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ACNE

While acne is most commonly associated with teenagers, Astoria Dermatology knows that acne can occur at any age. Cysts, whiteheads, and clogged pores can be tiresome and impact your daily routine, keeping you from feeling completely confident in your skin.

Acne manifests differently in each individual, so treatment may vary from person-to-person. Come see our dermatologist for a consultation to find out what would be the best plan for you.

Treatment Plans:

Photodynamic Therapy

Chemical Peels

Microneedling

BIRTHMARKS

Port-Wine stains, Café au lait spots, congenital moles—birthmarks come in all shapes, sizes and colors. While most birthmarks are harmless, some should be monitored for changes in shape and coloration.

Our dermatologist may recommend removal if a birthmark seems concerning Schedule an appointment at Astoria Dermatology for a general exam to have your birthmark evaluated.

Treatment Plans:

General Exam

EXCESSIVE SWEATING

Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating can be an uncomfortable, embarrassing condition. Individuals with hyperhidrosis can find themselves sweating even when they’re body is at rest in a cool environment.

Oral medications can be a treatment option, as well as Botox, which can decrease sweating for up to six months after each treatment.

Treatment Plans:

Botox

GROWTHS

Most skin growths such as skin tags and moles are benign; they can be pigmented, textured, or skin-colored.

If you have skin growths, it is important to schedule a yearly general exam with our dermatologist. Growths may be removed and sent to a pathology lab if the dermatologist feels that it is necessary.

Treatment Plans:

General Exam

PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that results in itchy, scaly, red or silver patches of skin. These patches can be found anywhere on the body and can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing for those who have it.

While there is no cure currently available, there are new, innovative treatment options for your psoriasis. Schedule a consultation with our dermatologist to learn more about solutions to get your psoriatic symptoms under control.

Treatment Plans:

Excimer Laser

RASHES

Rashes have many underlying causes and when they suddenly appear, they can be very worrisome for the patient. Schedule an appointment with our dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash

Treatment Plans:

General Exam

ROSACEA

Do your cheeks or your nose always look flushed? Rosacea is a common skin condition that manifests as redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes pustule breakouts that can often be confused with acne.

While scientists are still unsure of the exact cause of rosacea, there are current topical and oral medications available to reduce symptoms. Our dermatologist recommends that you apply sunscreens with titanium and zinc everyday, including in the winter, to reduce flare-ups. Chemical peels and microneedling can also improve overall complexion. Schedule an appointment with our dermatologist to see what treatment regimen would be best for you.

Treatment Plans:

Chemical Peels

Microneedling

SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer can be caused by any number of reasons, including genetics and overexposure to UV rays from sunlight or tanning beds.

You should always monitor any skin growths you have for changes in size, shape, or color. Doing an annual skin exam with our dermatologist ensures that malignant growths are caught early. For patients with a family history of skin cancer, exams every six months are recommended. Precancerous lesions on sun damaged skin may be treated with photodynamic therapy.

If you have any concerns about a skin growth, don’t wait to schedule an appointment to have it examined.

Treatment Plans:

General Exam

Photodynamic Therapy

VITILIGO

Vitiligo appears as white patches of skin that can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly in a somewhat symmetrical pattern on the face, neck and hands. People of all backgrounds can have vitiligo, but it is more apparent on darker complexions due to the stark difference in pigmentation.

Vitiligo is caused by the immune system attacking the pigmentation cells (melanocytes) in your skin. Astoria Dermatology offers vitiligo patients the option of using excimer laser treatments to induce repigmentation. Our dermatologist will evaluate your skin and recommend the best treatment regimen for you.

Treatment Plans:

Excimer Laser

WARTS

Warts can appear in different places around your body and while they are relatively harmless growths, they can be a nuisance to get rid of. Caused by a virus, warts can be treated with over-the-counter medications, but if these medications are not working, come see our dermatologist for other removal options such as paring, freezing, and chemical destruction.

Treatment Plans:

General Exam