Skin Treatments for Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Main Line, and Beyond
Skin is the largest organ of the body and serves many vital functions. It protects our underlying organs and tissues. Skin additionally regulates body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. It senses stimulation. Because of all of this, and more, the medical dermatology-focused team at the Cirillo Institute's Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute works closely with patients whose skin health is disrupted by any of a number of dermatological conditions. Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Main Line, and Philadelphia-area women and men can find help for symptoms of all acute and chronic dermatological conditions with our team of dermatologists.
Aging skin is particularly vulnerable to a variety of unwanted dermatological conditions. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin problems are more likely in older adults than in all other age groups. Dermatological conditions can take a toll on self-esteem in addition to health, and sufferers often experience unrelenting discomfort. The Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute's team can help to cure, improve, or control dermatological conditions that interfere with daily life.
Acne is the most prevalent dermatological condition in the United States. It is often associated with puberty, but flare-ups can occur at any stage of life. The facial skin contains thousands of tiny openings called pores, which can become blocked with dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Bacteria thrives in blocked pores, resulting in inflammation and breakouts. Symptoms range from blackheads to whiteheads to more serious cases of cysts, which are painful, pus-filled lesions deep beneath the skin. Our dermatologists in Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square can help patients manage mild to severe acne.
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Another common dermatological condition is rosacea. People affected by this chronic problem are prone to persistent blushing, flushing, spider veins, and overly sensitive skin. While there is no clear consensus on what causes the condition, it is thought to be associated with facial blood vessel irregularities and is common among people with very fair complexions or those who have a family history of rosacea. Our Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square dermatologists examine the skin to make a proper diagnosis, while offering the best treatment options for controlling the condition.
Eczema can affect patients of all ages. Eczematous conditions cause itchy and uncomfortable red scaly patches that may involve the entire body. Harsh chemicals, rougher clothes’ fabrics, and scents are common triggers for flare-ups. People who suffer from persistent, moderate to severe eczema that negatively impacts their quality of life can consult our dermatologists in Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square for help with mitigating and managing their symptoms of this dermatological condition.
Psoriasis is an uncomfortable, inflammatory, and chronic dermatological condition. It is caused by an abnormal acceleration of the cellular life cycle, resulting in raised patches of red skin with adhering silvery scales. Flares tend to reoccur during one’s life. Joint pain often accompanies the condition and can result in permanent destruction of the involved joints. Our Bryn Mawr and Newtown Square dermatologists are experienced in identifying and treating the problem. Treatments may include topical, oral, and injectable medications. Xtrac laser therapy may also be used to treat more localized areas.
Hair is made up of some of the same proteins found in the skin. Both women and men may experience unwanted hair loss. Thinning hair and bald spots are upsetting. They can be associated with numerous conditions, from genetics to hormonal shifts to illness to stress to medical diseases. Blood tests or a scalp biopsy can help to diagnose the cause of hair loss, after which our dermatology team will offer a customized plan for hair restoration.
Warts & Moles
Warts and moles are common dermatological growths frequently treated by the skin care specialists at Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute. Warts are small, textured growths, caused by a virus. They can be annoying, embarrassing, painful—or all of the above. Benign moles typically have a uniform, round, or oval shape, and maintain the same basic appearance throughout adulthood. While warts and benign moles are harmless, our team can safely treat/remove them.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, but is highly curable if discovered and treated early. The best way to increase the likelihood of successful treatment is through early detection. Our team stresses the importance of performing self-skin exams at home and coming into the office for routine skin cancer exams. We offer a range of advanced medical and surgical treatments, including Mohs surgery, with specifics depending on the type, size, location, and stage of the cancer.