This is the most common skin disease of childhood, affecting almost everyone to some degree. In severe cases, there can be permanent scarring. Fortunately, many effective treatments are available to bring this distressing condition under control.
This chronic yet largely benign facial skin condition is characterized by ruddy cheeks, pink scaly patches and broken blood vessels, along with small areas of acne and tiny pustules or groups of cysts. It is estimated to affect at least 14 million Americans, although many people don’t even realize they have it, and can be difficult – but not impossible – to treat. Topical and oral medications can control the flares, and our advanced lasers can eliminate the “red”.
These small, scaly spots on sun exposed areas are precursors to skin cancer. They can be successfully destroyed with cryotherapy or topical creams.
This is an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own hair follicles. Small roundish hairless areas of the scalp or other body areas appear rapidly, and can progress to total hair loss. All age groups including infants can be affected, and treatments include steroid injections and topical medications.
Aging Skin Changes
Dr. Haber assists patients in the fight against aging. Rejuvenating skin care products, superficial as well as deep chemical peels, and the most advanced skin rejuvenating lasers in the world can all be used to help turn the clock back on the fine lines and pigment changes associated with aging and sun damage.
This is a type of eczema that begins in early childhood and is usually associated with asthma, skin infections, and a variety or other signs and symptoms. It is at its worst in winter months, when the air becomes cold and dry. While not curable, there are many safe and effective treatments for this condition, and is an active area of clinical research.
The two most common types of birthmarks are pigmented moles (nevi) and vascular growths (hemangiomas and port wine stains.) Moles are potentially dangerous growths that should be evaluated on a regular basis, particularly after puberty. Hemangiomas and port wine stains can be disfiguring and painful, and can be successfully treated with lasers.
Hair Restoration Surgery
If you’re concerned about your hair loss, you are not alone. Over 20 million men in the United States are balding, along with millions of women, and all but a few would like to restore a fuller head of hair. For some people, the search for a cure unfortunately leads to a variety of worthless and sometimes damaging treatments and products. We can help you make the right decision.
This is a type of eczema localized to the hands, and generally represents a contact sensitivity to one of many allergens in the environment. The condition can be debilitating and even require a change in career. Proper evaluation and treatment is essential.
This is a common viral eruption also known as “cold sores” on the lips, but can cause a blistering rash anywhere on the body, including the genital area. The eruptions are recurrent, and can be painful. Effective treatments are available to decrease the frequency and severity of these eruptions.
This blistering rash represents a reactivation of childhood chicken pox. It usually occurs in the elderly, but can occur at any age and involve any part of the body. Prompt treatment is important to reduce the risk of long term pain.
Hives or Urticaria are red welts that are itchy and appear and disappear on different parts of the body over a period of hours. Hives represent an allergic reaction of some sort, but the offending substance can be difficult to identify. Treatment consists of oral antihistamines.
This is a common skin infection generally limited to young children. A yellowish discharge is often seen over an area of eczema. Prompt treatment with topical or oral medications is necessary.
These are common blistering rashes of contact sensitivity to plants, generally seen during the summer months. The contents of the blisters will NOT spread the rash. Topical treatments will usually clear up this annoying eruption.
These are common blistering rashes of contact sensitivity to plants, generally seen during the summer months. The contents of the blisters will NOT spread the rash. Topical treatments will usually clear up this annoying eruption. .
This is a common skin disease in which thick scaly areas form most commonly on the scalp and extremities. Inherited 50% of the time, it can also appear after a strep infection in childhood. While there is no cure, there are many effective topical and oral treatments.
Razor Bumps, or Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a medical term for persistent irritation caused by shaving. If left untreated this can sometimes cause keloid scarring in the beard area for African American men.
This is a very itchy rash caused by invisible parasites that live in the skin, and can be seen from infancy to the elderly. Very contagious, and often tricky to diagnose, effective treatments exist.
Seborrheic keratoses are raised growths on the skin. There may be just one or clusters of dozens, and can be skin colored or darker. Seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous growths of the outer layer of skin. A main feature of seborrheic keratoses is their waxy, “pasted-on” or “stuck-on” appearance.
Three main types of skin cancer exist. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common of all malignancies, and also the most curable. Squamous cell carcinoma is less common, and along with basal cell carcinoma occurs almost exclusive on sun exposed areas of the body, particularly in areas where there have been sunburns. Malignant melanoma is one of the most deadly of all cancers, and often occurs in areas of the body never exposed to sunlight. Any changing growth on the skin, including a change in color, shape, or size, should be seen by a Dermatologist as soon as possible.
This is a common, harmless skin condition, usually of young adults, caused by a type of fungus present on almost everyone. When activated, this fungus causes the skin to change color, either reddish, brownish, dark, light, or a combination. While not curable, it can be controlled with appropriate topical and oral medications.
These are viral growths that can occur on any part of the body, although they are particularly common on the hands and feet. Several visits for treatment with cryotherapy or lasers will generally eliminate these growths.