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What issues does a dermatologist treat

What issues does a dermatologist treat?

At Borealis Dermatology, we are proud to provide a wide range of dermatology services. Our board-certified dermatologist has extensive training, allowing them to accurately diagnose and treat over 3,000 skin, hair, and nail diseases, as well as cosmetic concerns. 

Our services include everything from acne and lipoma removal to laser treatments and aesthetician services. All services are completed by our experienced and highly-trained professionals. With their unique training and experience, our dermatologists can provide you with the best care.

Medical Dermatology Issues & Treatments

  • ABSCESS (BOILS). Boil is the non-medical term for an abscess. There are two main types of abscesses- furuncle and carbuncle. If an abscess is large or interfering with your lifestyle, you may need to have it drained. Abscess drainage is a minor procedure performed in an office, where the area is numbed and incised slightly to drain its content.

  • ACNE. Acne is a skin condition where your hair follicles or skin pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. When your acne becomes severe the cysts become inflamed, causing irritation and pain. Acne treatments vary depending on the severity of the acne.

  • ECZEMA. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a skin condition that causes dry skin, rashes, and extreme itching leaving red blotches and blisters when scratched at. As a complex condition with no definitive cure, eczema treatments are primarily about managing the conditions to relieve the symptoms.

  • LIPOMA. Lipoma is a benign (noncancerous) lump made up of fat cells. Most lipomas are surgically removed with simple surgical excision. 

  • PSORIASIS. Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees, and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. Treatment options include prescription medications, biologics, and light therapy/phototherapy.

  • SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS. As a chronic form of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis can cause lasting damage to the hair follicles and hinder hair growth. After an evaluation, our doctor can prescribe a variety of treatments to help control your symptoms and alleviate your skin including prescription medications and topical corticosteroids.

Learn more about these and other medical dermatology services by visiting our service page.

Surgical And Procedural Dermatology

  • CRYOTHERAPY. Cryotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that freezes skin-surface-level lesions like skin tags and warts using liquid nitrogen. A precise spray of liquid nitrogen (LN2) destroys the lesions and helps save areas around the lesion or growth to reduce scarring.

  • ELECTRODESICCATION. Electrodesiccation is a minor procedure that heats the cells to remove their water content, destroying any signs of benign and/or precancerous growths. Great for treating benign skin growths, precancerous skin conditions (actinic keratosis), and low-risk superficial basal or squamous cell carcinoma.

  • MOLE REMOVAL. Mole removal is a type of procedure that removes bothersome, unattractive, and/or possibly cancerous moles. At Borealis Dermatology, two methods are used to remove a mole: shave removal and surgical excision.

  • SKIN CANCER TREATMENTS. Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer, affecting more than one million Americans every year. Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cells, and melanoma are the most common types of skin cancer. Regardless of the type, early detection is of utmost importance in treating and preventing the spread of these conditions. Treatments vary depending on the type and severity. Treatment options include Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Surgical Excision, Electrodesiccation, and Cryotherapy amongst others.

Borealis Dermatology is a team of dermatologists and estheticians that offer a myriad of medical & beauty treatments. If you or a loved one is concerned about a skin condition, visit one of our offices located conveniently in the Long Island area. Our office also offers aesthetic and Medispa treatments that can rejuvenate your skin and bring back a radiant and healthy face and body. Call our office at (516) 246-8800 and find out more about our service options.

What issues does a dermatologist treat?