Many people who first learn about Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston ask themselves, “do I really need to see a dermatologist?” You may also be asking yourself this question because you don’t think you have a serious enough condition, or you feel your skin and hair are healthy enough as it is, but none of that should keep you from getting your skin the care and attention it deserves! Not only does your skin protect you from dangers like UV rays and bacteria, but it is also one of the first features people notice when they see you.
For body parts that are this important to overall health, specialized care is required. That is where expert dermatologists like those found at Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston come in. Our dermatologists are specialists in treating issues related to the skin, nails, and hair. They are committed to helping you not only achieve healthier skin, but to feel more confident in how it looks and feels.
Acne occurs when the pores in your skin are blocked with oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells that clog your pores. These skin cells, sebum (oily, waxy matter secreted from your glands), dead skin, and hair clump together to plug pores, causing an infection and resulting in inflammation, or a pimple. Acne is not discriminatory, and for most people, pimples and acne start to appear during puberty and last into the early 20s, and in more severe cases, even well into adulthood.request an appointment
Actinic Keratosis is also known as solar keratosis and is a crusty, scaly growth caused by UV radiation damage. These spots are typically found on the face, lips, ears, bald scalp, shoulders, neck, back of the hands, and forearms.request an appointment
Eczema is a condition that leaves a red, scaly rash when the skin comes into contact with an allergen. It can present in many forms, anywhere on the body, and is one of the most common skin conditions we treat at Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston. Eczema is not contagious and can be induced by a predisposition in your genetic makeup, environmental factors, or even stress.request an appointment
Hair loss can be the result of several underlying conditions, stress, or improper hair care. Many patients request an appointment once they notice that their hair is thinning or falling out, but sometimes, hair loss is not obvious.
Treating hair loss can be done at home or in our office depending on the type of procedure best suited for your needs.request an appointment
Melanoma is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer and occurs when pigment-producing skin cells mutate and become cancerous. This form of skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, and even begin in current moles that have become cancerous.request an appointment
Mole removals are common procedures and can be done to remove an unwanted mole for cosmetic reasons or to prevent a mole from developing into a more severe skin disease such as cancer.
Whether your reason for coming in for a consultation is for cosmetic or preventative purposes, we recommend first biopsying the mole to ensure the mole has not developed into a melanoma. Biopsies are performed in our office and then sent to a specialist or lab for testing. Sometimes, biopsies can result in the entire mole being removed.request an appointment
Psoriasis is a chronic disease that is caused by having an overactive immune system and the result of the skin production process moving too quickly. This sped-up process results in inflamed, itchy skin that may be red or scaly in appearance. Psoriasis appears in patches in areas of the skin that are already more difficult to keep moisturized such as your elbows, knees, and scalp. These patches of inflamed, dry skin can last for days or weeks at a time.request an appointment
Skin rejuvenation treatments are the ideal choice for patients seeking to reduce the effects of aging by restoring your skin’s youthful elasticity and brightness. Skin rejuvenation can also be used for therapeutic purposes to treat skin conditions such as rosacea, irregular pigmentation, broken capillaries, spider veins, freckles, or brown spots. For cosmetic enhancements, skin rejuvenation can reduce the signs of aging on the face, arms, and hands through a variety of treatment options.request an appointment
Laser Treatment of Sun Spots, Discoloration, and Wrinkles
Lasers deliver powerful light beams deep into the skin’s pigment, which breaks up any discoloration that is, in turn, absorbed back into the body within a few days. The heat from the laser also generates your body’s natural healing mechanisms, giving your skin refreshed and youthful look. Depending on the case, most patients see satisfying improvement in four to six monthly treatments.request an appointment