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Skin Conditions in New Jersey

Acne

Acne is a very common skin condition affecting teenagers and adults. Acne is caused by oil and bacteria in the skin, hormones, and genetics. There are many treatments of acne and can be controlled successfully with the right daily routine.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. There are more than 4 million cases of BCC diagnosed yearly in the United States alone. Those people who have increased sun exposure or a history of previously diagnosed BCC are at a higher risk of developing a BCC. Schedule your appointment at Sperling Dermatology to have a skin screening or a skin biopsy to diagnose a BCC.

Birthmarks

Birthmarks are very common and in almost all cases are usually harmless. Some may require treatment, either for cosmetic reasons or if there are signs the tissue may be cancerous such as rapid growth of the affected area. Furthermore, certain birthmarks may be a sign of a disease underlying the condition.

Burns

Burns refers to any tissue damage resulting from heat, as in on open flame or hot material. Burns can include overexposure to the sun’s rays, radiation, contact with certain chemicals or even electrical contact. Burns range widely from minor first-aid issues to severe life-threatening emergencies. The specific type of treatment given to burns is dependant upon the severity and location of the damage.

Contact Dermatitis

There are many types of rashes seen from either contact allergens or irritants. History and presentation of the rash helps to better classify the rash. Patch testing is often used to identify the triggered allergen and once identified, can be eliminated from exposure and cure the rash.

Dandruff

Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, causes flaking and red patches on the face and scalp from the oils of the skin. Several causes of dandruff are stress, extremes in weather, immunosuppression, and oily skin. Schedule your appointment today at Sperling Dermatology to help control your dandruff.

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a form of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis) which commonly occurs with babies. It manifests as a patch of bright red skin on the child’s posterior. Diaper rash is frequently caused by diapers which are infrequently changed or are wet. It can also be associated with chaffing and skin sensitivity. The condition can occur with anyone who wears diapers regularly - but is most frequently seen to affect babies.

Drug Reactions

When a person has an allergic reaction to a drug, which can be over-the-counter, prescription or even herbal, they may develop manifestations such as fever, rash, hives, or other reactions. This occurs where the body’s immune system has an abnormal reaction to the medication. A drug allergy can be very serious, even life-threatening. If you have drug reactions that do not quickly resolve a doctor should be consulted for a medical examination

Genital Warts (Condyloma)

Genital Warts are among one of the most common infections which are transmitted sexually. It is said that nearly all people who are sexually active will become infected with some strain of HPV in their lifetime. In some cases, warts which develop are too small to be noticeable, but often they appear as small bumps or larger cauliflower-like growths, usually flesh-colored.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a systemic autoimmune condition that can cause skin rashes with or without joint involvement. There are different types of psoriasis, but the rash is usually seen at red, silvery scales. Since it is systemic, there are multiple treatment options including topicals, oral medication, or injectable Biologics depending on the severity.

Rosacea

Rosacea, or Acne Rosacea, is a skin disorder that causes flushing and redness of the face. There are four subtypes of rosacea. Rosacea has triggers such as extremes in weather, eating spicy foods or consuming alcohol to name a few. There are many ways to treat rosacea with topical or oral medications or laser treatments. Schedule your appointment today at Sperling Dermatology to treat your symptoms and help prevent recurrences.

Patch Testing

Patch testing is done in the office with the North American 80 Comprehensive Series Panel which tests for the 80 most common allergens that cause an allergic skin reaction. Patches are placed on the back for 48 hours to test for a localized reaction.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 1% of the world’s population. It causes white patches of skin, commonly starting around the mucosa, fingertips, genitalia and can progress to other body sites. Treatment is aimed to restore the pigment in the skin.

Schedule your appointment today at Sperling Dermatology to restore your normal skin pigmentation. As specialists in Specializing in both Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Sperling Dermatology is North Jersey’s premiere destination for skin resolution. With nearly 1000 Five Star reviews and counting, Dr. Sperling and her staff take the time to individually consult, diagnose and treat all patients to their specific needs. At Sperling Dermatology in New Jersey, we ensure that every patient who walks through our doors has a treasured experience. Schedule an appointment for your consultation.

Hair Loss/Alopecia

There are many types of hair loss, or Alopecia, that affects both men and women. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern hair loss, occurs in about 80 million people in the United States. Men typically start with a receding hairline and women with a widening part.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes localized, shiny patches of hair loss. There are several other types of hair loss caused by hormones, psychological disorders, hair styling preferences, and infection or inflammation. There are many ways to treat your hair loss. Schedule your appointment today at Sperling Dermatology to learn about hair loss treatments including topical or oral medications, and NeoGraft (follicular unit extraction).

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