Medical Dermatology

Medical Dermatology Treatments in Oregon

Besides being our largest organ, the skin is constantly on display to others around us. This means that it's exposure to risks is bigger, and it can be affected and damaged by various factors that are outside of our control. These factors may be genetic predispositions, infections, or even environmental hazards. We offer a wide range of dermatological services for conditions that affect the skin from alopecia and acne, to psoriasis and skin cancer in both adults and children.

General Dermatology

Dermatology is the study of the skin. It deals with conditions such as acne, fungus, abscesses, itching, rashes, actinic keratosis, autoimmune disorders, contact dermatitis, eczema, hair loss, mole examination and removal, melanoma, nail disorders, rashes, rosacea, skin cancer, skin infections, athlete's foot and ringworm, herpes infections, skin growths and warts.

Pediatric Dermatology

Kids can have skin problems too. We provide specialized services for adolescents, children and infants who have skin disorders. Conditions commonly treated in children are acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), birthmarks including port wine stains and hemangiomas, hair and nail disorders, pigmentation disorders, psoriasis, rashes, skin infections, warts, and also fungal infections.

Surgical Dermatology

Surgical dermatology services offered at a Advanced Skin Center include destruction and excision of benign, premalignant as well as malignant skin lesions and cysts. Skin cancer is among those problems that often require surgery but only after evaluation of the lesion and review of pathology results. Acne scars can also be treated through surgery. Other surgical services that we offer include Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstruction surgery and nail surgery.

Light Therapy

Light therapy is an effective way of treating some types of skin diseases. The service involves the use of specialized ultraviolet light. Among the skin conditions that are treated with light therapy are eczema, pruritis, vitiligo, and psoriasis. For this treatment to be successful, the patient needs to have two to three visits per week often for several months. The practitioner determines the treatment time as well as the dosage levels. With commitment to treatment, many of these skin diseases can be put into remission. We offer Excimer Laser treatments which allow more precisely focused treatments for these conditions, as well as Narrow Band UVB treatments which treat the whole body for those with widespread conditions.

Patch Testing

Patch testing is utilized by dermatologists to treat individuals who are experiencing a persistent rash in which the cause is suspected to be due to a patient’s exposure to a chemical or product they are coming in contact with. This type of skin test is done to help identify which chemical agents the patient is sensitive to.