How the Pharos Excimer Laser Treats Psoriasis

OC Skin Institute offers a cosmetic laser treatment to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo. For mild to moderate psoriasis, this UV laser targets active lesions only. This laser also delivers concentrated light which is beneficial because it promotes quicker results. It is also recommended by board-certified dermatologists in treating difficult areas such …

What to Know About Rashes That are Called Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common type of skin rash that is most often seen in infants and adults between the ages of 30 and 60. The rash, which is harmless, may appear reddish in color, have a yellow or white scaly crust, and give the skin a greasy, swollen appearance. Causes of Seborrheic Dermatitis: …

What is Telangiectasia and What are Effective Dermatologic Treatments?

Frequently referred to as spider veins, telangiectasia is a common medical condition marked by a widening of small blood vessels near the skin’s surface. Affected veins, which can measure from 1 to 3 millimeters in width, are known as telangiectases. Telangiectases typically appear as clusters of thin red or pink streaks that resemble a spider’s …

Adult Acne Symptoms and Treatment

Acne is the most common skin problem in America. As a result, there is much information regarding acne available. However, not all of this information is accurate. Those who wish to have clearer skin should visit Calabasas dermatologist Dr. Tony Nakhla for professional treatment, instead of self help methods at home. Some people think you …

Causes and Treatments for Leg Veins

Varicose veins are tortuous, enlarged veins that bulge above the skin’s surface while spider veins are spindly, small veins that branch like spider webs. Both are undesirable. Both chronic venous diseases may appear blue, purple or red and feel uncomfortable, itchy or painful. People who have varicose or spider veins have a higher risk of …

What to Do About Diaper Rashes

A baby is likely to develop a diaper rash during infancy despite how carefully caregivers attend to his hygiene. Antibiotics taken by a baby or his breastfeeding mother increase the likelihood of the baby developing a diaper rash. Other risk factors include having diarrhea, sleeping in a soiled diaper and starting solid foods. Mild Diaper …

Types of Rashes

Many people believe that all rashes are the same, so they tend to treat them with hydrocortisone cream or oral antihistamines. However, a dermatologist knows that rashes differ in terms of clinical manifestation. Some rashes are concentrated in one area while others occur on all parts of the body. There are rashes that disappear after …

Types of Psoriasis & Treatment with the Pharos Excimer Laser

Patients who suffer from psoriasis need a treatment plan tailored to their specific kind of psoriasis. There are seven types of psoriasis a board-certified dermatologist or skin care specialist can potentially see. Plaque Psoriasis or Psoriasis Vulgaris Plaque psoriasis is the most common variety of psoriasis, afflicting 80 percent of patients. Plaque psoriasis is characterized …

Hemangiomas & Infants, Toddlers and Babies

Hemangiomas are benign tumors comprised of a tangled mass of blood vessels. They are most common in Caucasian infants, especially fair-skinned females. The exact cause of hemangiomas is not known; however, they do not appear to be associated with heredity, environmental factors, or activities during pregnancy. Signs and Symptoms of Hemangiomas: Most infants develop hemangiomas …

What You Can Do About Alopecia Hair Loss

While there are no Food and Drug Administration-approved treatments for hair loss caused by alopecia, a variety of drugs approved for other conditions may help some patients with alopecia slow the rate of hair loss and even regrow hair. Corticosteroid Injections: The corticosteroids are injected directly into the bald patches of skin every four to …