We perform mole removal, skin tag excisions, cryosurgery of warts and keratosis, skin cancer surgery for treatment of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. We also perform ear lobe repair for correction of stretched or elongated earlobe.
Skin Cancer: Skin Cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. It is estimated that more than one million Americans develop skin cancer every year. Over exposure to sunlight (including tanning) is the main cause of skin cancer especially when it results in sunburn and blistering. Fair-skinned people who sunburn easily are at particularly high risk for skin cancer. Develop a regular routine to inspect your body for any skin changes. If any growth, mole, sore or skin discoloration appears suddenly, or begins to change, see your dermatologist.
Actinic Keratoses: Actinic Keratoses (AK’s) are considered the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer. They are common lesions of the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin), and are caused by long-term exposure to sunlight. Chronic sun exposure causes skin cells to change size, shape, and the way they are organized. The typical AK lesion is a dry, scaly, and rough skin-colored to reddish-brown “bump” on the skin. AK lesions may range from the size of a pinhead to larger than a quarter.
Acne: Acne is the term for clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and deeper (cysts or nodules), that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. While not a life threatening condition, acne can be upsetting and disfiguring. Acne can also lead to serious and permanent scarring.
Seborrheic Dermatitis: This condition is a red, scaly, itchy rash in various locations on the body. The scalp, sides of the nose, eyebrows, eyelids and the skin behind the ears and middle of the chest are the most common sites. Other areas, such as the navel (belly button) and skin folds under the arms, breasts, groin and buttocks, may also be involved. These areas have the highest concentration of sebaceous glands. This condition is most common in three age groups-infancy, when it’s called “cradle cap,” middle age, and the elderly. Seborrheic dermatitis is also common in people with oily skin or hair. It may also be seen in people with psoriasis.
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a persistent skin disease that got its name from the Greek word for “itch.” The skin becomes inflamed, producing red, thickened areas with silvery scales, most often on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. The cause is unknown. However, recent discoveries point to an abnormality in the functioning of key white cells in the blood stream triggering inflammation in the skin. Because of the inflammation, the skin sheds too rapidly, every three to four days. Psoriasis cannot be passed from one person to another, though it is more likely to occur in people whose family members have it. Approximately 150,000 new cases occur each year.
Warts: Warts are non-cancerous, skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts are usually skin-colored and feel rough to the touch, but they can be dark, flat, and smooth. The appearance of a wart depends on where it is growing.
Eczema: Eczema is term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with an often inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma or hay fever. Eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does the rash most commonly occurs on the face, knees, hands, or feet. It may also affect other areas as well. Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to unknown triggers. In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma. Although there is no cure, most people can effectively manage their disease with medical treatment and by avoiding irritants. The condition is not contagious and can’t be spread from person to person.
2466 East Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey 08361
Phone: (856) 691.3442
Fax: (856) 691.6582
6106 Black Horse Pike Unit B2
Egg Harbor TWP, New Jersey 08234
Phone: (609) 484.8700
Fax: (609) 484.8711
504 Lippincott Drive
Marlton, New Jersey 08053
Phone: (856) 751.9560
Fax: (856) 751.5912