Board Certified Dermatologist
Houston Dermatology Associates
Medical Dermatology Services in Houston

PDT - Actinic Keratosis Treatment

We are pleased to offer photodynamic therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous legions of the skin).  This FDA approved treatment is performed in the office using a photoactive agent and a blu-light source.It is an alternative to traditional therapies such as liquid nitrogen or patient-applied topical creams. If you think you may have actinic keratosis and would like to hear more about this therapy please contact one of our board certified dermatologist for an evaluation.

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers. It is estimated that more than one million Americans develop skin cancer every year. Sun avoidance is the best defense against skin cancer. Over exposure to sunlight (including tanning) is the main cause of skin cancer especially when it results in sunburn and blistering.

Our doctors provide regular comprehensive skin exams of all skin surfaces for malignant and premalignant lesions. Education on preventative measures is also discussed.

Mole Analysis and Removal

Everyone has moles, sometimes 40 or more. Most people think of a mole as a dark brown spot, but moles have a wide range of appearance. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. They are usually brown in color and can be various sizes and shapes. The brown color is caused by melanocytes, special cells that produce the pigment melanin.

Our skin cancer screening also includes a thorough evaluation of moles. Again, educating patients on what changes to look for and what are the characteristics of abnormal moles are discussed.

Medical Conditions

Below are some of the common dermatological conditions we evaluate and treat.

  • acne
  • seborrhea dermatitis
  • pityriasis rosea
  • seborrheic keratoses
  • bacterial skin infection
  • herpes simplex
  • "age spots"
  • rosacea
  • molluscum
  • dandruff
  • nail conditions
  • psoriasis
  • intertrigo
  • hair loss
  • fungal skin infection
  • skin tags
  • eczema
  • lichen planus
  • perioral dermatitis
  • tinea versicolor
  • vitiligo
  • shingles
  • "sun spots"
  • warts
  • poison ivy
  • melasma
  • viral skin infection
  • urticaria
  • contact dermatitis
  • tinea pedis
  • rashes

 

Cosmetic Dermatology Services in Houston

At Houston Dermatology Associates we understand the desire to enhance your image. All cosmetic services are performed by our physicians. We offer the following:

Botox Treatments

Small quantities of Botox can be injected into discrete facial muscles, blocking the contraction of the facial muscles that create "crows feet" and "frown lines." The resulting relaxation of these facial muscles causes lines of expression to soften, appear less deep, or even disappear completely. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing natural facial expression.

Our physicians have extensive training in the use of Botox for the safe and effective treatment of lines and wrinkles related to expression. We use Botox, directly ordered through the manufacturer, Allergan, to ensure its authenticity.

Restylane / Perlane / Juvederm Ultra / Juvederm Ultra Plus

Dermal fillers are a safe, non-surgical treatment used to fill lines and wrinkles on the face. Dermal filler works to smooth wrinkles and scars by replenishing the skin's natural collagen support layer beneath the surface. Results are immediate, with minimal recovery time. These dermal fillers (like Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm) are used to restore facial volume, while reducing facial lines and wrinkles.

At Houston Dermatology Associates our physicians not only have vast experience and training in the area, but also recognize the importance of staying up to date with these products with regular training courses.

Salicylic Acid Peels

20% & 30% salicylic peels, which are performed by our dermatologists, exfoliate the top layer of skin and encourage skin renewal to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture, discoloration, and acne.

Houston Dermatology Associates
6560 Fannin, Suite 724
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-790-0058
Fax: 713-790-0410

Houston Dermatology Associates
Dermatology Houston Texas