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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Moles, also called “nevi,” are extremely common. It is not unusual for patients to have anywhere from 10-40 moles on their body. In most instances, they are nothing to worry about. However, when they begin to change, it may be a sign of possible skin cancer. It is essential that patients pay close attention to their moles and watch for any changes. Those who have moles that are growing, itching, or bleeding may want to learn about mole removal. La Mesa dermatologists, Dr. Dean, Dr. Bushman, Dr. Goskowicz, Dr. Crosby and Dr. Shinko Lin can help. Skin Examinations Skin cancer … Continue reading
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" All of us have skin! Sadly, it is ignored too often until something goes wrong. I recommend GROSSMONT DERMATOLOGY MEDICAL CLINIC and SKIN CANCER TREATMENT CENTER. The entire staff works together to assure an efficient and professional experience. I have been a patient of Doctors Dean, Bushman and Li; and have friends who are patients of Dr. Goskowicz. (I feel sure Dr. Crosby is excellent, too.)
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