Medical Dermatology

Advanced Associates in Dermatology provides diagnostic, treatment, and management options for a wide range of medical and surgical dermatology conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. These diagnostic services are common for complicated disorders in children and adult patients of all ages. Medical dermatology disorders can lead to diseases that may cause further health problems sometimes manifested internally or externally. Dr. Soares treats children and adults who may experience severe medical dermatology conditions which include the treatments below.

Houston Skin‍‍‍ Cancer evaluation and treatment

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative.

Acne Treatment

Acne is a condition that occurs due to the overproduction of sebum, an oily substance produced by sebaceous glands beneath the skin’s surface. Normally, sebum flows out of hair follicles onto the skin, acting as a natural moisturizer. However, when hair follicles become blocked by sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria, acne can develop.

Acne typically starts during puberty and can worsen during adolescence. It affects approximately 85 percent of individuals between the ages of 12 and 25, with as many as 20 million teenagers experiencing the condition. Acne can also appear in some newborns and may persist beyond the age of 30. Increased levels of the hormone androgen during puberty contribute to excess sebum production. The combination of sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria allows for the growth of P. acnes, leading to the formation of comedones, which are enlarged hair follicles.

The treatment can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Treatment may involve a combination of oral medications and topical drugs applied to the skin. The specific medications and approach is determined based on the individual’s condition and needs.

Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect various organs on the body, including the skin, heart, muscles, and bones.

Externally, psoriasis is characterized by the rapid reproduction of skin cells, resulting in thicker-than-normal skin. The most recognizable symptom is the presence of red plaques with silvery scales, which can easily bleed if scratched or picked off. These plaques commonly appear on the arms, legs, hands, feet, elbows, and knees.

Psoriasis also involves long-term inflammation in the skin and a mildly disrupted skin barrier, which can increase the risk of chronic infections.

Prescription treatment options such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, immunosuppressives and biologics are available, as well as clinical trials for cutting edge treatments. Schedule an appointment to see what treatment options are best for you.

Moles (Nevi)

Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life.

Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea primarily affects individuals with fair skin between the ages of 30 and 65.

It is characterized by chronic inflammation and abnormal blood vessel response to dilating stimuli. It is important to note that rosacea is not a form of acne or infection, contrary to some misconceptions.

While rosacea cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed. Individuals with rosacea may also experience blemishes that resemble acne, leading them to use harsh acne products. However, the skin of those with rosacea is highly reactive to inflammation triggers, including many acne products. Therefore, it is crucial to exercise caution and consult a medical provider to determine the most suitable treatment options for your specific needs. Additionally, wearing sunscreen daily is essential in managing rosacea

Rashes

A rash is a change in the skin that can occur for various reasons. It can be limited to a specific area or affect the entire body. Rashes can manifest as alterations in skin color, appearance, or texture, and may cause symptoms such as itching, warmth, bumps, dryness, blisters, cracks, or pain. Due to the wide range of rashes, the causes and treatments can vary significantly, and a proper diagnosis is necessary to identify specific conditions.

While some rashes can be diagnosed and treated with over-the-counter topical steroid creams like hydrocortisone, it’s important to note that these creams primarily address symptoms on the surface of the skin and may not penetrate deeper layers. If the rash is severe or persists, it is advisable to consult a medical provider for a proper diagnosis and to discuss the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific situation. They can provide guidance on additional treatments or interventions that may be necessary.

Warts

Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless.

Location

Spring, Texas

281-385-8189

28517 Spring Trails Ridge
Ste #110
Spring, Texas 77386
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