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Conditions and Treatments 2017-02-21T16:27:12+00:00
dermatologist

Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapies

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Dr. Turchin and her team provide a wide variety of treatments to address your skin conditions.

Services include:

  • Medical and Surgical treatment
  • Clinical trials and research
  • Phototherapy (nbUVB)
  • Patch testing
  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)
  • Full body mole mapping (FotoFinder)
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser treatment of warts
  • Laser treatment of vascular lesions, rosacea and leg veins
  • Laser skin rejuvenation and skin tightening
skin therapy

FotoFinder

fotofinder_equipo_torremolesFotoFinder is a mole mapping system that uses a computer to create a set of photos of your moles. This mapping can be useful in identifying new moles and in observing changes in existing moles. This service is particularly beneficial to people with large numbers of moles, those with a family history of skin cancer, and anyone with an existing or previous BCC, SCC or melanoma.

The high resolution of the images allows for close monitoring  of your moles.

Phototherapy

Phototherapy involves exposing skin to artificial UV light in a controlled environment, using small doses over a period of time. The treatment can be beneficial for a variety of conditions including psoriasis and eczema.

Patch testing

Patch testing can be useful in determining the cause of a contact allergy such as allergic contact dermatitis. Patch testing is different from skin prick tests that are used to determine allergies such as hay fever or food allergies. With a patch test, a number of strips are applied to the back and remain in place for 48 hours. The strips are removed and 48-72 hours later, the dermatologist will be able to ‘read’ the results and determine the allergens.

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Other conditions

Warts

There are a variety of warts and mollusca.

Warts can appear anywhere on the body and, depending on the location, can cause pain or discomfort.

This may be especially true of plantar warts that appear on the feet and can be difficult to treat at home.

Mollusca are generally small and painless and can look like tiny pearls.

Both warts and mollusca have the potential to spread on the body and to others.

Treatment

Depending on the location and severity, treatment may include:

  • Acids
  • Freezing
  • Creams
  • Surgery
  • Laser

Rosacea

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition. It is most often seen in adults over the age of 30 and may begin as a tendency to blush easily. The condition can progress to areas of pimples and visible blood vessels on the face and may appear rash-like.

Treatments may include:

  • Antibiotic creams
  • Vasoconstrictive creams
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Laser

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a condition that usually appears in the underarms, on the palms of hands or soles of feet. The condition may be an ongoing issue or one that is triggered by heat or stress.

Treatments may include:

  • Topical or oral antiperspirants (over the counter or prescription)
  • Iontophoresis
  • Botox injections in the underarms
  • Surgery or laser treatments where warranted by severity

Hirsutism

Hirsutism is the overproduction of hair, in women, most often on the face, chin and neck. The condition can either be hereditary or caused by an illness or hormone imbalance.

Treatment

Treatment will vary depending on the underlying cause but may include:

  • Oral medication
  • Laser hair removal

Photoaging

Photoaging is premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV). This includes natural UV from sunlight but also artificial UV sources including tanning beds. Photoaging is different from normal aging and often presents in people fairly early in life, even in the teens. It may appear as fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, and frown lines on the forehead; spider veins on the nose, cheeks, and neck; or pigmented spots, such as freckles, solar lentigines (known as age or liver spots, although they are unrelated to the liver), and an uneven skin colour.

Treatments may include:

  • Sun protection
  • Topical creams
  • Laser
  • Lifestyle changes may also be prescribed to reduce the risk of further damage.

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratoses are red, rough, scaling spots that appear on sun-exposed areas and normally a few at a time. They may sometimes appear on the lower lip and may itch or sting. Actinic keratosis is a disruption in the normal development of cells in the upper layer of skin resulting from sun exposure. Fair-skinned people and people over the age of 40 who have had excessive sun exposure are most at risk.

Treatments may include:

  • Cryotherapy (freezing of the lesion with liquid nitrogen)
  • Surgical removal
  • Creams
  • The recommended treatment will vary depending on location and number of affected spots.

Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition and can affect anyone, at virtually any age. It can result from pores clogged by oil, skin cells and a buildup of bacteria, called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). The general term is used to describe blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts.

Treatments may include:

  • Prescription medications including topical and oral antibiotics
  • Hormonal agents
  • Isotretinoin
  • The recommended treatment will depend on the severity of your acne.