Anthony J. Perri, MD

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The Woodlands Dermatologist – Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

When you begin searching for a dermatologist, you might find yourself quickly overwhelmed with options. Many physicians are primarily focused on cosmetic procedures, but what if you need a dermatologist who treats only medical skin conditions?

The Woodlands and Conroe dermatologist Dr. Anthony J. Perri’s interest in dermatology began when an early diagnosis of melanoma saved his father’s life. He knows firsthand how important providing timely quality service is to your health, which is why he’s built his practice with added flexibility for your schedule and a focus on understanding your needs. Additionally, Dr. Perri is Texas raised and Texas trained, so you’ll always feel at home in his care.

Melissa joined Perri Dermatology in November 2015. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Exercise Science – Motor Behavior. She also attended The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She has over 5 years experience as a dermatology physician assistant and enjoys giving back to the community.

Melissa has been married for 9 years and has 2 handsome sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, cooking, supporting local farmers and being involved in her church.

Melissa is passionate about patient care and is dedicated to the well-being of her patients. Please call 936-522-4966 to schedule your appointment.

Skin Cancer Checks: Early Detection is Key

The longer any form of skin cancer is allowed to persist, the more difficult it can be to treat, but especially in the case of melanoma, which is more likely to spread to other areas of the body, time is not on your side. Often, skin cancers begin as lesions that aren’t much different from normal skin and can usually only be identified by a dermatologist. The Woodlands and Conroe patients should report any of the following as soon as possible:

  • Skin bumps or growths that are pearly or waxy, white or light pink, flesh-colored or brown
  • Skin sores that bleed easily and/or do not heal
  • Oozing or crusting spots in a sore or a lesion with a sunken area in the center
  • Irregular blood vessels in or around a skin lesion
  • The appearance of a scar-like sore without having injured the area

Aside from these, it is important to monitor your skin for any changes. Even something as innocuous as a slight change or irritation in a mole can be sign of something more. Regular skin cancer checks are essential for early detection, and even if the area of concern is diagnosed as benign, you will have peace of mind in this knowledge.


Acne Treatment and Scar Avoidance

Acne is a skin condition affecting millions of patients beginning in pre-teen years and, in some cases, lasting well into adulthood. Acne can cause decreased self-esteem, self-consciousness, and the scars it often leaves behind can last a lifetime. Acne is generally classified into one of 3 categories:

  • Mild: typified by small blackheads, whiteheads, or pustules appearing at or near the skin’s surface. In some cases, mild acne can sometimes be controlled at home by gently washing twice daily and the use of topical treatments such as can benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid.
  • Moderate: deeper and more extensive, moderate acne usually requires dermatological help in the form of over-the-counter or prescription medications.
  • Severe: presenting as deep cysts, inflammation, and extensive skin damage, severe acne often requires additional dermatological intervention including drug therapies and occasionally steroid injections to treat effectively.

Even in mild cases, the best way to avoid permanent scarring is to see a dermatologist. The Woodlands and Conroe residents suffering from acne should make an appointment with Dr. Perri to determine which treatments are best.

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The Importance of an Annual Skin Exam

Developing a routine of monthly self-exams is very important. Aside from self-checks, though, it’s important to have annual skin exams, by a dermatologist as a board-certified dermatologist can often detect things you might miss. During these exams, you should point out any skin abnormalities, such as new, changing, or strange looking symptomatic moles or skin lesions.

Of particular concern is melanoma, which tends to run in families. Annual skin exams can help monitor and detect worrisome changes as early as possible on moles and other potential warning signs over time to ensure they don’t become a cause for concern.

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