Medical Dermatology

Skin Facts

Your skin is the largest organ of your body that makes up approximately 16% of your body weight with a surface area of about two square yards. It is made up of several different components, including water, protein, lipids, and different minerals and chemicals. Your skin has several crucial jobs: to protect you from bacteria and viruses that cause infections, to regulate your body temperature, to help you sense the outside world such as whether it is hot or cold and wet or dry, and to protect you from environmental assaults.

Conditions that irritate, clog or inflame your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause many skin conditions. Skin problems are common for people of all ages and they affect your appearance. Whether you suffer with a rash, itchy skin, skin fungus, infection, skin bumps, or skin tags, there is treatment available for your troubling skin conditions. Call today and talk to one of our qualified dermatologists at Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena and together we will learn about your particular skin concerns and discuss the best methods to treat them.

Skin Conditions

Despite our skins resiliency, many things can go wrong with it and 10 percent of all doctor visits in our country are skin-related. Our skin is also prey to production problems such as too little or too much oil, melanin, or skin cells. Since our skin mirrors our general health, systemic conditions may be accompanied by dermatologic manifestations. Because skin disorders are so readily visible, dermatologic complaints are often the primary reason for patient visits. Many skin diseases are chronic and relapsing and can produce a surprising amount of disability.

Some of the most common skin diseases are:

  • Skin cancer
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Atopic eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Viral warts
  • Infective skin disorders
  • Benign and malignant neoplasms
  • Tumors
  • Vascular lesions
  • Leg ulcers
  • Contact dermatitis and other forms of eczema
  • Scabies and Pediculosis
  • Impetigo
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  • Nail fungus
  • Birth marks
  • Vascular lesions
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Melasma
  • Skin tags and growths
  • Vitiligo
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Excessive sweating

Our skin is continuously exposed to the environment and may be affected by a wide range of disorders including congenital diseases, inflammation, allergic reactions, infections, and tumors. Disorders of your skin may be divided into primary and secondary lesions. Primary lesions are those that appear immediately such as macules, papules, plaques, nodules, cysts, wheals, and pustules. Secondary lesions never appear originally but are the result of alterations in a primary lesion. Examples of secondary lesions are scales, crusts, fissures, erosions, ulcerations, and scars.

Treatments for Skin Conditions

The future of skin disease prevention and treatment is promising. With better understanding of the genetics of disease, researchers have discovered the causes of many common ailments and continued technological developments will ensure even better treatments in the future.

Some of the major advances in dermatology over the last decade include:

  • Revolutionary anti-acne medication and drugs that combat immune diseases
  • Advances in skin cancer awareness
  • New lasers and light sources engineered to improve skin appearance, texture, and tone
  • The development of Botulinum Exotoxin A and other fillers to decrease facial lines and creases
  • The crucial discovery of isotretinoin for the treatment of acne
  • Topical Immunomodulators
  • Systemic Biologics
  • Antifungal agents
  • Surgical updates such as Mohs Surgery

Call Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena today for an examination of your skin or to consult with us if you have been diagnosed with skin cancer.

If you have been ignoring an annoying skin condition or if you are unsure of what skin problem you have, why wait any longer to get help? Your skin problem at worst could be dangerous or pre-cancerous so call us today at Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena and our skilled dermatologists can provide the latest and best curative skin care treatments for people of all ages. Treatment modalities change and improve and problems that resisted treatment in years past may now respond to new therapies. If your do not like what you see when you look in your mirror, ease your mind and call us for an appointment today.

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Our treatment suites are equipped with the latest dermatological lasers, for advanced, safe, comfortable treatment of your skin's medical and cosmetic needs. Our in-house Acne Treatment Center offers complete care for all ages and acne stages. We offer a full line of skin care products designed to suit your unique...

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