Acne is the most common skin disorder. While prevalent among teens, it can also affect adults. It is caused when the hair follicles become plugged by the skin’s oils, dirt and dead skin cells. Edmonton Dermatology can provide effective skin care and treatment solutions for various presentations of acne.
Solar Lentigos are caused by long-term sun exposure and appear a s light brown or brown patches on the skin. Usually harmless, solar lentigos can enlarge and darken over time with continued sun exposure. Aesthetic treatments including skincare and laser therapy are available to help remove and protect from additional Solar Lentigos from appearing.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition of overactive sweat glands. Sweat glands produce a salty solution called sweat which functions to regulate our body temperature. Sweat glands are located in the underarms, palms of hands, bottoms of feet and the forehead. In hyperhidrosis, the sweating occurs because of excessive body temperature regulation. Patients who have this condition can sweat excessively without doing any physical activity. Simply sitting on the couch can trigger excessive sweating.
Rosacea is a condition of persistent redness of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and eyes. It may appear as flushing redness at first, and become chronic over time. Symptoms vary. In some people it can lead to bumps, pimples, enlarged blood vessels and red eyes.
These are scaly and occasionally red lesions that can be caused by chronic exposure to the sun. It is important that patients seek early treatment, as this condition can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. There are a number of treatment options. Offered at our clinic to help prevent these pre-cancers or Actinic Keratosis from evolving.
Professional care and treatment for all stages of skin cancer and other skin conditions.
Edmonton Dermatology treats a variety of dermatologic skin conditions and provides specialized surgical treatment procedures for skin cancers. Below is a partial list of common conditions. We require a referral from your family physician or other specialist.
Types of Cancer that can be treated by Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Skin cancer is a growing concern all over the world and does not discriminate with regard to age, ethnicity or gender. A physician consult and/or referral to Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Muba Taher is required to diagnose suspicious lesions. Please make an appointment with your family physician and seek a referral to Dr. Muba Taher if required.
History Of Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
Mohs micrographic surgery is named after its inventor, the late Dr. Frederic Mohs from the University of Wisconsin. This technique was first developed in the 1930’s and has since evolved into a specialized procedure for the removal of skin cancers. It involves surgical excision of cancer containing tissue and microscopic examination of all cut surfaces that are correlated with a drawn map of the wound.
TYPES OF SKIN CANCER
– Basal Cell Carcinoma
– Squamous Cell Carcinoma
– Malignant Melanoma
STATISTICS ON SKIN CANCER
In 2012, an estimated 5800 Canadians were diagnosed with Melanoma with an estimated rate of death of 970 individuals. The incidence of skin cancer continues to grow by an estimate of 1.4% per year.