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Wart Treatment

What Causes Warts? When human papillomavirus (HPV) infects the top layer of the skin, the result is a wart. If you cut or damage your skin in some way, you may become more susceptible to warts. These viruses are contagious and can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Warts …

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Vascular Lesion Treatment

What Causes Vascular Lesions? Vascular lesions can result from an abundant amount of large vessels forming underneath the skin. Vascular lesions can be many different sizes and forms. Forms can include a large birthmark called a port wine stain, capillaries that have broken, cherry angiomas and hemangiomas. These can also be in the form of …

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Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is an all too prevalent disease, and early detection is one of the most important steps in preventing and treating it effectively. The physicians at DermSurgery Associates perform skin cancer screenings across Greater Houston, TX, to help men and women monitor existing concerns and determine the best approach for treatment if necessary. What …

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Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea is more commonly called adult acne but is actually redness and swelling on the face. Rosacea can also involve the forehead; chin; nose; ears; chest; and back. Rosacea can create pustular formations on the cheeks, nose and chin, but no blackheads. In most cases, however, rosacea only affects the face causing pimples; thickening of …

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Psoriasis Treatment

What Causes Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that is classically characterized by thickened red areas of skin covered with silvery scales. Severity can be mild discrete patches or severe lesions and can affect much of the overall skin area on the body. In addition, the joints; nails; and even the mucous membranes may …

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Mole Check

Moles are very common, often harmless marks on the skin that can range from light brown to almost black. While they are predominantly benign, they can also be the first of the skin’s features to signal underlying conditions, such as skin cancer. One of the best ways to prevent dangerous diseases from developing undetected is …

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Melasma Treatment

What is Melasma? Melasma is hyperpigmentation on the face which more commonly shows on the cheeks; nose; forehead; and upper lip. Melasma is actually a very common skin problem also sometimes called the “pregnancy mask” as hormones affect it during pregnancy and may be caused by birth control pills. Melasma can present as brown; tan; …

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Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss can affect both women and men of various ages due to multiple causes and conditions. At DermSurgery Associates, we offer advanced treatments for hair loss across Greater Houston, TX. Through numerous approaches, our board-certified dermatologists help men and women achieve fuller, healthier hairlines they can feel confident about. What Causes Hair Loss? Alopecia …

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Fungal Infection Treatment

What is Onychomycosis? Onychomycosis or nail fungus can affect both the fingernails and toenails. However, it is most common in the toenails. This is a fungus usually caused by non-dermatophyte molds or yeast (candida). Other fungus can include T. rubrum (Trichophyton rubrum) which is the most common caused by these yeast and mold. These fungal …

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