, or simply have multiple moles, a full skin check from a board certified dermatologist is the best way to make sure you're up to date with skin cancer screening and prevention. Click here to learn more.
Rashes and inflammatory skin disease
Rashes and inflammatory skin diseases are a Dermatologist's specialty. There are thousands of different rashes and disorders that can affect your skin. Some of these, like acne and psoriasis, are more common; while others, like lupus or dermatomyositis, are more rare. No matter what your concern, trust your care to a doctor with the training to best help get you feeling better.
Lupus of the skin
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
And many more...
Roughly 9500 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer each day, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Luckily, most skin cancers can be cured with surgical removal or destruction in a simple in-office procedure. For cases that require referral for Mohs surgery, you will only be referred to fellowship trained Mohs surgeons.
There are a number of benign lesions that can be cosmetically or physically irritating to patients. These include cysts, lipomas, seborrheic keratosis, skin tags, angiomas, and others. At times these can be surgically removed or destroyed to improve comesis or relieve irritation.
Platelet Rich Plasma
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma, or ‘PRP’, is a product obtained by separating out the valuable platelet layer of your own blood, which contains many restorative growth factors. As the name indicates, PRP is part of the processed blood sample that contains almost no red blood cells, but rather is blood plasma that has a high concentration of platelet cells. These platelets have numerous growth factors that help to boost growth of hair follicles when used for hair restoration, or to stimulate collagen when used with microneedling.
How is PRP obtained?
The PRP is collected by using a routine blood draw procedure, similar to when you have blood drawn for other doctor’s visits. Once the blood is collected into the tubes specialized for PRP, it is then placed in a high-speed centrifuge device where the red blood cells are separated from the platelet rich layer. This PRP layer is then drawn into syringes ready to use for clinical treatments.
How is PRP administered?
For hair restoration, the PRP layer is separated into syringes and injected directly into the scalp around the base of the hair follicles. Typically, treatments are given 1 month apart, and at least 3 treatments are recommended to get optimal results. With microneedling, the PRP can be used topically during or immediately after treatment with the microneedling device. It can also be injected directly for facial rejuvenation.