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/

Also known as neurodermatitis or scratch dermatitis, this condition is caused by a chronic cycle of scratching and itching an area of skin that becomes rough or leathery. While it is not dangerous, Lichen Simplex Chronicus can be a difficult cycle to break because of the severity of the itchiness. It can occur anywhere on the skin, but is most commonly found on the ankles, neck, wrist, forearms, thighs, lower leg, behind the knee or on the inner elbow. It may also be associated with other skin conditions, such as dry skin, eczema or psoriasis.

Lichen Simplex Chronicus occurs more frequently among women than men and generally appears in people between the ages of 30 and 50. If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, contact your dermatologist. Persistent scratching can lead to bacterial infection. The doctor may prescribe oral corticosteroids and antihistamines to reduce the inflammation and relieve the itching. In some cases, antidepressant or anti-anxiety medications provide relief to sufferers. If scratching does lead to an infection, your dermatologist will likely prescribe an oral or topical antibiotic.

Some patients gain relief from the itching by applying a moisturizing lotion and covering the area with a wet dressing. Moisture helps the skin absorb the lotion. Peeling ointments containing salycylic acid may also be recommended to soften rough skin.