General Dermatology

When discussing health, people often forget to include the body’s largest and fastest-growing organ: the skin. As such, skin conditions that shouldn’t be ignored or discounted often are, even when treatment and relief is readily available. Dermatology is the branch of medicine devoted to the skin as well as the hair, scalp, nails and mucous membranes. Dermatologists specialize in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders and diseases – more than 3,000 of them, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

The skin is susceptible to a wide variety of conditions, from harmless but irritating issues to serious (and even deadly) illnesses. Dermatologists can examine and remove moles, screen for cancerous and precancerous growths, treat ongoing conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema, and treat temporary rashes including hives, infections and viral skin conditions.

Dermatology is often the first line of defense against serious skin cancers, such as melanoma. A dermatologist can perform an annual skin examination to screen for irregular moles, determine if any moles pose a risk for cancer, and decide whether any of them need to be removed. The doctor can also screen for cancerous growths, precancerous lesions, and determine if any skin discoloration is normal or potentially harmful.

General dermatology also treats recurrent skin conditions such as acne vulgaris, an inflammation of the sebaceous oil glands that affects about 90 percent of people in the U.S, and rosacea, a condition that includes redness of the skin and red, raised bumps, usually on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.

Although many skin conditions aren’t curable, dermatologists can treat and ease their symptoms. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is chronically dry, itchy, irritated skin that can be helped by prescription medication, such as topical steroid creams, in addition to daily moisturization. Psorisis is another incurable skin condition that dermatologists can treat using prescription creams, ointments and oral medications as well as sunlamp therapy and the application of skin dressings.

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Acne + Acne Scarring

Treating acne and acne scarring is a specialty of Ulmer Dermatolgy and our doctors for more than 30 years. Through our proven and tested plan, we have treated thousands of satisfied patients with permanent solutions to their acne issues. Through dermatologic surgical techniques, scars can be treated with a variety of safe, effective procedures that improve the appearance of your skin.

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Rosacea + Redness

Rosacea is a skin condition that commonly affects adults in a similar physical fashion to acne, causing facial redness, sores, and swelling. Out treatment plans for rosacea are customized to your individual needs, offering the best and most effective solutions to build confidence and help you look your best.

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Moles + Melanoma

Moles are flat or raised small, pigmented area on the skin that can be present from birth or can develop as you age. If you’re concerned one of your moles has increased in size or changed shapes recently and might be indicative of cancer, schedule an appointment with Ulmer Dermatology today. We’ll evaluate all suspect moles and your concerns, as well as develop a treatment plan and remove those that are needed.

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Skin Cancer

There are different types of skin cancer depending on types of cells within the skin are affected. Treatment of most skin cancers has a high success rate regardless of the treatment modality and treatment will vary depending on the type of tumor, size, location and recurrence. If you are worried you may have an issue, schedule an appointment and we will review and discuss best treatment plans.

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that can cause patches or scales on the skin that can be inflamed or itchy. It is caused by skin cells that grow too quickly and can come and go throughout your lifetime. While there is no direct cure for psoriasis, our doctors can determine the appropriate treatment plan to help reduce the number of outbreaks and symptoms you experience.

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Eczema

If you have dry, red and itchy skin that is very irritated, you may suffering from atopic dermatitis, or eczema.  Treatment for eczema can vary depending on length, place and severity, but can include lotions and medications. Read more about causes and treatment as well as learn how Ulmer Dermatology can help you look your best and provide relief from this condition.

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Warts

Warts are small and usually painless growths that can appear on different parts of the body. Treatments for warts and their recurrence can vary depending on their type and location. If you have an issue with a large or unsightly wart, contact Ulmer Dermatology and our doctors and staff can help treat and remove and restore your natural skin.

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Ulmer Dermatology in Long Beach specializes in a wide variety of general dermatology practices including dry skin, scabies, rashes, infections, keratosis, birthmarks and much more. Please click through for more information on different conditions and treatment plans from our doctors and staff.

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