Medical Dermatology at Ava MD
In order to accurately treat AK, it is important to be examined by an experienced dermatologist. The most common treatment options include photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, and topical medications.
Our state-of-the-art laser treatment programs give you the results you want. Our team of skincare experts are here for you through every step of your skincare journey to offer immediate treatments, develop a recovery plan, and discuss preventative care.
Blue light therapy utilizes specific blue light wavelengths to effectively destroy Propionibacterium acnes (P acnes), the acne-causing bacteria that lives on the skin, hair follicles, and oil glands. Each treatment is so gentle that there is no need for downtime and can even be performed on patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
While there is currently no known cure for atopic dermatitis, the symptoms can be alleviated with a variety of at-home treatments, as well as medical and dermatological options. One of the latest treatment options available that tends to relieve symptoms for patients who have not had success with other treatments is phototherapy.
Significant hair loss or noticeable thinning of the hair can be a frustrating and traumatic experience, regardless of age or gender. While men most commonly begin losing their hair as they age, hair loss and thinning hair can also affect women. There are several treatment options to help you regain your hair and confidence.
Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that most often occurs in dense, symmetrical patches of gray or brown on the face, arms, or body. There are a number of treatment options that can be used to effectively reduce the appearance of melasma in a wide range of skin types and tones.
Mohs surgery, also known as micrographic surgery, has long been considered a safe and effective means of eliminating skin cancer. Mohs surgery involves the use of a microscope to inspect skin that is removed layer by layer. In this way, skin is microscopically examined for cancerous cells and removed as they are found.
Treating and eliminating nail fungus can be tricky, particularly because the infection can hide under the nail, making it difficult to reach. When treating with topical ointments or oral anti-fungal medications, it is crucial to complete a full treatment, which may take as long as a year, or the infection may return.
Photodynamic therapy, also known as PDT, is an effective means of reducing active acne as well as precancerous lesions and some early stage skin cancers. It is FDA approved, with proven efficacy and minimal downtime. If you have actinic keratoses or acne that has not responded well to other types of treatments, PDT could be a good option for you.
Sclerotherapy is a fairly simple and quick procedure. A saline solution is injected directly into the varicose or spider veins using a very thin needle. The solution essentially irritates the vein, causing it to swell and coagulate, leaving behind scar tissue that is gradually reabsorbed into the body.
Sebacia is one of the newest acne treatments around. This treatment boasts innovative benefits without the side effects of Accutane and it doesn’t require you to take a daily pill. Sebacia targets the cause of acne, which starts in the sebaceous glands that are all over your skin. This advanced treatment uses gold microparticles and the power of laser treatments to target the sebaceous glands that are responsible for oil production.
Any kind of cancer diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming, but it is important to remember that not only is skin cancer the most often diagnosed form, it is also the easiest to treat – especially when diagnosed early. Fortunately, various types of skin cancer can be safely and successfully treated by an expert medical dermatologist.
Upneeq® is a novel, non-surgical approach to treating droopy eyelids. It’s the only FDA-approved prescription eye drop for acquired ptosis to help correct the drooping and open your eyes. Upneeq® is a great option for patients with ptosis who are not good candidates for surgery but are still looking for a more youthful and wide-awake appearance.
Unfortunately, vitiligo cannot be cured completely. However, there are options available to help lessen its appearance on your skin, including medications, light therapy, laser therapy, and topical creams and solutions.
Warts are most easily recognized as raised bumps on the surface of the skin. Unfortunately for many of us, they can appear on any part of our skin – face, neck, arms, and decolletage included! Ava MD has a range of treatment options for you and your dermatological experts to choose from.