Skin Cancer Screenings
Skin cancer screening exams, oftentimes referred to as full body skin exams, are the best way to catch melanoma and other skin cancers early- when they’re easiest to treat. Everyone is a candidate for a skin cancer screening, although some are considered more of an at risk population.
-Red or blonde hair
-Fair skin, freckles, light-colored eyes
-History of frequent or intense sun exposure
-Family history of melanoma
-Personal history of basal cell and/or squamous cell skin cancers
During the exam, you will be asked to put on a medical gown in order to be able to examine your entire body. Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body.
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Skin lesions need to be excised for various reasons. If a spot/area is suspicious it may be biopsied and sent off to the lab for further examination.
Skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma need to be removed to prevent them from growing and becoming unmanageable. Other reasons skin lesions are excised include cosmetic appearance, to remove an inflamed lesion, or recurrent infection.
During your consultation, your healthcare provider will thoroughly examine the lesion of concern and discuss the best treatment options for you.
The most common question we get asked is “Why do I have acne?” It is not a straight forward answer- but causative agents are bacteria, inflammation, and hormones.
After doing a thorough assessment, you and your healthcare provider will discuss the best way to target your type of acne. Ranging from prescription strength topical soaps and lotions, to oral systemic medications – including, but not limited to Accutane.
Rosacea is a common skin condition in the acne family that often begins with facial flushing and redness. It is chronic, but treatable and typically affects the central face.
Signs of Rosacea include:
-Bumps & pimples
-Visible blood vessels
The true cause of rosacea is still up for debate. We know it is inflammatory in nature, with potentially an overgrowth of demodex as a contributing factor.
Treatment of rosacea is multi-faceted, and varies from one patient to another. A range of oral and topical medications can be used to treat the various signs and symptoms associated with rosacea.
Psoriasis is a chronic disease related to the immune system. The skin cells in people with psoriasis grow at an abnormally fast rate, which causes the buildup of psoriatic lesions.
There are several types of psoriasis:
Treating your psoriasis is important for effective disease management, reducing your risk for comorbidities and improving your overall health and quality of life. Here at the Dermatology Center of Connecticut we will work with you to set personal goals for managing your psoriasis.
There are a broad range of treatment options for those diagnosed with psoriasis ranging from prescription strength topical medications and phototherapy, to oral medications and biologics.
Eczema is extremely common, and with modern day medicine- manageable. Over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema.
Eczema and its symptoms are different for everyone. It doesn’t discriminate as it affects both adults and children.
Common symptoms are:
-Dry, sensitive skin
-Red, inflamed skin
-Moderate to severe itching
-Dark colored patches of skin
-Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
-Oozing or crusting
-Areas of swelling
While there is no cure for eczema, there are many treatment options. Depending on age and severity of eczema, treatments include over-the-counter remedies, prescription topical medications, phototherapy, immunosuppressants, and biologic drugs.
The most common types of hair loss are:
During your appointment, lab work may be ordered and/or a biopsy of your scalp may be performed. After a thorough consultation and determination of the cause of hair loss, there is a wide range of treatment options from prescription topical medications, oral medications, injections, and platelet rich plasma.
Whether you have an acute onset rash, or one that you’ve been struggling with on and off your entire life, we are here to help. We offer a variety of treatment options, from prescription strength topical medications, oral medications, injections, and PATCH testing.
PATCH testing refers to having strips containing the 35 most common allergens placed on your back to see what you react to. It is a simple procedure to help diagnose allergic contact dermatitis and identify the causative agent(s).
There are different types of warts:
Over-the-counter wart removal medications typically are not effective at treating warts. In-office treatment options include cryotherapy, electrodessication, immunotherapy, and prescription strength topical medications.
Dermatology Center of Connecticut
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60 Church Street, Unit 4B
Wallingford, CT 06492
We are located in the Yalesville section of Wallingford- off Route 68.
There are two Church Streets in Wallingford so we advise patients if it is your first time seeing us, to enter the cross street North Plains Industrial Road into your GPS to ensure you are traveling to the correct location.
From 91, we are off exit 15.
From the Merritt, we are off exit 66.
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