Vasculitis occurs because of damage to the blood vessels in the skin. This can appear as small red-purple spots or bumps on the lower legs.
Grover’s disease (transient acantholytic dermatosis) appears suddenly as itchy red spots on body’s mid-section, most often in men 45 – 65 years of age…Read more >>
Pigmentation after an acne lesion is common in darker skin types; and is often confused as a “scar”. Hyperpigmentation does not have texture, it only has discoloration.
Nevus Spilus may sound like the name of some celestial star or newly discovered planet, but it simply means a brown or dark speckle or group of moles on the skin characterized by a café au lait background area of…
Ichthyosis is the disorder in which there are excessive amounts of dry surface scales. The name ichthyosis is derived from…
Calcipotriene is one of a number of synthetic drugs that mimic the action of vitamin D, the chemical structure of which is shown below.
The first step is to get the acne under control. For moderate to severe acne, I typically recommend Accutane. It’s a proven therapy and only requires a short course, but has long-lasting results.
Becker’s nevus is an uncommon (but not rare) benign skin lesion. “Nevus” is another word for a mole and as such this growth appears as a very large and irregularly shaped mole. Which can be present at birth but most appear in puberty.
Although Seborrheic Keratoses are often confused with warts, they are quite different. Seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous growths of the outer layer of skin. There may be just one growth, or many which occur in clusters.
A cherry angioma, a form of hemangioma, is a bright red bump on the skin. It is a benign over-proliferation of blood vessels that increases in frequency with age.