Medical Dermatology


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.

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.

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.


CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical option for stubborn fat pockets that won’t seem to budge no matter how much you diet or exercise. CoolSculpting uses a technology that freezes fat and reduces fat pockets on your body.

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.


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.

Extramammary Paget’s Disease (EMPD) is a rare, slow-growing, usually noninvasive intraepithelial adenocarcinoma outside the mammary gland.


Folliculitis is a common skin condition caused by inflamed hair follicles most commonly occurring on the chest, back, arms, legs and buttocks. Follicles are the small pockets that surround the root of your hair. Folliculitis can look like acne and can be painful or itchy.


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.


Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system.


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.

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.

Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disease caused by a virus. This virus easily spreads from person to person.


Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system.


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, inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by red, scaly thickened skin. Other skin conditions like eczema can look like psoriasis, so it is important to see a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis of the condition. People who have a family history of psoriasis are more likely to develop the condition. It can start at any age, flare on and off throughout life and is considered a lifelong disease.


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.

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that occurs most commonly on the nose and central face. Patients with rosacea may notice facial flushing and blushing frequently and may have red bumps on the nose, forehead, cheeks or chin. Sensitive skin is often a complaint of patients affected by rosacea.


Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare skin cancer. It is considered an aggressive skin cancer because it can spread.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes pink, flaky patches on the scalp most commonly on the scalp, face and chest.

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.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can cause premature skin aging, skin cancer and other conditions.

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.

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.


A viral wart is a very common skin growth caused by infection with human papilloma virus (HPV).

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