What Are Common Skin Conditions?
Are you dealing with a medical skin concern that is causing irritation, itching, bumps, or a rash? At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, we regularly see San Antonio, TX patients of all ages who have a wide variety of common skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, skin cancer, and many more. Skin conditions can be acute or chronic, and they can affect the dermis, hair, nails, or scalp. If you have a persistent skin problem that has not cleared up, it is important to seek medical attention, especially in cases of chronic skin conditions. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher offers thorough skin evaluations along with advanced solutions and treatments to address acute and chronic skin conditions. Please contact either of our locations in San Antonio, TX to schedule an appointment.
Types of Common Skin Conditions
At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, our experienced team treats a wide variety of skin conditions, diseases, and infections, including:
- Actinic keratosis
- Athlete's foot
- Cold sores
- Head lice
- Keratosis pilaris
- Lichen sclerosus
- Nail disorders
- Seborrheic keratoses
- Skin tags
- Tinea versicolor
- Topical chemotherapy
How Are Skin Conditions Treated?
Dr. Boucher will perform a skin examination in order to determine your specific issue. Based on your needs, concerns, and health history, he will create a personalized treatment plan. He may suggest one or more treatments, which may include the following:
- Ameluz® gel
- Mohs surgery
- Oral or topical medications
- Skin cancer screenings
- Skin lesion removal
- Superficial radiation therapy
- Surgical excision
- Topical chemotherapy
Common skin conditions FAQs
What is eczema?
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder. It causes red and itchy skin that tends to crack and lead to open sores. While we aren't always sure what causes eczema, it can be related to genetics and is exacerbated by triggers like dust mites and harsh soaps. Lone Star State Dermatology can help you manage your eczema with a variety of treatments.
What causes acne?
Acne is caused by clogged pup ores that form when the glands connected to hair follicles produce an excess amount of sebum. A build-up of sebum and dead skin cells can block the follicle's opening, trapping oil, bacteria, and other debris inside. While acne is associated with young people, adults of any age can experience breakouts.
When should I see a dermatologist about a mole?
Moles are small, dark spots on the skin caused by excess melanin. They are usually benign (meaning they are not cancerous). Sometimes a mole can lead to a life-threatening form of skin cancer. Book a consultation with a dermatologist if your mole is asymmetrical, has an irregular border, grows larger than the size of a pencil eraser, or begins to bleed unexpectedly.
Find a Solution
Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic offers a wide selection of customized treatment options to resolve or manage a number of acute and chronic skin conditions. If you are seeking relief from a persistent skin problem, we encourage you to seek professional treatment by reaching out to either of our offices in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Boucher and his team welcome patients of all ages and skin types who are experiencing the irritating, uncomfortable symptoms of skin conditions.
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