Medical Services

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.

 

Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic, long-lasting disease.  It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly.  New skin cells form in days rather than weeks.  The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear.

Psoriasis may look contagious, but it’s not.  To get psoriasis, a person must inherit the genes that cause it.

Plaque Psoriasis (also called psoriasis vulgaris)

  • Raised reddish patches on the skin called plaque (plak).
  • Patches may be covered with a silvery-white coating, which dermatologists call scale.
  • Patches can appear anywhere on the skin.
  • Most patches appear on the knees, elbows, lower back, and scalp.
  • Patches can itch.
  • Scratching the itchy patches often causes the patches to thicken.
  • Patches vary in size and can appear as separate patches or join together to cover a large area.
  • Nail problems — pits in the nails, crumbling nail, nail falls off.

Guttate Psoriasis

  • Small, red spots (usually on the trunk, arms, and legs but can appear on the scalp, face, and ears)
  • Spots can show up all over the skin
  • Spots often appear after an illness, especially strep throat
  • Spots may clear up in a few weeks or months without treatment
  • Spots may appear where the person had plaque psoriasis

Pustular Psoriasis

  • Skin red, swollen, and dotted with pus-filled bumps
  • Bumps usually appear only on the palms and soles
  • Soreness and pain where the bumps appear
  • Pus-filled bumps will dry, and leave behind brown dots and/or scale on the skin

If pus-filled bumps appear all over the body, get the person to a hospital right away.  The person’s life may be in danger.  When pus-filled bumps cover the body, the person also may have:

  • Bright-red skin
  • Feel sick and exhausted
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Severe itching
  • Rapid pulse
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness

This systemic approach to treating psoriasis includes popular prescription medications such as Enbrel, Humira, Stelera and Remicade. These drugs suppress the immune system and are typically administered via injection or infusion.

XTrac Ultra Photomedex concentrates light on active psoriasis outbreaks, delivering high therapeutic doses that clear skin without harming healthy skin. The laser utilizes a narrow UVB band that is targeted, painless and highly effective. A relatively new treatment, XTrac has been available to psoriasis sufferers since 2000, but has quickly become one of the foremost therapy options.

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

Aging happens—but today’s host of non-invasive, non-surgical treatments can keep skin looking smooth, toned and youthful for decades. From premium fillers for unsightly lines and wrinkles to rejuvenation methods to help minimize brown spots, uneven textures and give you a radiant, youthful glow, The Dermatology Clinic’s team can provide the step-by-step guidance and targeted skin care treatment options to help you look your best.

skin cancer

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.

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.

Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic, long-lasting disease.  It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly.  New skin cells form in days rather than weeks.  The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear.

Psoriasis may look contagious, but it’s not.  To get psoriasis, a person must inherit the genes that cause it.

Plaque Psoriasis (also called psoriasis vulgaris)

  • Raised reddish patches on the skin called plaque (plak).
  • Patches may be covered with a silvery-white coating, which dermatologists call scale.
  • Patches can appear anywhere on the skin.
  • Most patches appear on the knees, elbows, lower back, and scalp.
  • Patches can itch.
  • Scratching the itchy patches often causes the patches to thicken.
  • Patches vary in size and can appear as separate patches or join together to cover a large area.
  • Nail problems — pits in the nails, crumbling nail, nail falls off.

Guttate Psoriasis

  • Small, red spots (usually on the trunk, arms, and legs but can appear on the scalp, face, and ears)
  • Spots can show up all over the skin
  • Spots often appear after an illness, especially strep throat
  • Spots may clear up in a few weeks or months without treatment
  • Spots may appear where the person had plaque psoriasis

Pustular Psoriasis

  • Skin red, swollen, and dotted with pus-filled bumps
  • Bumps usually appear only on the palms and soles
  • Soreness and pain where the bumps appear
  • Pus-filled bumps will dry, and leave behind brown dots and/or scale on the skin

If pus-filled bumps appear all over the body, get the person to a hospital right away.  The person’s life may be in danger.  When pus-filled bumps cover the body, the person also may have:

  • Bright-red skin
  • Feel sick and exhausted
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Severe itching
  • Rapid pulse
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness

This systemic approach to treating psoriasis includes popular prescription medications such as Enbrel, Humira, Stelera and Remicade. These drugs suppress the immune system and are typically administered via injection or infusion.

XTrac Ultra Photomedex concentrates light on active psoriasis outbreaks, delivering high therapeutic doses that clear skin without harming healthy skin. The laser utilizes a narrow UVB band that is targeted, painless and highly effective. A relatively new treatment, XTrac has been available to psoriasis sufferers since 2000, but has quickly become one of the foremost therapy options.

XTrac Ultra Photomedex concentrates light on active psoriasis outbreaks, delivering high therapeutic doses that clear skin without harming healthy skin. The laser utilizes a narrow UVB band that is targeted, painless and highly effective. A relatively new treatment, XTrac has been available to psoriasis sufferers since 2000, but has quickly become one of the foremost therapy options.