Northern California Dermatology
Northern California sees more than 250 sunny days every year, which is great news for outdoor enthusiasts but less than stellar for your skin’s health. Excessive sun exposure exacerbates the risks of skin cancer and the signs of aging.
A mole that seems to change size or color, acne that doesn’t go away or a rash that itches means visiting a dermatologist near you. Berman Skin Institute’s team of board-certified dermatologists, surgeons and physician assistants can diagnose your skin concerns and get you the treatment you need. We have several convenient locations in California and offer easy online scheduling.
Schedule your first skin exam at Berman Skin Institute today.
Berman Skin Institute: Medical Dermatology Specialists in Northern California
With same-day or next-day appointments available, Berman Skin Institute can provide you with a comprehensive range of surgical and medical dermatology services. We differentiate ourselves from other practices by our patient-first, physician-led approach to everything we do, and our exceptional group of Board-Certified Dermatologists, Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeons, Cosmetic Surgeons, Certified Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants and Support Staff.
What Is Medical Dermatology?
Medical dermatology focuses on treating skin conditions with the goal of improving your overall health. While this field combats health problems, an improved skin appearance is an added benefit of many medical dermatology treatments.
Why Schedule an Appointment at Berman Skin Institute
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It plays a role in protecting you from diseases and harm. If you notice anything different or experience discomfort, a dermatologist can help you get to the bottom of the issue. We’ll recommend a treatment that will help clear or manage your concern so it doesn’t interfere with your life.
Conditions We Treat
We work with our patients to solve their skin concerns, applying the latest research and most advanced technology. Among the medical skin conditions we treat are:
- Acne: Acne can be more than just a few pimples. We offer laser treatments, facials and at-home therapy options to help you get your acne under control.
- Actinic keratoses and squamous cell carcinoma: Actinic keratoses are precancerous lesions on the skin’s sun-exposed areas that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma if left untreated. We diagnose and treat precancerous lesions.
- Allergic and irritant contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a rash that develops after contact with an allergen or irritant. We can help you determine the allergen.
- Alopecia areata: Alopecia areata is a skin disorder that causes hair loss. Often, hair loss occurs in patches. Steroid creams or light therapy may be effective treatments for alopecia areata.
- Basal cell carcinoma and superficial basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer. It causes small bumps that look similar to pimples.
- Eczema: Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema causes an itchy rash to develop on the skin. Treatments for eczema include prescription medications and light therapy.
- Melanoma: The most malignant form of skin cancer, melanoma can develop around a mole. Mole removal surgery can help to prevent melanoma from forming or remove a mole that has become cancerous.
- Molluscum contagiosum: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that usually appears as tiny bumps on the face, neck, armpits and groin. It can spread by contact with others. Anti-viral cream can treat the condition and minimize its spread.
- Psoriasis: When a person has psoriasis, the body produces skin cells too quickly, leading to a buildup of cells and rough, scaly patches. Laser or phototherapy treatments can help to clear psoriasis flare-ups.
- Rosacea: Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that causes facial redness, usually over the nose and cheeks. Facial treatments and lasers can help to relieve the redness.
- Sebaceous hyperplasia: Sebaceous hyperplasia develops when a person has an overgrowth in their oil glands. Yellow bumps form on the skin, which can occasionally look like skin cancer. Treatments include lasers and fading creams.
- Seborrheic Keratoses: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign skin growths that usually appear in people over 30. While they are generally harmless, you may wish to have them shaved or frozen off.
- Telangiectasias: Some blood vessels are located close to the skin’s surface. When these blood vessels break or dilate, they become visible, causing telangiectasias. Left untreated, the condition can become worse, causing more redness over a larger area of the skin. Laser treatments are often effective.
- Tinea Versicolor: Caused by a fungal infection, Tinea Versicolor leads to peeling areas of the skin, usually on the back and chest. It can be treated with anti-fungal shampoo or medications.
- Urticaria: More commonly known as hives, urticaria can be triggered by an immune response, medications or an unknown cause. Allergy medications may help to prevent hives, and oral steroids may provide relief.
- Vitiligo: Vitiligo causes the skin to lose color in patches. Treatments include phototherapy and lasers.
- Warts: Warts are caused by a virus and can appear on several areas of the body, including the face, feet and genitals. They can be removed through cryosurgery, topical medications or electrosurgery.
- Xerotic dermatitis: Also called winter itch, Xerotic dermatitis causes the skin to itch all over, particularly on the shins and arms. Using gentle cleansers and emollients may help ease the itch.
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Skin Cancer and Annual Skin Exams
Early detection is crucial for treating and surviving skin cancer. Skin cancer can affect anyone, no matter their skin color or time spent in the sun, but some people, particularly those with lighter skin and those who spend ample time outdoors, have a higher risk of developing cancer.
An annual skin exam helps you stay on top of any changes in your skin, including moles that seem to appear out of nowhere or change shape and size. During an annual skin exam, one of our dermatologists will inspect your body and document your moles, taking pictures of them for future comparison. We’ll evaluate those moles at subsequent exams, looking for any changes.
Schedule an Appointment at the Berman Skin Institute Today
The dermatologists at the Berman Skin Institute use research and technology to provide our patients with state-of-the-art care. To help you manage the cost of dermatology treatment, we accept many insurance plans and offer financing options. Whether you’re concerned about acne, changes in a mole’s appearance or another skin problem, we’ll work with you to find the best solution. Use our online scheduler to choose your location and provide the time and date that works for you.
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