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Dermatologists in La Mesa explain mole removal treatment cost and reviews

Moles can be removed for cosmetic reasons.

Not all moles are cancerous or dangerous. Large, dark, or bumpy moles or ones that are on a visible part of the body may be considered for mole removal. If you have a mole that is unsightly or bothersome, contact the Board-Certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology in La Mesa, CA for mole treatment. Mole removal options Moles can be removed using different methods to gain a more cosmetically appealing appearance. The mole removal costs and reviews give advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. The price depends upon the size, shape, and location. Costs may include: Shaving Excising Pathology   Using … Continue reading

La Mesa, CA dermatologist answers questions about mole removal

Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic answers questions about mole removal.

Almost everyone will have a mole at some time during their lives. Some people choose to have moles removed for cosmetic reasons, while others do so at the recommendation of a dermatologist. Many have questions about this procedure. Our Board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA answers common concerns about mole removal. Are all moles dangerous?  Only a small percentage of moles are cancerous. You are at higher risk if you have many large, dark moles and a family history of skin cancer, but any single mole can be cancerous. Plus, it is difficult for someone … Continue reading

Micro needling treatment rejuvenates complexions in La Mesa, CA

Micro needling treatment rejuvenates complexions Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic.

Collagen is the fiber that holds our tissues together, and it is the most plentiful protein in the human body. However, collagen in skin breaks down and depletes from aging and sun exposure. Micro needling treatment stimulates fresh production of collagen, for skin that looks young and healthy. La Mesa, CA dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Crosby explains the advantages of this procedure. About micro needling This is a minimally-invasive treatment. First, skin is cleansed. If your skin is very sensitivity, topical anesthetic may be applied. Then the clinician moves a handpiece over the treatment area. It has dozens of hair-fine needles … Continue reading

Laser hair reduction brings big benefits to men and women in La Mesa

Laser hair reduction brings big benefits to men and women in La Mesa, said Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic.

Throughout recorded history, men and women have worked to remove unwanted hair for cultural, medical, sexual, or religious reasons. Today, it is more a matter of fashion and comfort. Dr. Christopher Crosby brings the benefits of permanent laser hair reduction to patients in the La Mesa area.  Hair removal techniques  Today, hair removal is generally accomplished by: Depilation – Elimination of hair above the surface of skin by shaving, or harsh chemicals that dissolve proteins in hair structure. Epilation – Removing the entire hair – the strand you see and the part beneath skin. Epilation devices, waxing, sugaring, threading, and … Continue reading

CA dermatologist sheds light on laser treatment

Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic sheds light on laser treatment.

When the first laser was built in 1960, few people thought this innovation would become part of our everyday lives. Yet today we rely on laser technology at the grocery store checkout, to print from our computers, and to watch DVDs. Laser treatment has also become an essential component of skin care. Our dermatologists can explain laser therapies offered at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA and answers concerns about safety.  Use of lasers in dermatology  Some practitioners invest in one laser and try to adapt it to many uses. Grossmont Dermatology takes a different approach. This highly-trained … Continue reading

CA patients learn what to expect after the sclerotherapy procedure

Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explains what to expect after the sclerotherapy procedure.

Your legs have carried you through some of the best times of your life – down the aisle, soothing sick babies, across the dancefloor, and tearing up the links. The sclerotherapy procedure for spider and lesser varicose veins keeps legs looking great, and aftercare is easier than you think. CA dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology share this information. Leg veins and sclerotherapy  Telangiectasias, better known as spider veins, are small clustered blood vessels near the surface of skin. These colorful dilated vessels are caused by backup in the vascular system, the result of faulty valves in veins.   Sclerotherapy is injection … Continue reading

La Mesa, CA dermatologist explains when psoriasis treatments are needed

Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explains when psoriasis treatments are needed.

An estimated 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. Although it is more prevalent in adults, psoriasis spans all ages. About 40 percent of those who live with this chronic skin condition also experience psoriatic arthritis – joint pain and inflammation. As an experienced Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Crosby is often asked if psoriasis treatments are necessary. He offers this advice for patients in the La Mesa, CA area.  Understanding psoriasis  Psoriasis occurs from a fault in the immune system, causing skin cells to grow too rapidly. Instead of taking weeks to develop, they mature in days. Since the body cannot shed … Continue reading

Accurate diagnosis by La Mesa, CA dermatologist determines best skin cancer treatments

Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic determines best skin cancer treatments.

Skin cancer does not discriminate. Anyone of either gender or any ethnicity, age, or lifestyle can develop it. Fortunately, today’s patient has more options in skin cancer treatments than ever before. It starts with accurate diagnosis at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA. How skin cancer is diagnosed  Human skin is comprised of four layers containing many kinds of cells. Skin cancer is abnormal growth of skin cells. While most people are familiar with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, there are more than 100 types of skin cancer. Pinpoint diagnosis requires skill, experience, and advanced … Continue reading

La Mesa, CA physicians offer skin cancer treatments such as surgical excision for melanoma treatment

Melanoma Treatment, Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic

Skin cancer is a common visible cancer and is a problem everyone needs to keep in mind. 1 in 5 Americans will have a basal cell carcinoma at some point in their lives. For patients near La Mesa, CA, the board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology offer skin cancer treatments including treatment for melanoma.   As the most dangerous and potentially deadly form of skin cancer, melanomas often look like moles or grow from existing moles. This form of cancer is often caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning beds. If melanomas are caught early, they are often … Continue reading

Actinic keratosis treatment is available for La Mesa area residents

Actinic keratosis treatment is available for La Mesa area residents

La Mesa area patients with actinic keratoses need to work with a dedicated skin doctor to determine the best treatment plan. Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center’s team of professionalswork closely with patients to determine treatment for a variety of conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Actinic keratosis explained Many patients are interested in learning what an actinic keratosis is and how it should be treated. This condition develops generally from excessive sun exposure over time. Because it is damage from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, it is also called solar keratosis. These are lesions thattypically … Continue reading

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