| SKIN PROBLEMS
Psoriasis is treated with topicals, ultraviolet light such as narrow-band UVB and PUVA and oral pills such as cyclosporine and methotrexate. The latest injectable "biological" treatments are dramatic.
|Humira treated psoriasis -
Skin rashes and hair and scalp problems are evaluated by history and examination. Microscopic examination and skin biopsy are useful.
Infections such as "ringworm" fungus, staph/MRSA boils, virus (herpes) and others are tested microscopically immediately in the office, cultured, and treated with topical and pills as appropriate.
Growths such as moles, warts, tags, cysts, keratoses, and unusual lesions, are evaluated by examination. Biopsies, if needed, are done with local anesthetic usually in the course of the initial visit, with no pain worries and no restriction on driving and bathing afterward. When indicated, growths are removed by liquid nitrogen freezing (cryosurgery) and surgery.
Skin cancer is surgically treated in the office with comfortable local anesthetic and good cosmetic results.
Moles are monitored for cancerous changes by digital photography. The images are stored on a laptop and viewed
for comparison on subsequent skin examinations.
Surface microscopic examination of skin moles (dermoscopy) is used to closely evaluate moles.
Acne is treated by topical and pills including Accutane when indicated. Facials (click here) are helpful. New treatments such as laser are always being evaluated.
See www.emedicine.com for details on specific dermatology diagnoses.
Michael D. says “It’s a pleasure coming to Dr Webb’s office for ultraviolet treatment. The staff is like family”