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Mohs Surgery: Treatment of Skin Cancer

Mohs Surgery: Treatment of Skin Cancer

What is Mohs Surgery? Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in a clinic under local anesthesia. The procedure is named after Dr. Frederick Mohs who developed it in the 1950s. It works by removing minimal layers of affected skin until skin...
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Seen By Dermatologists

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Seen By Dermatologists

STDs are commonly contracted through intimate contact with an infected person. However, one can also contract an STD during pregnancy, childbirth, needles, or blood transfusions. More than half of the population will have some type of STD at some point in their lives....
Can Psoriasis Be Treated?

Can Psoriasis Be Treated?

Psoriasis is a primarily genetic, chronic, auto-immune skin disease where affected individuals present with red plaques and silvery scales. Psoriasis is NOT contagious and is a result of an aberrantly functioning immune system. Psoriasis typically affects the scalp,...
The Many Forms of Eczema (Dermatitis)

The Many Forms of Eczema (Dermatitis)

Learn more about eczema and treatment options What is eczema (dermatitis)? Eczema is a skin condition that can cause the skin to swell, discolor, itch, dry out, or even blister. It takes the acumen of a board-certified physician dermatologist to determine which kind...