If you’re concerned about skin lumps, bumps, and rough skin patches, CK Derm can help. We are able to perform most services within our practice, including pathology, allowing for a faster, and more complete treatment focused specifically on your condition
At CK Derm, we like to make rash decisions, and do so quickly and efficiently. By specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of skin rashes, we can help get your skin back to healthy. While skin rashes can be challenging, we have the expertise needed to evaluate and care for your particular issue
A routine skin check is one of the easiest and most effective early skin cancer detection methods, providing CK Derm dermatology providers the opportunity to discuss any concerning skin issues.
You may not have thought about it previously but the health of your hair and nails is directly related to your skin. At CK Derm, we know hair and nails, and can help you achieve better health in both.
Bacterial & Fungal
Skin offers resistance to infection by bacteria and fungi, but sometimes infections do occur. As with all things in dermatology, the key to overcoming the infections that do occur is customized treatment based on accurate diagnosis.
Almost everyone has moles, but sometimes, if they’re irritated by clothing or if you just don’t want them, it’s best to remove them. At Medford Derm, we remove moles via shave or excision.
Shave removal is common and produces optimal results in most cases. Injectable lidocaine anesthetic prevents pain, and raises and firms the surgical site. A lubricated cosmetic scalpel is then used to incise raised mole tissue flush with surrounding skin. If this technique is used, it’s possible that cells below the removal site surface may cause re-elevation or dark re-pigmentation. These side effects are particularly problematic for younger or more darkly pigmented patients.
Because of these limitations, ‘elliptical’ excision of moles with underlying skin (to prevent skin puckering) is sometimes recommended. We use this technique for those at high risk of mole regrowth, re-pigmentation, or uneven post-treatment skin contours. In younger patients, elliptical excisions may result in scarring.
Excellent clinical judgment and meticulous surgical skills are the key prerequisites for optimal mole evaluation and removal results.
Mechanical destruction and destruction caused by immune system stimulation are usually the two ways warts are treated. Sometimes wart removal can be challenging. It may not even be necessary. At Medford Derm, we work to minimize or avoid the scarring that may occur from wart removal procedures.
At Medford Derm, we also remove moles that may be melanoma. Melanoma may evolve within a mole but typically develops on normal skin. People with many large and irregular moles are at greater melanoma risk.
Deciding whether or not a mole is suspicious enough for biopsy and then removal is a delicate art and science. Come to Medford Derm for both.