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
At Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center, patients in the San Diego area can enjoy quality care for a variety of skin and body concerns. Skin cancer is a serious diagnosis that should not be taken lightly. When patients hear the words “skin cancer,” they often have many questions for their physician. Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment is easier than any other type of cancer. With early detection and appropriate treatment, patients can recover from skin cancer and continue to live a high quality of life. What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is an abnormality of skin … Continue reading
The removal of unwanted hair on the body often requires men and women to undergo regular shaving or waxing. However, there’s a better way. La Mesa area patients who are interested in reduction of unwanted hair are encouraged to learn about laser hair procedures with the team of Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center. What is laser hair reduction? With today’s technology, lasers are being integrated into not only dermatology but the overall field of medicine. Laser light can help with a variety of issues, and can be used in the reduction of unwanted hair on the … Continue reading
Patients interested in combating the signs of aging are often interested in dermal fillers and other injectables commonly used at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic. From Juvéderm, Botox, Xeomin to Sculptra, we offer a variety of ways for patients to target fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that contribute to an aging appearance. What is Juvéderm? Juvéderm is one of many cosmetic injectables available at our practice. Juvéderm can be used in a variety of ways around the face. This injectable is known as a dermal filler. Dermal fillers provide immediate results and add volume directly to the areas in which they … Continue reading
Treatment for the signs of aging doesn’t have to include plastic surgery. Patients in the La Mesa area who are interested in combating fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the skin are turning to injectables. Injectables provide patients with a way to address cosmetic issues of the skin without invasive procedures. Patients love having the chance to quickly and easily improve their appearance with services such as Botox treatment. What is Botox? Many patients have heard of Botox but may be unfamiliar with what it can achieve. This formulation is made with botulinum toxin type A. This is a safe … 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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