What is a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin, hair and nails. This may require the use of topical or internal medications. Some dermatologic conditions require in-office surgery for diagnosis or treatment. In addition to the treatment of skin disease, dermatologists also use a variety of treatment methods to improve your appearance and to correct aging skin.

Dr. Cohn founded Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center with these principals in mind:

Specialized Services:
Dr. Cohn provides her patients with the newest, most advanced techniques in the fields of dermatology and dermatologic cosmetic surgery.

Individualized Care:
Each treatment program is fully customized to meet your needs. Dr. Cohn believes that you should take an active part in your health care. She takes the time to explain and help you understand your skin condition and the various treatment options available to you.

A Holistic Approach:
Skin disease may affect many areas of your health, not just the skin alone. Dr. Cohn takes an interest in you as a whole person and strives to help you resolve any concern related to your dermatologic care.

 Common Skin Conditions and Their Treatment

Pimples, although not considered a medically serious problem, can impair one’s appearance and self-image, and in more serious cases cause permanent scarring of the skin. Although many cases of acne are seen in young people, there are a large number of adults who suffer from acne. There are many different therapies available for the treatment of acne, and these treatments are oriented toward preventing flare-ups and minimizing scarring. Each case of acne is different which is why we individually tailor each treatment program.
Warts are a very common problem. They are caused by a viral infection, and although seen most frequently on the hands and feet, can appear anywhere on the body. They are harmless but can be difficult to treat. We offer the latest treatments, which are relatively painless and leave little or no scarring.
Psoriasis is a common skin disease that appears as large red patches covered with scales. Depending on its severity and location, psoriasis can be treated in a variety of ways. There are many topical medications available that aid in its treatment. Other treatment options including oral medication and ultraviolet light are used for more extensive cases.
Eczema is a general term that means a rash that is itchy. Eczema can be caused by allergic reactions to something we come into contact with. If there is a family history of allergies, this condition can be inherited. Eczema can be family history of allergies, this condition can be inherited. Eczema can be treated very effectively by avoiding certain substances, and by the use of topical and oral medications.
Fungal infections commonly referred to as “ringworm,” can occur anywhere on the skin surface. When small areas are effected they can usually be treated with topical anti-fungal medications alone. For larger areas or infections involving the hair or nails, internal medications may be necessary. New internal anti-fungal agents are very safe, fast acting and stronger than those used in the past.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and is also the easiest to treat. A very important part of lifesaving cancer technology is the early detection and surgical cure of skin cancer. We treat most major skin cancers with in office surgery.
Special surgical procedures are available for the treatment and removal of moles, cysts and other types of skin lesions. In many cases these can be removed with simple, painless in office surgery.

Learn about a wide variety of skin conditions by visiting our Patient Education Library.


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