Medical Dermatology Services New Jersey
Acne – Acne is a very common condition that involves blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, and cysts appearing on the skin of the face and trunk. It can happen at any age but generally occurs most commonly in teenagers. It’s very important to treat acne early before scarring occurs. There are numerous treatments available to get your skin clear.
Actinic Keratosis – Actinic keratoses are pre -cancerous growths that show up on sun -exposed skin such as the face and arms. They often manifest as red scaly spots that are often better felt than seen. It’s important to get these treated so that they don’t turn into a squamous cell cancer.
Athletes Foot – Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that occurs on the bottom of the foot or in between the toes. It’s important to see a board -certified dermatologist as many other conditions can look similar.
Basal Cell Carcinoma – Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. At Geria Dermatology, we recommend routine skin exams to detect skin cancer as early as possible. The location, pathologic subtype, and and size will often determine what will be the best treatment.
Cold Sores – Cold sores, otherwise known as fever blisters, are due to a viral infection in the lips or around the mouth. These are often painful and noticeable to other people. Treatment for cold sores can be very effective and may help prevent further breakouts from happening.
Contact Dermatitis – Contact dermatitis refers to an allergic reaction of the skin after being exposed to an allergenic substance. This can be due to fragrances, preservatives, metals, dyes, etc…At Geria Dermatology, we recommend patch testing to determine the culprit ingredient.
Dandruff – Dandruff is often referred to as “dry scalp” which can manifest as red flaky skin throughout the scalp as well as the face. This condition can be socially embarrassing especially if one is wearing dark clothing. Schedule your appointment today at Geria Dermatology to discuss your treatment options.
Fungal Infections – Fungal infections are caused by microscopic organisms that reside in the top layers of the skin. They tend to occur in areas of the body that are warm and moist. Examples of fungal infections include ringworm, athlete’s foot, and nail fungus. Schedule your appointment today at Geria Dermatology to see if your rash could be due to fungus.
Melanoma – Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. It is the second most common form of cancer in people ages 15 -29 years old. Risk factors include: light skin and eyes, blistering sunburns in childhood, and family history, It’s important to get a skin cancer screening annually for those who are at risk. Schedule your skin cancer screening today at Geria Dermatology.
Melasma – Melasma is one of the most common causes of hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure and female hormones often play a role. In particular, women with darker skin tones are most at risk. Treatment often involves the use of sunscreen, lightening agents, and chemical peels. Schedule your appointment at Geria Dermatology to discuss your treatment options.
Molluscum Contagiosum – Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral infection that can affect children or be sexually transmitted between adults. They manifest as dome -shaped bumps often with a little hole in the center, resembling a donut. Treatment is very important to prevent the spread of this condition. Call Geria Dermatology today to discuss your best treatment options.
Nail Dystrophy – Nail dystrophy is a complex condition that can have several causes such as fungus, psoriasis, genetics, or due to frequent nail polish. It’s important to see a board -certified dermatologist to figure out the exact cause of this condition. Call or book online to schedule your appointment at Geria Dermatology.
Onychomycosis – onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail. It can affect the feet or hands, one nail or all of them. This infection will often result in a thickening and crumbling of the nail as well as a yellowish discoloration. Treatment is generally very effective. Book online today to discuss if your nail problem could be due to fungus.
Patch Testing – Patch testing is the method of choice for diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis. This involves getting adhesive patches placed on your back and then having it read after 48 hours. This will test for a variety of common allergens such as metals, fragrances, preservatives, rubbers, and others. Call Geria Dermatology to see if patch testing is needed for your skin condition.
Hyperpigmentation – Hyperpigmentation refers to dark spots that can be due to a variety of causes such as melasma, inflammation, or sun exposure. The most important thing to do is wear sunscreen everyday. Call Geria Dermatology to discuss your treatment options today.
Ringworm – Ringworm is a fungal infection of the scalp or body that most commonly occurs in young kids or athletes. Prompt treatment is critical to prevent transmission to other kids. Book online to schedule your appointment at Geria Dermatology today.
Shingles – Shingles is a viral reactivation of the chicken pox virus. It typically presents as a blistering painful rash on only one side of the body. Sometimes, the pain can persist even after the rash goes away. Call or book online to book your appointment at Geria Dermatology.
Skin Cancer – Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the USA. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Risk factors include light skin/hair/eye color, history of sunburns, and genetics. At Geria Dermatology, we recommend doing yearly skin cancer screenings for people at risk. Call Geria Dermatology for your appointment today.
Skin Tags – Skin tags are benign growths that appear in areas of friction such as the armpits, neck, and groin. Sometimes they may get caught on jewelry or get irritated. Removal is easy and painless. Skin tag removal is considered cosmetic and therefore not typically covered by medical insurance. Call Geria Dermatology to see if your growths are indeed skin tags and what are the treatment options.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type of skin cancer. Treatment usually depends on the location and pathologic subtype. The cure rate is very high as long as the lesion is promptly treated. Call Geria Dermatology to discuss your treatment options today.
Vitiligo – Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition which causes the skin to lose its pigment in certain areas. There are several well -recognized patterns of this condition. It can be particularly devastating in people with skin of color. Treatment can be challenging but often requires creams and/or narrowband phototherapy. Call Geria Dermatology to discuss your treatment options today.
Warts – Warts are contagious growths that are caused by the human papilloma virus. They can occur on almost any area of the skin including the face, feet, genitals, and scalp. Treatments include creams, shave removal, and cryotherapy. Call Geria Dermatology today to discuss your treatment options.