Responsible for key functions, the skin plays a vital role in our overall health. Skin disorders not only make the skin less efficient carrying out its processes, they can create cosmetic concerns. Blemishes caused by an acne flare up, raised cysts, and red, irritated patches and lesions can cause discomfort as well as psychological distress. This is often compounded by the fact that successful skin treatment rarely follows a single formula.
When treating medical skin disorders, Dr. Judith Hellman focuses on designing a treatment plan based on the individual needs of the patient. Dr. Hellman understands how stressful a medical skin problem can be. Her experience and patient-centered approach is the cornerstone to her Manhattan practice, where she strives to offer the best care possible for all types of diagnoses.
Everybody has had a blemish or pimple at some point, but when the problem persists, it can create frustration and insecurity. A case of active acne can be treated with topical and oral medications, as well with cutting-edge laser technologies.
Although unsightly, a cyst is generally a benign mass. It can, however, cause significant discomfort. When inflamed, a cyst can be painful to the touch. These growths, which can occur anywhere on the body, can be surgically removed in an outpatient procedure.
Eczema and Allergic Reactions
Stress, seasonal changes, skincare products, and other environmental factors can cause or exacerbate certain skin conditions. If you are suffering from chronic skin irritations, it is important get a proper diagnosis so the condition can be managed effectively.
The most common type of cancer, skin cancers–specifically non-melanomas–can also be the most treatable forms. When detected early, the cancerous tissue can be removed using Mohs surgery, resulting in a high cure rate. If you notice a suspicious mole, have it evaluated and treated immediately.
Skin Tags and Other Benign Moles
Small growths or masses of skin, known as skin tags, are typically a cosmetic issue and can be easily removed. Although skin tags and most moles are harmless and do not pose a health threat, it is advisable to have them checked out, particularly if you note a change in size or shape.
Other Skin Conditions
In addition to treating acne and moles, a dermatologist is specialized to treat other skin-related issues such as nail fungus and hair loss. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hellman can determine a treatment plan to address problems with the nails and hair.
These unattractive growths are caused by a virus and can be difficult to control. Warts are best treated by a dermatologist, who can determine an aggressive course of action that will stop the warts from growing or spreading. Dr. Hellman uses topical treatments, freezing, and lasers to eradicate warts.