Acne can affect you at any age and can have a significant impact on your self esteem. Having suffered from acne herself, as well as having treated all of her staff members acne (ranging from mild to severe), makes Dr. Trowers and her staff experts in how to clear your acne. We will be there to answer all of your questions and provide the quickest methods to safely help you achieve clear skin.
Eczema is not a true diagnosis. It is the same as asking “What does that person look like?” And someone replies “Like a human.” Eczema is really a catch all phrase for anything that is red, flakey and itchy. It is important to discover the true diagnosis. What has been called eczema is actually an fungal infection, an allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, psoriasis or a number of other treatable skin conditions.
Dr. Trowers will work with you to not only clear the dark spots on your skin, but to figure out what caused them in the first place. Dark spots can develop from sun exposure, pimples, insect bites, hormones (melasma), skin irritations and from shaving or waxing. By using compounded bleaching creams that are stronger than what is available over the counter or with a prescription at the pharmacy, lasers, topical retinoids and sun protective strategies, Dr. Trowers will develop a plan of action to clear your dark spots and how to stop them from returning.
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It can appear suddenly or develop within a pre-existing mole on your skin. On your first visit with Dr. Trowers a full body skin exam is always included. It is offered yearly after that, or more frequently if required.
MOLES & BIRTHMARKS
Moles and birthmarks can be harmless. However just because you were born with doesn’t mean that it can never be dangerous, as they can change over time or be an indication of an underlying condition. Any changes should immediately be evaluated by a physician. The option of cosmetic removal of moles is also available.
Psoriasis is a condition where you skin grows too fast. It commonly affects the scalp, elbows and knees. However it can develop in any area where there is skin. There have been huge advances in the treatment options for this condition.
A rash is a change in the skin’s color or texture. Simple rashes are called dermatitis, which means the skin is inflamed or swollen. Other common rashes include eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, shingles, chicken pox, measles, scarlet fever, insect bites and those caused by medical conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
A dermatologist is usually able to identify the rash by looking at it and asking about accompanying symptoms. Mild rashes can often be treated with simple home care practices such as avoiding soaps and bathing in warm water. Others may require moisturizing creams, prescription medications or more extensive treatment
Rosacea is a condition that develops when the blood vessels of the facial skin become very sensitive to a number of different triggers. This results in flushing, redness and in some cases an adult form of acne. There are currently a number of treatment options available that address all of these issues. Dr. Trowers and her staff will develop a skin care plan that will calm down your skin and prevent future flares.
Many men and women suffer from ingrown hairs that develop from shaving, waxing or plucking. This can affect the facial skin, neck, underarms, groin and legs. Ingrown hairs occur when the hair is cut close to the surface of the skin or is pulled out. The hair then snaps back underneath the top surface of the skin. When the hair begins to grow again, especially if the hair is curly, it can curve back into the skin. Your skin then sees it as something foreign and begins to attack it. This results in inflammation, discoloration and eventually scarring.
Dr. Trowers and her staff utilize laser hair removal to address this problem. The laser at the office can be used on ALL skin colors. Please call for a free laser consultation to learn more about the procedure.
Many people with sensitive skin actually have an treatable condition. By taking a detailed history and examining your skin, Dr. Trowers can determine what is triggering your skin condition and how to treat it.
Most forms of skin cancer are treatable, especially if they are caught early. Common forms of skin cancer include Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. Signs of possible skin cancer include asymmetry, irregular borders, color changes, a diameter greater or equal to 6 millimeters and evolving or changing over time. Any lesion that is not healing normally should be evaluated.
Andrea Trowers, MD, FAAD
585 NE 92nd Street, Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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