Complete Skin Care For All Ages

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

We also have a blog that will be updated regularly with topics on medical skin conditions and aethetic services.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

General Dermatology Websites

http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z

http://emedicine.medscape.com/dermatology

Websites for Patient Education by topic

Acne

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/acnenet/index.html

Actinic Keratosis

http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/actinic-keratosis

http://www.skincancerguide.ca/lesions/index.html

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/actinickeratosesnet/index.html

Aging Sking

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/agingskinnet/index.html

Albinism

http://www.albinism.org/ (National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation)

Alopecia Areata

http://www.naaf.org/

Androgenic Alopecia

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070167-overview

Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/index.html

http://www.nationaleczema.org/

http://eczema.org/

Bechet Disease

http://www.behcets.com/site/pp.asp?c=bhJIJSOCJrHHYPERLINK

Birthmarks

http://www.birthmarks.com/Index.cfm

http://www.faces-cranio.org/Disord/Vascular.htm

Bullous Pemphigoid

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1062391-overview

Contact Dermatitis

http://www.contactderm.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

Congenital Moles

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/moles_children.html

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

http://www.gluten.net/

http://www.csaceliacs.org/dh_defined.php

Herpes

http://herpes.org/

Hyperhidrosis

http://sweathelp.org/

http://miradry.org/

Icthyosis and related disorders

http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/

Leprosy

http://www.who.int/lep/en/

Lupus

http://www.lupus.org/newsite/index.html

Melanoma

http://www.melanoma.org/

http://aimatmelanoma.org/

http://melanoma.com/

Neurofibromatosis

http://www.ctf.org/

http://www.nfnetwork.org/

Pediatric Dermatology

http://www.pedsderm.net/

Porphyria

http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/

Psoriasis

http://www.psoriasis.org/

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/psoriasisnet/index.html

https://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/

Rosacea

http://rosacea.org/

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/psoriasisnet/index.html

Skin Cancer

http://skincancer.org

http://www.cancer.gov/

http://www.skincarephysicians.com/skincancernet/index.html

Vitiligo

http://www.mynvfi.org/

Skin. It is the largest organ on the human body. It creates a protective layer against heat, light, the environment, injury and infection. It helps regulate the body's temperature; stores water, fat and Vitamin D; prevents entry of bacteria; and acts as a sensory organ. On average, an adult has between 18 and 20-square feet of skin, which roughly weighs six pounds.

There are three layers to skin:

Epidermis. This is the outer most layer that sloughs off dead skin cells and acts as a protective barrier against foreign bodies, infections and the sun. The epidermis also contains the cells (melanocytes), which are responsible for skin pigmentation.

Dermis. The middle layer of skin, the dermis houses hair follicles, sebaceous (oil) glands, sweat glands, capillaries (small blood vessels) and lymph vessels. It is held together by a protein called collagen. Sweat glands are part of the body's cooling system. The dermis also contains touch and pain receptors.

Subcutaneous. This is the deepest layer of skin containing larger blood vessels and nerves. It is made up of a network of collagen and fat cells and plays an important role in the manufacture of Vitamin D, protecting against injury and conserving body heat.