Complete Skin Care For All Ages
Our trained staff is comfortable with virtually any skin condition or concern you may have and we gladly accept patients of all ages. We are capable of caring for the most common skin disorders such as acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, moles and skin cancer and have the ability to diagnose most skin diseases. Dr. Wharton has extensive surgical training and is experienced in Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer removal. If your concerns are more cosmetic, we can handle that too. We offer an array of injectables such as Botox© and dermal fillers such as Juvederm© and have the latest in intense pulsed light systems capable of treating unwanted hair, age spots, redness and wrinkles. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Acne is one of the most frequent skin conditions seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. The psychological aspects and potential scarring can have a significant impact on a person's self-image. Treatments vary from simple topical crams and lotions to oral medications in more severe cases. Read More »
Eczema is a common childhood condition that may present within the first year of life with areas of red, scaling often itchy itchy skin. The condition is often seen in families with a history of eczema, asthma or allergies. Most children will eventually outgrow their condition. Treatments and simple environmental measures can often significantly impact a child's life with this condition.
Moles are often colored tan to dark brown growths that are usually round or oval and can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life. A change in a mole is something to bring to the attention of your doctor. Some Suspicious moles may need to be tested. This procedure is simple and often relatively painless. Read More »
Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees, trunk and scalp, but can appear anywhere on the body. It may occur for the first time in childhood but may not show up until much later in adulthood for others. It is a chronic condition that will often cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. We offer the latest and most advanced treatments for this condition. Many patients can achieve significant results with newer therapies. Read More »
"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. Common causes of many rashes are external allergies such as poision ivy, viruses or even allergic reactions to medications. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Read More »
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. Women are 8 times more likely to be affected than men. Most people do not develop rosacea until after their mid 20's and can be easily treated with medicine. Read More »
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Common symptoms of skin cancer are a persistently non-healing bleeding, tender or sore spot. A spot that has been growing, getting irritated or changing appearance should also be checked. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Dr. Wharton has personally treated thousands of skin cancers and is capable of performing Mohs micrographic surgery in more difficult cases. Read More »
Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »
Wrinkles and pigmentary are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition chronic sun exposure often contributes to the development of pigmentary changes. We offer a variety of treatments and cosmetic enhancements to help with aging skin through our Aesthetic Center of Louisville. We even have an aesthetic consultant to help discuss and design a treatment plan to help revitalize your skin and meet your individual needs. Read More »