Southeastern Dermatology offers specialized care and treatment for conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. With over 3,000 possible dermatological conditions, our highly trained providers are uniquely qualified to work with patients of all ages to help catch and prevent life-threatening skin diseases and manage chronic skin diseases. It is important to get annual skin exams to identify problems like skin cancer, before they become a real threat. Whatever your medical needs, we’ve got you covered.
Common Dermatological Conditions:
Mole removals are common procedures and can be done to remove an unwanted mole for cosmetic reasons or to prevent a mole from developing into a more severe skin disease such as cancer.
Whether your reason for coming in for a consultation is for cosmetic or preventative purposes, we recommend first biopsying the mole to ensure the mole has not developed into a melanoma. Biopsies are performed in our office and then sent to a specialist or lab for testing. Sometimes, biopsies can result in the entire mole being removed.
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which your body sweats excessively. While sweating is a normal and natural reaction when the body needs cooling, those who suffer with hyperhidrosis sweat when the body does not need cooling. Many people who have hyperhidrosis often sweat from their palms, feet, underarms or head, while the rest of the body remains dry. Treatment begins with an evaluation from one of our providers. Treatments range from prescription antiperspirants and wipes, to botulinum toxin injections (Botox).
Actinic keratoses (AKs) are a common type of precancer that forms on the skin. Because they are caused by chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and/or indoor tanning, they usually occur on sun exposed skin. AKs often appear as small, dry, scaly or crusty patches of skin. They may be red, light or dark tan, white, pink, flesh-toned or a combination of colors and are usually raised. The chances of AKs becoming a skin cancer are debated, but occur commonly enough to treat when diagnosed.
Hair loss can be the result of several underlying conditions, stress, or improper hair care. Many patients request an appointment once they notice that their hair is thinning or falling out, but sometimes, hair loss is not obvious.
Treating hair loss can be very difficult and it is important to have a discussion with our providers regarding the best treatments to suit your needs.
Vitiligo is a medical condition that causes the skin to lose color. Some people develop a few spots that lighten and then may turn completely white, while others may experience wide spread loss of skin color. Vitiligo can develop on any part of the body, but commonly occur on the face, hands, forearms, or feet.
Vitiligo can be diagnosed by our providers with a device called a Wood’s lamp or with a simple skin biopsy. Because vitiligo can be difficult to manage, the treatment that is best for you will depend on your preference, overall health, age, and where the vitiligo appears on your body.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that is caused by having an overactive immune system that produces skin too quickly in areas. This sped-up process results in inflamed, itchy skin that may be red or scaly in appearance. Although there is no cure, there are many options available for managing psoriasis. Treatment can help improve the appearance and symptoms of psoriasis as well as lower the risk of developing other health conditions such as psoriatic arthritis, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and depression.
Eczema, sometimes called atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that often appears as patches of dry or red, itchy skin. It most commonly begins in infants and young children with about half those patients also having it as an adult. It is rare for eczema to appear for the first time as an adult. Eczema is diagnosed by our providers, and treatment is tailored to our patient’s needs. Most treatment plans consist of skin care, medical therapies and tips to avoid flare-ups.
Warts are noncancerous growths caused by various strains of human papillomavirus. Warts can develop anywhere you have skin and are highly contagious. Mainly passed by direct skin contact, they can also be spread through materials such as towels or razors. Children, teens, and those with weakened immune systems can be more susceptible.
We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.
If you have skin, hair, or nail concerns, call us today at
(850) 422-DERM (3376)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy is a light based treatment for precancerous cells, sun-damage, and acne. A topical medication is applied and allowed time to absorb into the skin. This medication acts as a photosensitizing agent which is activated by a light source to target pre-cancer or other types of cells. PDT may work by damaging pre-cancer cells or other abnormal tissue. It may also kick start your body’s immune response. Blue light has been reported to improve skin elasticity as well as texture, pigmentation, fine lines, and complexion.
XTRAC™ Laser System for Psoriasis
XTRAC™ excimer laser system offers many advantages for those suffering from psoriasis. It is light-years ahead of conventional psoriasis treatment options. With few of the drawbacks usually associated with conventional psoriasis treatment and offers many benefits such as extended remission and short treatment sessions. There also is no direct UV exposure to healthy skin, no daily care required like traditional topical creams, no risk of skin thinning or stretch marks, and no risk of liver damage or birth defects.
XTRAC™ Laser System for Vitiligo
The revolutionary XTRAC™ excimer laser system is the first of its kind to be FDA market-cleared for vitiligo treatment. It utilizes UVB light to stimulate melanocytes that may be present deep in the skin. Treatment sessions last just a few minutes and successful pigmentation is often obtained in thirty treatments or less. With XTRAC™, you’re likely to find that you’re spending a lot less time – and less money – managing your vitiligo.
Other Medical Services
- Actinic Keratosis
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Atypical moles
- Cold Sores
- Contact Dermatitis
- Cutaneous autoimmune disorders
- Cutaneous lupus
- Dry skin
- Fugal and bacterial infections of the skin
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Melanoma Screening
- Mohs Surgery
- Nail Abnormalities
- Nail fungus
- Patch Testing
- Pediatric skin disorders
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
- Pigment Skin Disorders
- Poison ivy
- Precancerous skin growths
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Scalp Problems
- Scaly skin
- Skin allergies
- Skin Cancer
- Skin cancer treatment
- Skin cancer screening
- Skin Care for Organ Transplant Recipients
- Skin growths
- Skin tags
- Skin ulcers
- Sun Damage
- Systemic diseases that produce changes in the skin
- Sweaty palms/feet and underarms