Acne is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Learn More
Actinic keratoses forms on skin that soaks up a large amount of sun over an extended period of time. An AK is rough, dry, scaly patch or growth that forms on the skin.
Allergic contact dermatitis is a form of dermatitis that is causes a rash from contact with poison ivy, nickel, makeup, jewelry or latex gloves.
Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease in children. Children often get atopic dermatitis (AD) during their first year of life. If a child gets AD during this time, dry and scaly patches appear on the skin. These patches often appear on the scalp, forehead, and face. These patches are very common on the cheeks.
Atypical fibroxanthoma is a skin tumor that often occurs on elderly people that have been overexposed to the sun causing skin damage and/or who have received therapeutic radiation.
Melanoma can grow in an atypical mole. Anyone who has atypical moles, such as this patient, should watch his or her moles for change.
Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system. Rare lymphomas that start in the skin are called skin lymphomas.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, and is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Learn More
Belotero is a prescription injection that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate to severe nasolabial folds.
Botox is a brand of botulinum toxin therapy to diminish signs of aging and to treat a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin therapy is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat dermatologic conditions such as frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and excessive sweating in the underarms.
There are a number of skin conditions that cause bumps and growths to appear on the surface or just below the skin.
Chemical peels are similar to facials in that they help refresh and brighten your skin, but the similarities stop there. The ability of exfoliating peels to improve your skin in a much deeper and transformative way go far beyond what a facial can do. By casting off dull skin cells, peels can improve fine lines, acne, unwanted discoloration and much more. Unlike many lasers, peels are safe for all skin types and can provide incredible results for a fraction of the cost and with no downtime. Gently exfoliate away the years and rejuvenate your skin by exploring the different chemical peels we offer.
Cutaneous T cell lymphoma is a class of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a type of cancer of the immune system. CTCL is caused by a mutation of T cells. The malignant T cells in the body initially migrate to the skin, causing various lesions to appear. These lesions change shape as the disease progresses, typically beginning as what appears to be a rash which can be very itchy and eventually forming plaques and tumors before metastasizing to other parts of the body.
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare skin cancer. It begins in the middle layer of skin, the dermis. DFSP tends to grow slowly. It seldom spreads to other parts of the body.
Dysport is a brand of botulinum toxin therapy to diminish signs of aging and to treat a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin therapy is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat dermatologic conditions such as frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and excessive sweating in the underarms.
Eczema is a condition that involves dry, irritated, and usually very itchy skin. Is incredibly common and affects approximately 1 in 10-20 people in the U.S., from the very young to the very old. This red and itchy skin condition leads to scratching, which only worsens the rash. Learn More
Extramammary Paget’s Disease (EMPD) is a rare, slow-growing, usually noninvasive intraepithelial adenocarcinoma outside the mammary gland.
Folliculitis is the infection and inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin with the exception of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The rash may appear as pimples that come to white tips on the face, chest, back, arms, legs, buttocks and head.
Many people suffer from hair and/or scalp problems. Charleston Dermatology can help! Schedule your consultation today.
There are many causes of itchy skin such as bed bugs, hives, poison ivy, oak and sumac. Schedule your appointment with Charleston Dermatology if you are experiencing itchy skin.
Juvederm is a brand of hyaluronic acid fillers. Each product in the Juvederm collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips.
Melanoma is the most serious skin cancer and can significantly jeopardize your long-term health. If gone undetected, melanomas can spread rapidly to other parts of the body. Once melanomas spread, they can often be fatal. Learn More
Melasma is one of the most common skin problems. It can lead to noticeable dark brown discoloration in the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and especially the upper lip. It can even appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck. Learn More
Microdermabrasion is a light cosmetic procedure that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis.
Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disease caused by a virus. This virus easily spreads from person to person.
Neuromodulators are used to reduce or even eliminate the lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes, by relaxing the muscles responsible for the development of static and dynamic lines or wrinkles.
There are many causes and treatments to painful skin/joints. If you are experiencing pain and feel you are in a medical emergency, call 911. Schedule your appointment with Charleston Dermatology to learn how we can help you.
Psoriasis is a chronic disease that develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly.
Radiesse is a brand of dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Radiesse is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
Although most rashes are not life-threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious. If you have a rash and notice any of the following symptoms call Charleston Dermatology to schedule an appointment.
Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid fillers for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane is also indicated for injection into the lips in patients over the age of 21.
Think only teenagers get acne? Think again! Rosacea is a disorder that often shows up in the middle of life and affects both men and women. Rosacea can cause a number of unwanted changes to the skin. Redness, swelling, flushing, acne-like pimples, and overgrown oil glands are all different manifestations of this cosmetically bothersome affliction. Learn More
Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare skin cancer. It is considered an aggressive skin cancer because it can spread.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and torso that is chronic, relapsing and usually mild dermatitis. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis presents with scaly, flaky, itchy, and red skin. It particularly affects the sebaceous-gland-rich areas of skin. In adolescents and adults, seborrhoeic dermatitis usually presents as scalp scaling or as redness of the nasolabial fold.
A seborrheic keratosis, also known as seborrheic verruca or a senile wart, is a non-cancerous skin tumor that originates from cells in the outer layer of the skin. Like liver spots, seborrheic keratoses are seen more often as people age.
Early detection and treatment of any form of skin cancer is essential both to prevent the disease from spreading to other areas of the body and to achieving better outcomes.
As we age, our skin loses its youthful fullness. Fillers help to restore lost fullness to the face, lips, and hands. Fillers are popular for several reasons. Patients like that they can return to everyday activities immediately after getting most fillers. They like the immediate results that many types of fillers deliver. Patients also like that they can get this treatment during an office visit. Some fillers require a few office visits.
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can cause premature skin aging, skin cancer and other conditions.
Dry skin is common. It can occur at any age and for many reasons. Extremely dry skin can be a warning sign of a skin problem called dermatitis.
Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are similar to basal cell carcinomas in that they tend to arise in sun-damaged skin. Also, they are an incredibly common cancer, with approximately 700,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Women frequently get SCC on their lower legs. However, unlike basal cell carcinomas, SCCs can spread to other parts of your body. With early diagnosis and treatment, SCC is highly curable. If you believe you have SCC, schedule an appointment with our team today.
Pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma.
Warts are actually infections caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Warts are contagious and can spread with contact, so be sure not to pick, scratch, or bite your warts. At Charleston Dermatology, we have many wart-eradicating treatments available to help get rid of these bothersome bumps. Stop by and see us for all of the latest treatments.
XEOMIN is a brand of botulinum toxin therapy to diminish signs of aging and to treat a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin therapy is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat dermatologic conditions such as frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and excessive sweating in the underarms.