Our specialists at Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners employ their vast expertise to treat the complete range of skin conditions, irritations, growths and reactions. Some of the most common diagnoses we treat are below. If your skin is troubling you or if you simply have questions or concerns, please come in and see one of our expert team.
Acne vulgaris (cystic acne or simply acne) is a common skin disease which can be treated in a number of ways. We use the following approaches and more to address and control acne.
- topical products to prevent pores from becoming clogged
- topical and oral antibiotics to kill Proprionobacterium acnes, a bacteria that contributes to acne
- anti-inflammatory medications
- Accutane or isotretinoin for severe cases
Images of common Acne can be found here at DermAtlas
Cutaneous Infections or infections of the skin come in many forms. Some of the more common types of infections are bacterial infections, fungal infections, parasitic infections, viral infections.
Our professionals have experience in evaluating and treating each of these categories of infection and we are standing by to help you find the relief and healing you deserve.
Eczema is a general term for any type of dermatitis or “itchy rash”. There are several skin diseases that are eczemas; a partial list of eczemas includes: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema and seborrheic dermatitis. All types of eczemas cause itching and redness and some will blister, weep or peel.
Some of the many treatments we employ include: moisturizers and anti-itch products, topical cortisones and anti-inflammatories, skin allergy testing, systemic cortisones and other internal therapies for severe cases.
If you are suffering from any form of eczema come and see one of our specialists today.
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is not contagious.
There are five types of psoriasis. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body and is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.
Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the U.S. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.
Rosacea is a chronic disorder primarily of the facial skin, which typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. Rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. This is the condition, called rhinophyma.
If you are experiencing the signs of rosacea, come see one of our professionals today.
Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way. Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart.
Our specialists have a variety of therapies to treat and remove warts. If you have warts come and see us today.