Laser / surgical
Performed by trained dermatologists and plastic surgeons, a number of in-office body improvement procedures can be integrated into aesthetic routines to maximize patients’ physical appearance. Treatment options include body contouring, skin resurfacing, hair removal and more, all executed without the use of invasive surgical procedures. As a result, discomfort is virtually eliminated and recovery time is little to none.
Psoriasis x-trac ultra
Psoriasis is one of the most common skin care afflictions today, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Most common in those ages 15-35, psoriasis generally shows itself as red patches of skin with white, flaky scales, typically appearing on the elbows, knees and midsection. Though a genetic disease, psoriasis is not contagious. Those diagnosed with the disease can undergo a variety of treatments including topicals, light therapies, lasers (such as Xtrac Ultra Photomedex), biologics(such as Stelara, Enbrel and Humira), and gels to ease discomfort and aid in appearance.
Acne / skin solutions
The most common dermatology procedures and remedies, general skin care and acne treatments are developed based on patient history, lifestyle and problem severity. This one-on-one approach ensure each treatment plan is as unique as the individual patient, increasing the outcome of results and helping deliver fresh, clean, clear skin for life.
cosmetic skin care
Skin cancer accounts for more than half of all cases of cancer in the U.S., with more than 2 million people being diagnosed with basal and squamous cell skin cancer annually. An additional 75,000 develop melanomas—the most serious type—each year.
Most non-melanoma skin cancer outbreaks occur on sun-exposed areas such as the face, lips, back and hands. These basal or squamous cell cancers rarely spread and, with early detection, are typically treatable.
Like these types of skin cancer, melanoma is usually curable if detected early—however, it is the most dangerous type, accounting for 75% of all skin cancer-related deaths each year. Despite being the more dangerous of the skin cancers, melanoma has a 91% five-year survival rate.
While the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly self-examinations, patients are encouraged to get annual skin cancer detection screenings by a professional dermatologist. During both types of screenings, patients should check or be checked for new or changing legions, dark spots and irregularities. Skin cancer detection checks take less than 10 minutes and can greatly decrease the impact of the 2 million+ cases annually.
Signs of skin cancer include sudden changes to freckles, moles and other external growths—dark colored or colorless—as well as scaliness, bleeding or general change in appearance of other nodules. Markings with irregular borders to that appear to spread may also be signs of skin cancer.
May of each year is “National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.” The Dermatology Clinic participates in these annual skin cancer screenings at various locations throughout Arkansas.
Pamphlets and handouts are available at The Dermatology Clinic.