Dermatology

Dermatology Specialist
Taking good care of your skin is important for overall health. There are a number of issues, both big and small, that may arise with the skin. Dr. Podolskiy can help Libertyville, Illinois patients address a wide variety of dermatology issues.

Dermatology Q&A

What Are Some Common Dermatology Issues? 

Acne is one of the most common dermatology issues today. The widespread misconception is that acne only happens in teenagers, but the reality is that it can be quite common in adults as well. Whether there are only sporadic minor breakouts or there is major cystic acne that lingers, there is a treatment that will work. Some options include topical prescriptions, oral antibiotics, and acne-specific medications. Rosacea is another common problem that is most often seen in adults. Rosacea can look like acne, but it is a very different condition. Rosacea may be treated with topical medication or with prescription medicines. 

Can Warts and Other Growths Be Removed? 

Yes, in most cases warts and other growths can be removed. The most effective way to do so is typically cryotherapy. In a cryotherapy procedure, the wart or skin lesion is treated with liquid nitrogen. This freezes the abnormal growth so that it can be removed. If the growth is fairly large or is in a particularly difficult or sensitive area, a local anesthetic may be used prior to the procedure. In some cases, it will take more than one treatment to fully remove the wart or other growth. However, once it has been removed, the odds are low that it will come back. Cryotherapy leaves behind no scars in the majority of cases. 

How Can Sun Damage Be Addressed?

Sun-damaged skin must be examined to make sure that there are no potentially cancerous growths. If you have noticed a new mole that is changing shape, size, or color, it is wise to see the doctor about it as soon as possible. The doctor can check to make sure the growth is benign. Always use sunscreen when you're going to be outdoors for more than a few minutes to prevent the damage from returning.

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