Medical Dermatology

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Treatment of Skin Conditions

Medical dermatology is the treatment of skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, hyper/hypopigmentation, skin cancer, keloids, cysts and many other skin issues. The many different skin conditions people suffer all have their own causes and symptoms. Treatments vary widely depending on the condition. A medical dermatologist will be able to accurately diagnose your condition and help form the best treatment plan for your unique situation. Glick Skin Institute has many available solutions that include laser therapy, surgical removal, or medicines depending on your diagnosis.*Medical dermatology focuses on the health of the skin by correcting abnormalities. Your skin’s appearance will improve. Our Providers and the expertly trained staff at Glick Skin Institute takes the utmost care to minimize scarring and treat the skin with the most effective methods available.

Medical Dermatology Disease Data base

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. Mohs surgery is also known as Mohs micrographic surgery.   Dr. Larissa Zaulyanov-Scanlan MD is our Mohs Surgeon.

Superficial Radiation Therapy to Treat Skin Cancers

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A SENSITIVE APPROACH TO NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER

Sensus Healthcare is dedicated to improving the lives of men and women who suffer from skin cancer. We believe every patient deserves a choice. It’s the reason we offer a painless, safe and highly effective non-surgical skin cancer treatment that is an alternative to surgery - Superficial Radiation  Therapy using the SRT-100™.Today, nearly five million people in the United States are treated for skin cancer, with four million new cases of basal and squamous cell (non-melanoma) skin cancer diagnosed each year. Treatment often involves invasive incisions that damage healthy tissue, painful healing, lengthy recovery and unsightly scarring that takes an emotional toll on patients. Sensus Healthcare is changing all that.

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XTRAC® LASER THERAPY

Xtrac laser therapy is used to treat psoriasis and vitiligo, as well as some forms of eczema.  It is a targeted laser (specific light source with one wavelength) that we use to treat individual spots and areas to clear up these conditions.  The laser is focused on the patches of skin that are involved and over time the patches improve.  Usually the procedure lasts about 10-20 minutes, is not painful, and is covered by insurance after a pre-authorization.  Allan Snyder PA-C, is trained and experienced with this laser. 

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Xtrac Laser to treat Psoriasis and Vitiligo

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Blu U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy

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What is LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT?

LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT is an in-office therapy that provides high clearance with low downtime for appropriate actinic keratosis patients.

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Up to 58 million Americans have actinic keratosis (AK). An AK has the potential to progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common skin cancer.  While most AKs remain benign, approximately 10 percent develop into SCC within an average of two years.1 Since there is no way to know ahead of time which ones will become cancerous, it is very important to seek a dermatologist’s care. Frequent skin examinations are the key to early detection and prevention.Who are appropriate AK patients?     

  • Patients with few minimally to moderately thick AKs of the face or scalp                                          
  • Patients with multiple minimally to moderately thick AKs of the face or scalp  
  • Patients with minimally to moderately thick AKs in sensitive areas on the face or scalp  

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About skin cancer

Cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread.Doctors diagnose more than 3 million Americans with skin cancer each year, making it the most common type of cancer. If skin cancer is found early, it can usually be cured with topical medications applied to the skin, procedures done in the office by a dermatologist, or a relatively simple surgery. As a result, skin cancer is responsible for less than 1% of all cancer deaths.

Types of skin cancer

There are 3 main types of skin cancer:

  • Basal cell carcinoma. Basal cells are the round cells found in the lower epidermis. About 80% of skin cancers develop from this type of cell. These cancers are described as basal cell carcinomas. Basal cell carcinoma most often develops on the head and neck. It is mainly caused by sun exposure or develops in people who received radiation therapy as children. This type of skin cancer usually grows slowly and rarely spreads to other parts of the body.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma. Most of the epidermis is made up of flat, scale-like cells called squamous cells. Around 20% of skin cancers develop from these cells, and these cancers are called squamous cell carcinomas. Squamous cell carcinoma is mainly caused by sun exposure, but it can develop on skin that has been burned, damaged by chemicals, or exposed to x-rays. Other areas where squamous cell carcinoma is commonly found include the lips; sites of a long-standing scar; and skin outside the mouth, anus, and a woman’s vagina. About 2% to 5% of squamous cell carcinomas spread to other parts of the body, which makes it more likely to spread than basal cell carcinoma.
  • Melanoma. Where the epidermis meets the dermis, there are scattered cells called melanocytes. These cells produce the pigment melanin, which gives skin color. Melanoma starts in melanocytes, and it is the most serious type of skin cancer. 


Melanoma Awareness

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Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells. Melanomas typically occur in the skin but may rarely occur in the mouth, intestines and eye.  In women they most commonly occur on the legs, while in men they are most common on the back. Sometimes they develop from a mole with concerning changes including an increase in size, irregular edges, change in color, itchiness, or skin breakdown. The primary cause of melanoma is (UV) exposure in those with low levels of skin pigment. The UV light may be from either the sun or tanning devices. About 25% develop from moles. Those with many moles, a history of affected family members.

Self Exam

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It’s also helpful to do self skin exams. Checking your own skin for potential concerns is a very simple thing to do as part of your regular health routine, though, remember it’s not a replacement for a professional medical exam. The Skin Cancer Foundation has a very helpful guide for how doing this. It’s actually recommended that you do this kind of self-exam monthly so you can keep track of and monitor any changes in your skin. Make notes of anything unusual or anything that you notice is a new or changing mark on your skin. Remember to check your scalp, the soles of your feet, between toes and fingers, and hard to see places like under your arms.