Full body exams
We at Island dermatology and wellness we recommend all our valued patients to have annual and periodic Full Body Exams. This is essential because with a comprehensive Full Body Exam we can diagnose disease in its early stages and take suitable treatment. While we recommend this for all our patients, those with a family history of skin cancer, patients with a light skin tone or red hair type, and excessive history of sun exposure, etc. it is imperative to get your skin checked yearly.
We will conduct a full head to toe examination for suspicious growths or spots that may indicate signs of skin cancer. Once you complete your Full Body Exam, we’ll provide you with a customized plan to help you treat the identified risks.
Full Body Exams can be booked using our online system. You may also call us at 321-425-2298 to schedule your appointment. Make sure to connect with us on Instagram.
The pores of our skin contain oil glands that supply moisture to our skin and hair. Sometimes pores become clogged by excess oil, skin cells or bacteria. This results in a skin condition known as acne. Acne shows up as various types of bumps on the skin. The pores might take the form of a whitehead which is closed pore that is bulging outward, a blackhead which is an open pore with a dark surface, or a pimple which is an inflammation due to dead skin and bacteria forming in the opening.
It has been indicated that 70- 80% of individuals experience acne at some time in their lives. Modern medicine has now given us the means to control it.
Acne is traditionally treated using medications and/or procedures that target the excessively active oil glands involved, excessive reproductive hormone stimulation of these oil glands, the bacterium that lives on this extra oil on our face, chest or back during teen years and the tendency for the oil glands to get clogged.
Acne can be effectively treated using gels, washes, mask and advanced light technology, oral prescriptions, and topical medications, as well as medical-grade chemical peels.
Eczema includes many conditions making your skin inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Atopic eczema can start at birth and continue throughout a person’s life. Most atopic dermatitis patients experience intense itching.
Other forms of eczema can come from exposure to harsh chemicals or the weather. We have treatments today that make eczema almost disappear in many patients.
Include topical creams, pills, and injections.
Warts happen when skin cells grow faster than normal since they are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). About 150 types of HPV exist, and about ten types cause cutaneous or skin warts. Warts include common plantar and flat warts. In addition, certain other types of HPV cause anal and genital warts. We all come into contact with HPV daily when we touch doorknobs or shake hands, and only some of you develop warts.
Those with immune system abnormalities are vulnerable to warts. You may also find those in the meat, fish, and poultry industry susceptible to warts. The most likely explanation is that some people get warts and others do not.
Appears as a typical wart has a raised, rough surface. The center may be flecked with dark dots, which are the capillaries supplying the wart with blood. Warts are usually harmless and can disappear on their own over time, but they are unsightly and some, like those on the bottoms of your feet, make walking painful.
Wart removal is a challenge, but effective treatments may work. Warts are not highly contagious, but they spread from person to person through contact and skin breaks. You can also pick up warts from locker room floors or showers. Warts on the part of your body can be spread to other areas, so wash your hands and anywhere else that touches your warts.
A wart virus infection is different from a bacterial infection and has no predictable pattern. The wart virus lives in the upper layer of your skin, and who knows where you picked it up? Just be careful; when a wart goes away, you will still find the virus in the epidermis.
Salicylic acid, freezing, duct tape, zapping, and cutting, and other immunotherapy drugs.
Vitiligo is a disease-causing loss of skin color in patches on your skin. The discolored patches get bigger with time. This condition can affect the skin on any part of the body, plus it can affect the hair and the inside of your mouth. Some people develop a few spots. Others have a more widespread color loss. Our dermatologists offer treatments that can restore lost skin color.
The contrast between someone’s natural skin color and the lighter patches is greater when the person has a darker skin tone or tan. Additionally, the color of your hair and skin is determined by melanin. Vitiligo happens when cells that produce melanin die or stop working. The problem can cause issues for people of all skin types, but it is noticeable in those with darker skin colors. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious. However, it can be stressful or make you feel unconfident about yourself.
No cure but promote treatment and evaluation can help stop and /or slow the discoloration process down
A common virus causes molluscum the problem is a common skin infection. It appears firm, with painless bumps ranging from pinhead size to a pencil eraser. Do not scratch or injure the bumps; they spread to nearby skin. Molluscum also spreads through person-to-person contact and contact with infected items.
Unfortunately, you can also contact molluscum by swimming in pools or hot tubs that are contaminated, sexual contact with an affected partner, or skin to skin contact.
Molluscum can affect adults who have weakened immune systems. The bumps and the skin around them can become inflamed. This inflammation may be an immune system response to the infection. Often if you scratch these bumps, they can become infected and molluscum bumps can scar when healed. If sores appear on your eyelids, conjunctivitis or pink eye can develop.
Topical medicine, scraping, cryotherapy, laser therapy
Rosacea, a common skin condition that results in skin redness and visible blood vessels on the face. Additionally, Rosacea symptoms may become visible for weeks to months, suddenly vanish, and are sometimes mistaken for acne. Although Rosacea can affect any patient, it is commonly found in middle-aged women with light skin. While there is no permanent cure for Rosacea, there are treatments that can control and reduce its symptoms.
The causes of rosacea are not fully known, but genetics and environmental factors likely play a part. An estimated more than 14 million people in the U.S. have rosacea. Proper skin care can mitigate and reduce redness and irritation.
Topicals, medication, laser IPL therapy, and light treatment
Rashes can be caused by many things from allergic reactions to foods and medications to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections as well as internally genetic causes. There are many different types, and treatment regimen therefore it is important to seek medical evaluation as soon as possible.
Many disorders affect nails, including trauma, infections, paronychia, deformities, retronychia, and ingrown toenails. Disorders can occur in systemic illnesses and genetic conditions or result from trauma. Most nail disorders are fungal (onychomycosis). However, viral, and bacterial infections can cause green nail syndrome, herpetic whitlow (herpes simplex virus 1), and parasitic infections like crusted scabies, which lead to changes in the nail plate.
Warts result from human papillomavirus infection and can infect the proximal nail fold and the subungual area. Onychophagia or nail biting also spreads this infection. Other disorders and conditions also include psoriasis, periungual hemorrhage, or scurvy. The color of the nails often changes from their normal see-through color to a yellowish, opaque color. Nails become hard, thick, and ingrown.
See your doctor or dermatologist if you have any of the following disorders above. The best way to stop this disorder is to eat well, take care of your feet, and avoid trauma to your nails, and call your medical provider immediately if you notice any changes in your nail beds.
Call us at 321-425-2298 to schedule your appointment for medical dermatology Rockledge FL services. Come in and get treated with modern medical techniques using holistic concepts here at Island Dermatology and Wellness.