If you notice a flaw in your skin, it’s easy to try to ignore it and hope it goes away. When that doesn’t work, do you find yourself reaching for cosmetics or clothing to cover it up? You don’t have to feel self-conscious about your skin imperfections anymore; several common conditions can benefit from a simple visit to a dermatologist.
Our team at Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry, led by Dr. Oswald L. Mikell, uses the latest technology and science to provide dermatological care. This guarantees that you have access to the best treatment possible at each of our convenient South Carolina locations in Hilton Head, Okatie, and Beaufort. When you work with us, you can find answers for the most common skin conditions, including moles, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Almost everyone has a mole, and some can have as many as 40. These common skin discolorations caused by collections of pigment usually appear when you’re a child or teenager and continue to change as you grow older. The changes a mole a makes don’t guarantee you have skin cancer, but it’s important to work with an expert to evaluate your risks. Our team works to monitor moles you’ve had for your entire life or to check on a mole that suddenly appears, which can significantly increase our chances of detecting melanoma in its early stages. We can also remove problematic moles before they become an issue.
Acne tops the list is the most common skin condition in the U.S., but there are still a lot of myths about it. This skin problem causes blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples on your face or body when your hair follicles become plugged. Our experienced team of experts can provide acne management and skin care techniques to help control this condition, improve your self-confidence, and reduce your chances of developing permanent scars or dark spots in the future.
Eczema is most common in kids, but can develop at any age. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema causes you to have flare-ups of itchy and red skin. If you have eczema, we can work closely with you to help you identify triggers that make your condition worse, while providing skin care strategies and lifestyle changes to help reduce the frequency of your flare-ups. We might also suggest oral or topical corticosteroids to control inflammation or light therapy using UVB rays.
Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes your skin to become raised, red, and covered in thick, silvery scales. In most cases, these patches of skin appear on your scalp, knees, and elbows, but you can also have them on your legs, torso, and nails. Your immune system plays a significant role in psoriasis, and it can also be inherited. We can’t cure psoriasis, but we can provide several strategies to improve your skin’s appearance and help manage your condition, like UVB light XTRAC® therapy.
Rosacea describes redness in your skin that spreads from your nose and cheeks to your chin and forehead. There are different types of rosacea that cause varying signs and symptoms, and many people with this condition have permanent redness in the center of their face. If you have rosacea, we can help you develop new habits that reduce your flare-ups, in addition to recommending medications or laser treatment to reduce redness. With our help, we can prevent your rosacea from becoming worse, while also helping you feel and look your best.
To learn more about common skin conditions that we can treat, call Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry, or schedule an appointment online today.