Skin Conditions We Treat
Dr. Husain and his team are dedicated to providing world-class medical care for every patient and finding solutions to their skin concerns. Since some dermatologic conditions are more than skin-deep, our dermatologists are uniquely qualified and trusted to properly assess and diagnose skin problems as symptoms of other diseases.
The exceptional dermatologists at New Jersey Dermatology & Aesthetics Center provide comprehensive skin cancer screenings and regular follow-up exams for patients with melanoma and other skin cancers. Suspicious lesions are biopsied under local anesthesia during your visit. Our physicians are leading experts in diagnosing and treating most skin cancers.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly all BBC cases can be cured with treatment. Basal cell carcinoma usually appears in several shapes and sizes and while it can grow slowly, it rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Most BCCs develop on skin that has been frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face scalp, neck, arms, and hands.
Although BCC rarely spreads, treatment is vital as BBC can grow wider and deeper, destroying skin and adjacent tissue such as bone. This type of cancer is most commonly found in light-skinned individuals, though people with any skin color can develop BBC. Those who use indoor tanning beds are also at higher risk.
The only way to confirm a diagnosis of any skin cancer, including BCC, is by performing a biopsy using local anesthesia during your office visit. Contact us today to learn more.
About 700,000 new cases of Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. SCC is the second most common form of skin cancer in the United States. SCC is most frequently caused by sun exposure. Although it develops most commonly on the head, neck, and back of hands, it can also appear on the lips, mouth, and genitals. People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of developing SCC earlier in life. SCC is highly curable if detected early and properly treated. However, if SCC is left untreated it can potentially spread to multiple parts of the body.
To diagnose SCC, we can perform a biopsy using local anesthesia during your office visit. To learn more about how we can help diagnose and treat Squamous cell carcinoma, please call us today at 732.702.1212.
Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Exposure to natural and artificial ultraviolet light, such as tanning beds, is a risk factor for developing melanoma, but genetics can also play a role. Melanoma can develop from an existing mole or can arise from normal-appearing skin. If melanoma is diagnosed early, it can be surgically removed and completely cured. However, if melanoma remains undetected and grows, it can spread to lymph nodes and other organs and can eventually lead to death. Advanced melanoma may require treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy.
Moles, also known as melanocytic nevi, are benign growths of pigment producing cells called melanocytes. Genetics and sun-exposure play a role in their development. Although most moles are completely normal, sometimes they can change and become abnormal and are referred to as atypical or dysplastic moles. The most atypical moles can even transform into melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Dermatologists have significant experience evaluating moles and use dermoscopy, also known as epiluminescence microscopy, to evaluate moles and other skin lesions under higher magnification. Please call us today if you notice any new, concerning or changing moles on your skin.
An actinic keratosis (AK) is a pre-cancerous growth that results from ultraviolet sun damage. AKs present as pink, scaly, rough bumps and patches on sun-exposed skin such as the face, neck, hands, and extremities. If not treated, they can potentially progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), a common skin cancer. Dr. Husain and his team can diagnose and effectively treat AKs so please contact us or call us at 732.702.1212 today.
Melasma is a common skin pigmentation condition, characterized by brown to gray-brown patches on sun-exposed skin such as the face and the neck. Our physicians can help properly diagnose and treat melasma. Please call us today to learn more or to make an appointment.
Rashes reflect skin inflammation from a variety of medical causes. They range from common eczema and contact dermatitis to more complex cases arising from autoimmune connective tissue disease and drug hypersensitivity reactions. Although most rashes are not life-threatening, it is important to have a thorough evaluation by a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Husain can appropriately diagnose and treat your rash. To learn more, please call us today at 732.702.1212.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the US, affecting people of all ages. Although it’s more common in teenagers and young adults, acne can also appear later in life. Acne is caused when the hair follicle units become clogged and inflamed, usually by excess production of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. It can also be influenced by hormones.
Acne can manifest as whiteheads, blackheads, inflamed papules and cysts. It usually appears on the face, chest, upper back and shoulders. Depending on the severity, acne can scar the skin and cause emotional distress. To learn more about how we care for patients with acne, please contact us today.
Rosacea is a common skin disease affecting more than 14 million people in the US. In most cases, rosacea begins with a tendency to flush more easily in the face. It can be triggered by caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, heat and emotional stress. New blood vessels can develop on the skin and redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to other parts of the face, ears, neck, chest and back. People with rosacea can develop eye symptoms and thickening of the skin. The exact causes of rosacea remain unknown. To learn more about how we treat rosacea, please contact us today.
Psoriasis is often a life-long, chronic inflammatory skin disease that presents with raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Although psoriasis is not contagious, it can run in families. Psoriasis can be associated with other conditions such as psoriatic arthritis and cardiovascular disease. There are many treatments including topical creams, light therapy, immunosuppressant medications, and newer biologic drugs.
There are various types of psoriasis including:
- Plaque psoriasis
- Guttate psoriasis
- Inverse psoriasis
- Pustular psoriasis
- Erythrodermic psoriasis
Please call us today at 732.702.1212 to learn how our expert dermatologist can help diagnose and treat your psoriasis.
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition in which the skin’s barrier function is impaired causing it to become dry and itchy. It often presents in childhood and can persist even as an adult. Eczema can vary in severity; itching and excessive scratching may result in bleeding, infection, discoloration, and skin thickening. Eczema can often present with other conditions like asthma and allergies.
Treatment for eczema varies, please contact us today to learn how we can help you treat your eczema.
With more than 3 million cases in the US per year, contact dermatitis occurs when the skin is exposed to an allergen or irritant, which leads to an inflammatory response and rash. Some rashes present immediately, while others appear after a delay. Contact dermatitis typically improves with avoidance of the triggering substance and it can often be treated with topical medications. Poison ivy dermatitis is a classic example of contact dermatitis. Contact us to learn more about how we treat your contact dermatitis.
Warts are benign skin growths that appear when human papillomavirus (HPV) infects skin cells. They can vary in appearance, color, and texture. Anyone can potentially develop warts upon exposure to the virus as it is contagious. However, some people are more prone to forming them due to variations in immunity.
Treatment for warts varies and can include minor surgery with liquid nitrogen or other instruments and medication. Please contact us to make your appointment today.
Cysts are enclosed sacs found within the skin containing fluids or semi-solid material. The location and composition of the cyst lining differentiates one from another. The most common types of cysts found in the skin including epidermal (sebaceous) cysts, trichilemmal (pilar) cysts, and milia. They can often be confused with another benign growth called a lipoma, which is derived from fat tissue.
Cysts do not necessarily require treatment, but can be effectively drained or surgically removed if symptomatic, infected, or cosmetically bothersome. If you suspect you have a cyst, please contact us today for your evaluation and treatment options.
Alopecia, also known as hair loss, is a common dermatologic concern. It can arise from genetics, hormones, medical and autoimmune disease, physical trauma, and certain medications. A thorough history and evaluation is required to determine the cause of alopecia, which can direct appropriate therapy. Please contact our office if you are suffering from hair loss.