Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. This skin irritation usually presents as red, inflamed skin that is very itchy and in some cases will blister or weep.
Although doctors still aren’t sure what the exact cause is, eczema is not contagious and there are treatments that can help. Antibiotics and/or topical steroid creams can be very effective.
Some of the characteristics of rosacea are redness on the forehead, cheeks, nose, or chin, facial bumps or pimples, and/or visible blood vessels. Frequent blushing or flushing, like a sunburn that won’t go away, is also a common symptom.
Although it’s unknown what causes rosacea, there are a range of oral and topical medications and even laser treatments that can be used to treat rosacea symptoms.
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory disease, characterized by red, raised, scaly patches or plaques on the skin. These patches occur when skin cells grow at an abnormally fast rate.
The lesions are not contagious or infectious but they may itch or burn. There's no cure, but there are topical creams, pills or even injections that can help alleviate psoriasis symptoms.
Vitiligo is characterized by patches of skin that have lost their pigment. When a person has vitiligo, the cells that give skin its color have been destroyed although it’s not clear what destroys the cells.
These patches of skin are most common where the skin is exposed to the sun. Treatments include medication, light therapy, and possibly even surgery in extreme cases.
Alopecia (Hair Loss)
Hair loss, or alopecia, can be caused by hormones, genes, stress or illness, injury, or an auto-immune disease. It may also be caused by medical conditions like thyroid disease, lupus, diabetes, anemia or iron deficiency.
See us and we'll assess your hair loss and the probable cause. Dr. Baker can prescribe you one of several medications to help restore your hair growth. Minoxidil, spironolactone and finasteride are three of the most common medications used to treat hair loss in men and women.
Dry skin can be extremely frustrating. It can be caused by factors in your environment or genetics. Things like weather, allergies, or eczema can all contribute to dry skin.
Thankfully, there are plenty of possible treatments available to make your life more comfortable and enjoyable.
Folliculitis is relatively common and can be uncomfortable. This condition causes irritation and itchy or painful bumps in your hair follicles because of bacterial or fungal infection or excessive keratin clogging your pores.
You may need antibiotics depending on how severe the condition is, but there are also treatment options that don’t require oral medications.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, isn’t normal. In fact, it is a real medical condition that you don’t have to live with.
Why soak through your shirt or socks by the end of the day when you can treat your hyperhidrosis? Dr. Baker starts treatments by prescribing oral and/or topical medication. If those aren't effective, you can receive BOTOX® injections to block the nerve signals that trigger your sweat glands. Botox treatments for hyperhidrosis are often covered by insurance.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when patches of your skin produce more melanin than others, causing darker spots that don’t match your primary skin tone.
Treatment options include topical creams, chemical peels, and cosmetic laser treatments. Dr. Baker can help you decide on the best fit for your skin.