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Medical Dermatology for Adults

Our skin is constantly changing throughout our lives. As we get older, less collagen is produced and we may see the effects of sun exposure and age. For many adults, regular skin checks are essential to look for signs of skin cancer or the development of other conditions.

Instead of trying to take care of your skin by yourself, or which products are right for your skin type, call Ava MD. During your consultation and examination, your Ava MD skincare expert will discuss all of your concerns, which products you should be using, and any treatments that may help you.

Medical Dermatology for Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have unique skin care needs. Working with an expert at Ava MD can ensure that your child will get the best possible care. From treating acne, skin allergies, birthmarks, scars, and more, we only recommend treatments or prescribe medications when they are needed.

After learning about your child or teenager’s concerns, medical history, and symptoms, your Ava MD skin care expert will formulate a treatment plan designed to address the most common to the most complex skin conditions.

Top Conditions We Treat at Ava MD

The skin is your largest organ, and many factors could cause conditions that threaten your health. It is essential to regularly monitor your skin’s health to ensure early detection of conditions like skin cancer, or manage uncomfortable conditions like psoriasis.

Ava MD has a reputation for only using the most innovative and high-quality technology and treatments. When a patient comes in for their appointment, they can be confident that they will leave with a solution in mind.

Dr. Shamban and the Ava MD team are qualified to treat the most common to complex skin conditions, including:

Acne

Dr. Ava’s Acne Treatment Center offers the widest range of acne treatments as well as solutions for acne scarring and prevention of future acne. Acne is an extremely common skin condition in America, affecting both teenagers and adults. Acne can also have devastating effects on one's self-confidence and social life. Dr. Ava will help you achieve clear, beautiful skin and help you maintain it as well. Learn more about acne.

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis is a small, rough patch of skin that is raised above the surrounding skin. In addition to being unsightly, actinic keratosis can on occasion develop into skin cancer, so it is important to get them checked out by a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Ava and her team. Learn more about actinic keratosis.

Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by red, flaking, itching, dry skin. Severe cases of eczema can also include crusting, blistering, oozing, or bleeding. Eczema can be highly uncomfortable to live with, but it can be managed with proper care. Learn more about eczema.

Hair Loss

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can affect both men and women, and is thought to be hereditary. Along with hair loss, alopecia can also involve skin lesions and scarring. Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder, and there are various treatment options that can be used. Hair loss can be distressing, and Dr. Ava and her associates will do their best to help you find the best way to manage it. Learn more about hair loss.

Melasma

Melasma, also known in some cases as a ‘pregnancy mask,’ is a dark discoloration of the skin. There are various treatments for melasma which have shown to be effective, and can return the skin to an even tone. Dr. Ava will discuss the best treatment options during your consultation. Learn more about melasma.

Nail Fungus

Nail fungus, or onychomycosis, is a fungal infection of the nails on the hands or toes. Toenail infections are the most common, although it can affect both the hands and feet. Nail fungus is characterized by thickened, brittle, discolored nails, and can be treated with prescription-strength medications if over the counter medications fail to work. Learn more about nail fungus.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition in which dead skin cells build up to form scaly rashes. It most commonly affects the elbows, knees, or scalp, although it can appear anywhere on the body. While, unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis, there are various ways to manage it effectively and find relief Learn more about psoriasis.

Rosacea/Redness

Rosacea is a condition characterized by redness and sometimes small bumps, mainly on the face, although it can also appear on the neck, chest, ears, or scalp. Rosacea affects around 3 million Americans, and while it can’t be permanently treated, it can be managed through various treatments. Learn more about rosacea.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer among Americans, despite being the easiest to prevent. There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. If you develop any irregular discolorations or moles on the skin, please have it examined by a board-certified dermatologist at Ava MD. Most skin cancers can be treated effectively when caught early enough. Learn more about skin cancer.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition in which sections of the skin lose pigmentation. It is caused by melanocytes, which are the cells responsible for pigmentation, that die or are otherwise unable to function. While the cause of vitiligo is still unknown, there are various treatment options for the condition. Learn more about vitiligo.

Warts

Warts are small, rough, raised patches of skin that usually occur on the hands or feet, although they can also appear on other areas of the body. Warts are contagious, and can be spread by contact. Warts often disappear on their own, but if they don’t, or if they are causing symptoms, there are various treatment options available to get rid of them. Learn more about warts. Next, read about our Spa/Aesthetic Treatments