The Dermatology Department of Medistate Hospital offers comprehensive care for various skin, hair, and nail conditions. Whether you’re seeking routine skincare, treatment for a specific dermatological issue, or cosmetic enhancements, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to meet your needs.
Medical dermatology encompasses the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various skin, hair, and nail conditions. Our dermatologists are highly trained to handle a diverse range of dermatological issues, from common skin disorders to complex diseases. Here’s an overview of our medical dermatology services:
- Acne: Comprehensive management of acne, from mild to severe cases, with tailored treatment plans.
- Eczema (Dermatitis): Specialized care for eczema patients, including personalized strategies to manage and alleviate symptoms.
- Psoriasis: Advanced therapies and medications to control psoriasis, reduce inflammation, and improve skin appearance.
- Rosacea: Individualized approaches to address rosacea triggers and symptoms, promoting skin comfort.
- Skin Allergies: Comprehensive allergy testing and management for various skin allergies, such as contact dermatitis.
- Fungal Infections: Rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of fungal skin infections like ringworm and athlete’s foot.
- Bacterial Infections: Management of bacterial skin infections such as cellulitis and impetigo.
- Viral Infections: Expert care for viral skin conditions like herpes and shingles.
- Lupus (Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus): Management of skin manifestations associated with lupus.
- Vasculitis: Expert evaluation and treatment for vasculitis affecting the skin.
- Bullous Diseases: Diagnosis and management of blistering skin disorders like pemphigus and bullous pemphigoid.
Cosmetic dermatology is the practice of using non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures to improve the appearance of the skin, face, and body. At Medistate Hospital, we offer a comprehensive range of services to help you look and feel your best. Here’s an overview of our cosmetic dermatology offerings:
- Smooth wrinkles and fine lines
- Enhance lip volume and definition
- Restore youthful contours to the face
- Address hollow cheeks and under-eye circles
- Improve skin texture and tone
- Treat pigmentation issues like sunspots and age spots
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
- Stimulate collagen production for smoother, rejuvenated skin
- Promote hair growth and restore thinning hair
- Improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin
Skin cancer is a prevalent and potentially deadly disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Understanding the different types of skin cancer, their risk factors, and early detection methods is crucial for effective prevention and treatment. At Medistate Hospital, our dedicated team of dermatologists and oncologists is committed to raising awareness, providing early diagnosis, and delivering advanced treatments to combat this silent epidemic.
Skin cancer primarily falls into three main categories:
- Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): BCC is the most common type of skin cancer. It typically appears as a pearly bump or a pinkish patch of skin and is slow-growing. Although it rarely metastasizes, BCC can cause significant local damage if left untreated.
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer. It often appears as a scaly, reddish patch or a persistent sore that does not heal. While SCC has a lower risk of metastasis compared to melanoma, it can still be aggressive and requires prompt treatment.
- Melanoma: Melanoma is the most aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer. It arises from melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigment. Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body and is often identified by irregular moles, changes in existing moles, or new dark spots.
Several factors increase the risk of developing skin cancer:
- UV Exposure: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds is a leading cause of skin cancer.
- Fair Skin: People with fair skin, light hair, and blue or green eyes are at higher risk.
- Family History: A family history of skin cancer can increase your susceptibility.
- Moles: Having numerous moles or atypical moles can raise your risk.
- Weakened Immune System: Individuals with weakened immune systems, such as transplant recipients or those with certain medical conditions, are more vulnerable.
Treatment for skin cancer varies depending on the type, stage, and location of the cancer. Common treatment modalities include:
- Surgical Excision: Removal of the cancerous tissue and surrounding margin of healthy skin.
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A specialized technique to remove skin cancer layer by layer while preserving healthy tissue.
- Radiation Therapy: For cancers in areas where surgery may be challenging.
- Immunotherapy: Utilizing the body’s immune system to target and destroy cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy: Systemic medications that target rapidly dividing cells, including cancer cells.
- Targeted Therapy: Medications that specifically target cancer cells with certain genetic mutations.