Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or "zits." Our Irvine and Huntington Beach dermatologists can offer various treatment options to help reduce or eliminate acne.
Sebum (the oil that clogs our pores) production is related to hormones levels. This is why teens, women before their periods, and women in their 40s and 50s right before menopause are most affected by acne because of their hormone fluctuation. However due to so many factors that can contribute to the cause of acne, it is something that affects men and women at every age level.
ECZEMA (ATOPIC DERMATITIS) & DRY SKIN Eczema
Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, scaly patches on the skin. The condition is generally very itchy. If repeatedly scratched, the patch can become crusty and ooze.
Our Huntington Beach and Irvine dermatologists provide diagnosis and treatment for pediatric skin disorders. Some common pediatric dermatologic issues include eczema, acne, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, congenital skin disorders, molluscum contagiosum (sometimes called "water warts" ) warts.
Psoriasis is a skin disease marked by red, itchy, scaly patches. When psoriasis flares, it can cause severe itching and pain. Sometimes the skin cracks and bleeds. Research shows that psoriasis is a disorder that causes the immune system to rapidly accelerate, causing new skin cells to form in days rather than weeks. the production of skin cells.
As psoriasis is a life-long condition, it is important to take an active role in managing it. Our Huntington Beach and Irvine dermatologists can discuss treatment options with you, and help you develop a healthy lifestyle living with psoriasis.
SCLEROTHERAPY FOR VARICOSE VEINS
Sclerotherapy is used by our Huntington Beach and Irvine dermatologists to treat varicose veins and spider veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the veins that cause their linings to contract and the veins to disappear. This is a treatment that has been successfully used by our Huntington Beach and Irvine dermatologists for many years.
SKIN ALLERGY PATCH TESTING
When your skin comes into contact with a substance that you may be allergic or hypersensitive to, it can cause swelling, redness, blisters, itching, or a burning sensation. Skin allergy patch testing is used to identify the substances that are causing your allergy symptoms.
Our Huntington Beach and Irvine dermatologists often perform this kind of testing by applying paper tapes containing small amounts of many common allergens to the back and left in place for two days. Our Huntington Beach and Irvine dermatologists would then study the results, looking for redness or blisters that indicate an allergic reaction. This is a quick and easy way to test for many possible allergies at one time.
SKIN CANCER & MOHS SURGERY
Mohs surgery is a specialized technique for removing various types of skin cancer while sparing as much normal tissue as possible. Mohs surgery differs from other types of skin cancer treatments in that it permits the immediate and complete microscopic examination of the removed cancerous tissue, so that all “roots” and extensions of the cancer can be eliminated. Due to the methodical manner in which tissue is removed and examined, Mohs surgery has been recognized as the skin cancer treatment with the highest reported cure rate.
Dr. Tran is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He teaches Mohs surgery to dermatology residents at UC Irvine. He has completed over 2000 cases of skin cancer surgery utilizing the Mohs technique and is preferred by patients as he is able to effectively do skin cancer surgery while minimizing scarring. Please contact our office for samples of his work.
Toenail fungus affects about half of Americans by the age of 70. Fungus infections occur when microscopic fungi gain entry through a small trauma in the nail, then grow and spread in the warm, moist environment inside the person's socks and shoes.
Symptoms of toenail fungus includes swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail, streaks or spots down the side of the nail, and even complete loss of the nail. Toenail color can vary from brown to yellow to white with this condition.
Our Huntington Beach and Irvine dermatologists would work with you closely to come up with a treatment plan for your toenail fungus. It most likely will be the use of a prescription cream specifically designed to eliminate the toenail fungus.