At Elite SkinMD, we diagnose and treat many common and uncommon medical conditions of the skin.
Dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Lu specializes in Mohs surgery for skin cancer, the most advanced and least invasive treatment for skin cancer today. She also treats many different medical and cosmetic skin concerns. When you come to our practice, you will receive a detailed evaluation and diagnosis for your condition. Dr. Lu will then make recommendations for your treatment through medicine, skin surgery, laser and light therapy, or other methods.
Medical Skin Conditions We Treat
There are a number of medical dermatology concerns we treat – and when it comes to treatments, we have an assortment of treatment options and technologies to choose from. Among the most common medical conditions we treat are:
Skin cancer, or abnormal skin growths, typically result from overexposure to the sun. However, skin cancer can also occur on skin not exposed to the sun. Treatment for skin cancer involves the surgical removal of the cancerous cells. This is very often best accomplished using Mohs micrographic surgery, a precise yet minimally invasive surgery method.
Precancerous Skin Growths (Actinic Keratosis)
The most common precancerous skin growth is called actinic keratosis, or AK. These growths show up as rough, scaly patches of skin – most often appearing on the face, scalp, ears, neck, and arms. AK is the result of long-term sun exposure. Removal of the growth is standard treatment, although it can be accomplished in a variety of methods depending on the location, number, and size of the AKs, including:
- Facial “field treatment” with topical cream that treats an entire area, including AKs you can’t see
- Laser & light therapy such as Fraxel® laser resurfacing and photodynamic therapy
- Skin surgery, including cryosurgery
Noncancerous Skin Growths
There are many different types of benign (noncancerous) skin growths, including cysts, lipomas, moles, skin tags, and warts. No treatment may be necessary for some, although removal by skin surgery may be necessary if the growth is large or bothersome.
Acne and Acne Scars
Contrary to popular belief, the inflamed, clogged pores of acne can affect people of all ages. The scars left by acne can be particularly devastating because it can make your skin look rough and bumpy instead of smooth and even-toned. Getting your acne under control is the first step. After that, there are a number of ways to smooth out unsightly acne scars, depending on your particular needs. At Elite SkinMD, your treatment for acne and acne scars may include:
- Steroid injections for cystic acne
- Laser & light therapy such as Isolaz®
- Chemical peels
- Radiofrequency microneedling
- Skin surgery
- Skin care solutions
A common skin disorder, rosacea causes flare-ups of facial redness, often along with red, pus-filled bumps. Treatment typically consists of topical and oral medications. Laser & light therapy, such as intense pulsed light (IPL), can also be effective at addressing rosacea symptoms like redness and broken blood vessels on the face.
Hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons, including genetics, hormones, chemical exposure, the side effects of certain medications – even a severe physical or emotional shock. Dr. Rebecca Lu is proud to offer Elite SkinMD patients hair loss treatments including cortisone injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
When To See a Dermatologist
Regular skin cancer screenings at your dermatologist’s office can help you identify early signs of skin cancer. These screenings have been shown to decrease melanoma mortality.
You should consult a dermatologist right away any time you notice changes in the shape, texture, size, or color of a mole or new skin growth, including areas of skin that become painful, swollen, itchy, or bleed. Patches of dry, itchy skin should be examined by a dermatologist, too, as these can be a sign of allergies or other problems. Severe acne can also be treated with medication and medical-grade skin care products as well as laser and light therapies.
Dermatologist in Warren, New New Jersey
Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Rebecca Lu at Elite SkinMD can diagnose and treat your medical skin condition. Call our Warren, New Jersey, office at (908) 787-8088 or request an appointment now.