Medical Skin Conditions Sarasota, FL
We offer treatment for all types of skin conditions including, but not limited to: acne, actinic keratosis, cysts, dandruff (seborrhea), eczema, dermatitis, fungal infections, moles, pigment disorders, psoriasis, rosacea, scars, shingles, skin tags, tinea versicolor, warts, and skin cancers. Give us a call at (941) 379-6647 today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer T. Trent!
Acne is a common skin condition that causes blocked pores, pimples, cysts and other lesions on the skin. Acne can affect the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and arms. Although acne is common in teenagers, adults of any age can suffer from acne. There are many effective treatments that can help improve the skin’s appearance and prevent future breakouts.
Actinic keratosis is a common premalignant skin lesion that occurs when the cells that comprise 90 percent of the epidermis change in size, shape or organization. This changes the texture of the skin surface and may extend deeper, into the dermis.
Dandruff is a skin condition that causes itching and flaking of the scalp. Luckily, there are treatments available that can effectively control dandruff. Mild cases of dandruff can often be managed with an over-the-counter shampoo, while more stubborn cases may need to be treated by a prescription-strength shampoo. Although dandruff is chronic, it can be treated by managing stress, shampooing your hair and scalp often and cutting back on styling products.
Eczema / Dermatitis
Eczema is a common skin condition that results in a red rash and itchy skin. Eczema is particularly common in infants and young children and most often develops due to an allergic reaction or an immune-system malfunction. It can cause irritation and inflammation anywhere on the body, however it tends to be prevalent on the face, behind the knees and on the insides of the arms.
The most common and severe form of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It often occurs in those with other allergic conditions, such as asthma or hay fever, and who have family members with the same issues.
Moles are brown or black growths on the skin that may be located anywhere on the body. Although many moles are completely benign and don’t pose any sort of health risk, some people choose to have them removed because they consider them unattractive. It is important to regularly use sunscreen and monitoring your moles for changes.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is the result of a rapid buildup of skin cells, causing red, raised, dry and cracked scaly patches (or even blisters) to form on the skin. In some cases, psoriasis can affect the fingernails. It can be mild, moderate or severe, and, in most cases, causes itching and burning in the affected areas.
Rosacea is a skin condition that affects up to 10 percent of the population, and many people may be unaware that they have it. Rosacea tends to affect the face, causing redness and the formation of small bumps that are similar to acne. Rosacea typically affects fair-skinned women between the ages of 30 and 60. Although rosacea cannot be cured, there are many treatments available to relieve symptoms and prevent flare-ups.
Shingles is a disease caused by the herpes virus responsible for chickenpox. Once someone has been infected with chickenpox, the virus lies dormant within the nerve tissue of the body. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles, often after another illness or during a period of great stress. Advancing age and immune deficiency disorders are also risk factors for shingles. Shingles usually presents as a painful rash of fluid-filled blisters on the skin, typically only affecting one side of the body. Early treatment may minimize symptoms and prevent complications.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is the result of an abnormal growth of skin cells and it can affect skin anywhere on the body, but most frequently appears on skin that endures regular sun exposure.
A skin tag is a small, soft piece of tissue that is attached to the surface of the skin by a connecting “stalk.” Most skin tags develop over time and typically affect people who are overweight, have diabetes, or are older than 40. While they are almost always benign and don’t cause problems unless they are irritated, many people choose to have them removed for precautionary or cosmetic purposes.
Warts are a common skin condition resulting from infection by a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many types of warts that can affect people of all ages, but some types are more common in children while others are more often found in adults. Many types of warts disappear on their own. Warts can be treated with medications or can be removed.