General Dermatology

general-dermatologyAt South Shore Skin Center, we are dedicated to your skin’s wellness, as it plays a large role in your overall good health.

We strive to educate our patients and the general public of risks associated with sun exposure and tanning booths with an emphasis on preventative measures.

We are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of:

Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that arises in the cells of the skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world. In the U.S. alone, 1 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year, according to the CDC.

Atypical moles

Dysplastic nevi are a fairly common type of mole. These moles (often called atypical moles) do not necessarily lead to skin cancer, but they are more likely than normal moles to develop into malignant melanoma.

Acne

Acne affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. In our teenage years, 100% of those between the ages of 12 and 17 have at least one acne breakout.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin disorder characterized by redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Small bumps, pimples, or blood vessels may also appear. The condition affects almost 14 million people in the U.S.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disease that affects approximately 2% of the U.S. population. It is characterized by thickened, red areas of skin covered with silvery scales. The extent of skin involvement can range from discrete, localized areas to generalized body involvement.

Eczema

Eczema (affecting roughly 3% of the U.S. population) is a term used to describe certain kinds of skin conditions characterized by itchy, red skin.

Hair loss

About 25% of men (approximately 40 million men in the U.S.) begin balding by age 30 and two-thirds begin losing hair by age 60, according to the American Medical Association. 95 percent of all cases are due to male or female pattern baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia).

Skin infections and other skin conditions

Skin infections affect millions of Americans each year. These may manifest as simple rashes, or one may have more serious symptoms. While most skin infections are not life threatening, many are serious, and some can be deadly if left untreated.