Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that, if not caught early, can be deadly. While Melanoma only accounts for 5% of skin cancer diagnoses, it’s responsible for 75% of skin cancer deaths. Houston dermatologist Dr. Perri first became interested in the field of dermatology when an early Melanoma diagnosis saved his father’s life. […]

Warts are caused by any of over 100 different strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infects tiny cuts in the skin. The infection grows in the skin, and a wart is the result. But, that’s not the only way you can get a wart. Warts are highly contagious, and can be spread by contact with […]

Warts can be painful, itchy and embarrassing skin growths that occur when tiny cuts in the skin are infected with one of over 100 strains of the Human Papillomavirus. Many warts will disappear on their own, and this is especially true of warts on children. But because of the discomfort that warts often cause patients, […]

Warts are a skin condition that occurs when one of over 100 different types of the highly contagious Human Papillomavirus (HPV) come into contact with an open cut, even a very small one, and the cut becomes infected. While warts are benign and often harmless, without wart treatment they can easily spread to other parts […]

Clear Cell Acanthoma, also called Acanthome Cellules Claires of Degos and Civatte, Degos Acanthoma and Pale Cell Acanthoma, is a benign skin lesion that often appears on the lower extremities of middle aged and elderly patients. Many Houston area patients with Clear Cell Acanthoma, who come to see Dr. Perri are concerned that they have […]

If you’re undergoing a skin cancer screening in Houston, you’re probably expecting your dermatologist to be looking for moles with changing appearances, or signs of Melanoma. But there are several other skin lesions that Houston dermatologists look for during skin cancer screenings, including a Blue Nevus. A Blue Nevus is a blue colored mole that […]

Dr. Perri’s interest in dermatology began when an early diagnosis of Melanoma saved his father’s life. Since then, Dr. Perri has helped thousands of Houston area patients perform skin cancer screenings, and treat skin cancers including Melanoma, Basal Cell, and Squamous Cell. Whether you have risk factors for skin cancer such as a family history […]

If you’re a Houston patient with a wart, you may be wondering, “How effective is wart treatment? Will my wart go away for good?” While it’s true that Houston dermatologists like Dr. Perri have a variety of wart treatment options at their disposal, not all wart treatment options are created equal. Some warts are just […]

If you have moles on your body and perform regular self-skin checks (which Houston dermatologist Dr. Perri recommends all his patients do), then you might be wondering, “How do I know if I have Melanoma? How can I tell the difference between a benign mole and a cancerous one?” While it’s true that Melanoma affects […]

Warts are painful, itchy and often embarrassing skin growths that can appear anywhere on your body, most commonly on your hands, fingers, and feet. The good news is that Houston dermatologists like Dr. Perri have several effective wart treatment options at their disposal to remove warts. The bad news is, sometimes even after wart treatment, […]

Warts, which are caused when over 100 different strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infect small cuts in the skin, are very contagious. You can inadvertently spread warts by touching warts and then touching other areas of your skin, or even touching or using something that has been in contact with a wart, like somebody […]

Let’s be honest – even though you may already know that warts are harmless in most cases, you still don’t want to go around with one on your body. Even in places that aren’t usually visible, warts can cause you to feel self-conscious, uncomfortable, and just like there is something wrong. When patients in Conroe […]

Sometimes it seems like Botox®, chemical peels, and facelifts are all anyone talks about in dermatology these days. Of course these treatments have their place and there’s nothing wrong with having them done, but what if you need a dermatologist who’s truly focused on more serious or complex skin conditions? Conroe dermatology expert Dr. Anthony […]

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With millions of new skin cancer cases diagnosed every year and continual sun exposure being its most common cause, it’s understandable for concerns to arise among residents of Conroe and The Woodlands. Skin checks by a Board Certified dermatologist like Dr. Perri are the best way to make sure you have no reason for concern […]

Aside from being slightly irritating or unpleasant to look at, moles are generally nothing to be concerned about. Usually appearing from childhood through the first 30 years of life, moles are simply skin cells that have grown together in a cluster rather than spreading throughout the skin. Owing to their makeup of melanocytes, the cells […]

In the US, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type, with over 2 million new cases expected yearly. With so many lives being affected by this disease all the time, it’s no wonder it’s on the minds of people all over the nation. It’s commonly known that early diagnosis is the key to successful […]

Skin cancer is a condition that affects millions of new lives every year. Being the most prevalent form of cancer in the US, you would be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t at least know another who has battled against this disease. Dr. Perri is never surprised when residents of Conroe and The Woodlands […]

If you find yourself with a questionable mole, lump, or other growth on your skin, it may be necessary to perform a skin cancer biopsy. The Woodlands and Conroe patients often want to know more about the procedure, such as how to prepare, and what it involves, so they can help put their minds at […]

With some things in life, a few days don’t make much of a difference: mowing the lawn, repainting your deck, paying that enormous summer utility bill. When it comes to skin cancer, though, every day counts – a truth Dr. Anthony J. Perri knows all too well. Once upon a time, his father was diagnosed […]

Many people think that acne is just something you get as a teenager and grow out of after a few years, but if you’re one of the many sufferers of adult acne, you know how false this assumption really is. Having acne as a teen is bad enough, but as an adult, it can cause […]

When you search for a dermatologist, what do you look for? In today’s age of information at your fingertips, you can search for a dermatologist in The Woodlands just by typing a few words into your phone. The problem isn’t finding someone who’s qualified – it’s finding too many who are. With so many options, […]

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Most people out there have probably heard of melanoma. Despite its ownership of a relatively small percentage of total skin cancer occurrences, it accounts for over 75% of all skin cancer related deaths, making it by far the most deadly. But melanoma is only one of several types of skin cancer that, combined, account for […]

With over 2 million new cases of skin cancer being diagnosed every year, it’s no surprise that getting checked is on a lot of people’s minds. Especially here in Texas, where being in the sun is just part everyday life, more and more people are thinking about having a skin cancer screening. The Woodlands and […]

Congenital Nevi are very common melanocytic nevi that I encounter daily in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Congenital Nevi are melanocytic nevi that are present at birth, thus many patients refer to them as “birthmarks.”  They are divided into three categories depending on their size: Small Congenital Nevus, Medium Congenital Nevus, and […]

Dermatofibromas are a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I routinely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Dermatofibromas, also called Fibrous Histiocytomas, appear clinically as hyperpigmented firm papules.  They typically appear on the extremities and upper trunk and may arise from trauma to the skin such as an insect bite or […]

Prurigo is an extremely common skin condition that I encounter very frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Also known as neurotic excoriations, Prurigo typically begins as an irritation in a small area of the skin.  These irritated areas are commonly called “hot spots.”  As a patient scratches or rubs this […]

Xanthoma Tuberosum is a type of xanthoma that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Xanthoma Tuberosum appears as a flat or plaque like yellow/brown lesion.  They are most commonly located on the knees and elbows but may be found in other anatomic locations.  In many cases, Xanthoma […]

Idiopathic Scrotal Calcinosis is a skin condition that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Idiopathic Scrotal Calcinosis is the most common type of idiopathic calcinosis cutis.  It most commonly occurs in young men and clinically appears as small white firm papules underneath the scrotal skin.  Although they are […]

Metastatic Calcinosis Cutis is a skin condition that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, calcified white nodules appear throughout the skin and is caused by a disturbance in the levels of calcium and phosphate in the blood.  The most common cause of the imbalance in calcium and […]

Dystrophic Calcinosis Cutis is a skin condition that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Dystrophic Calcinosis Cutis occurs when calcium deposits in the skin due to a inflammatory process or a skin lesion that is already existing in the skin.  The calcium level in the body is normal […]

Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant smooth muscle abnormality that I only rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  A Leiomyosarcoma may arise in the dermis, second layer of skin, as a solitary nodule.  These dermal Leiomyoscarcomas can originate from the arrector pili muscles surrounding hairs or the dartos muscle in the genitals.  The dermal Leiomyosarcomas […]

Angioleiomyomas are benign smooth muscle abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, an Angioleiomyomas are flesh colored papules or nodules that are most often found on the legs of women.  Typically, they are painful as they contain blood vessels that expand and contract.  Cold temperatures commonly elicit […]

Multiple Cutaneous Leiomyomas are the most common variant of smooth tissue abnormalities and I occasionally encounter them in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Multiple Cutaneous Leiomyomas appear as a group of small red/brown or flesh colored papules.  They are most often found on the arms, legs and trunk.  In most cases, […]

Leiomyomas are benign smooth muscle tumors that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Leiomyoma is a flesh colored to red/brown indurated nodule or papule.  Leiomyomas may be either solitary or multiple and arise from the smooth muscle tissue of the arrector pili muscle that surround hair […]

Liposarcoma is a malignant fat tissue abnormality that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Liposarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma.  Typically, a Liposarcoma arises from the muscle fascia and very rarely from subcutaneous tissue.  Lipomas do not develop into Liposarcomas.  Clinically, a Liposarcoma enlarges over time […]

Nevus Lipomatous Superficialis is a benign fat tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Nevus Lipomatous Superficialis is a mobile soft yellow raised plaque.  The most common anatomic locations where it is found are the thighs, buttocks, and rarely the head and neck region.  They […]

Hibernomas are benign fat tissue abnormalities that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Hibernomas are lipomas of brown fat, which is a type that is present in embryos.  Clinically, Hibernomas are very firm and have a brown coloration.  Typically, they are found on the chest and back.  Although […]

Pleomorphic Lipomas are benign fat tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Most often, Pleomorphic Lipomas arise on the posterior neck and back.  They are most commonly seen in elderly men.  On histology, they have a rather unique appearance that delineates them from a typical lipoma, […]

Spindle Cell Lipoma is a benign variant of lipomas that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology office.  Spindle Cell Lipomas typically grow slowly and are most often found on the posterior neck, shoulders and back of older men.  In most cases, a Spindle Cell Lipoma is solitary although occasionally […]

Neural Fibrolipomas are a type of lipoma that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Neural Fibrolipomas arise from an excessive growth of fibrous and adipose tissue along a nerve trunk.  This can cause compression of the nerve resulting in pain or decreased sensation and/or paraesthesias.  The most common […]

Angiolipomas are a very common subtype of lipomas that I encounter frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Clinically, Angiolipomas are soft mobile nodules with no change in the characteristics of the overlying skin; however, they are painful unlike typical lipomas. In many patients, the Angiolipomas are numerous and rarely exists as […]

Lipomas are a very common skin lesion that I encounter frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Lipomas are soft mobile nodules that appear most often on the chest and back but can also be found on the extremities.  Lipomas are usually solitary but some patients may have multiple Lipomas.  […]

Chordomas are neural tissue abnormalities that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Chordoma appears as a firm nodule in the lower back region or at the base of the skull.  Most patients who develop a Chordoma are adults but the Chordoma arises from an embryologic remnant […]

Encephaloceles occur when a defect exists in the neural tube during embryonic development and I have never encountered this condition in either my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, an Encephalocele appears in infancy along the midline of the face, scalp neck or back.  When an infant cries, the Encephalocele may enlarge.  In some […]

Cutaneous Meningioma is a very rare neural tissue disorder that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Cutaneous Meningioma can result from a developmental defect in which meningocytes from the CNS occur in the skin.  Clinically, the skin lesions appear as hard nodules along the spine, forehead and scalp […]

Nasal Glioma is a benign congenital tumor that I rarely encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Nasal Glioma may appear like a hemangioma when it occurs on the external area of the nose; however, Nasal Gliomas are much firmer than hemangiomas and difficult to compress.  Typically, they appear on […]

Schwannomas, also called neurilemmomas, are neural tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Schwannoma appears as a flesh colored/pinkish nodule and they are most often found on the extremities.  Schwannomas have a predilection for women.  Schwannomas can also be found in internal organs as […]

Granular Cell Tumor is a neural tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Approximately, 1/3 of all Granular Cell Tumors are in the skin and the rest are on the tongue or internal organs.  Clinically, a Granular Cell Tumor appears as a red/brown nodule.  Although, they […]

Neurofibromas are a very common skin lesion that I encounter routinely in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Neurofibroma appears as a flesh colored raised papule/nodule that is soft and mobile.  Neurofibromas are benign and may appear as a solitary lesion or multiple lesions may exist.  When multiple Neurofibromas are […]

Telangiectasia Macularis Eruptiva Perstans (TMEP) is a rare type of mastocytosis that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, TMEP appears as very small red brown macules on the trunk and extremities.  This condition is benign and there is limited treatment available.

Urticaria Pigmentosa is a benign type of cutaneous mastocytosis that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Urticaria Pigmentosa accounts for the majority of childhood mastocytosis cases.  Clinically, Urticaria Pigmentosa appears as multiple red/brown indurated papules and nodules.  Blistering can occur in the lesions especially when they are rubbed […]

Solitary Mastocytoma is a benign skin lesion that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Solitary Mastocytoma appears as a single lesion that is usually smaller than 1cm with a smooth surface and a red/brown color.  They most commonly occur in children.  The most common anatomic location is […]

Mastocytosis is a disease process that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics that involves mast cells behaving in an abnormal fashion.  Mastocytosis can be localized to the skin or systemically involved.  Mast cells originate from the bone marrow and possess chemicals such as histamine, heparin and other cytokines […]

Myxomas are benign fibrous tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Myxomas appear as flesh colored nodules.  They may appear as a solitary lesion or multiple small papules.  Myxomas are occasionally seen in genetic syndromes such as the Carney Complex, in which patients may have […]

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma is a cancerous fibrous tissue abnormality that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in middle to late adulthood.  The most common anatomic site for this lesion is the upper leg or buttock.  They can arise from […]

Atypical Fibroxanthoma is a malignant fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Atypical Fibroxanthoma is a low grade cancer that is related to the more aggressive malignant fibrous histiocytoma, which is larger and deeper in the skin.  Atypical Fibroxanthomas occur most often on sun exposed areas such […]

Nodular Fasciitis is a benign common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Nodular Fasciitis is a tender flesh colored nodule most often found on the extremities.  The lesion begins in the muscle fascia and may extend into the subcutaneous layer of the skin.  In most […]

Dermatofibromsarcoma Protuberans (DFSP) is a malignant fibrous tissue abnormality that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, DFSP resembles a large flesh colored/reddish brown protuberant nodule that may have an appearance of a keloid.  They are most often found on the trunk and proximal extremities.  DFSPs become larger […]

Acrochordons are one of the most common skin lesions that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Acrochordons, also called skin tags, clinically appear as a flesh colored soft papule.  They are most often found on the eyelids, neck, axillae, underneath the breasts and groin.  Typically, Acrochordons are asymptomatic unless […]

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis (CNH) is a very common skin condition I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, CNH appears as a tender red inflamed papule on the helix of the ear.  CNH is a benign condition but can cause significant pain and discomfort.  Typically, CNH appears on the ear […]

Subungual Exostosis is a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Subungual Exostosis appears as a protrusion from below the end of the nail plate on the fingers and/or toes.  Subungual Exostosis is most often found in women and appears pink to flesh colored.  […]

Acral Fibrokeratoma is a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Acral Fibrokeratomas clinically appear on the fingers, toes, palms and soles and are usually a raised flesh colored scaly nodule that has a surrounding collarette at the base.  Acral Fibrokeratomas may resemble an accessory […]

Angiofibromas are a very common benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Angiofibromas are small flesh colored to red papules that are most commonly found on the ala of the nose.  They can be removed by shave biopsy but tend to recur.  Occasionally, Angiofibromas […]

Connective Tissue Nevi are benign skin lesions I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Connective Tissue Nevi typically occur on the chest and back and appear as yellow/orange slightly elevated plaques.  They typically occur as multiple lesions.  The texture of the Connective Tissue Nevi is described as resembling shagreen leather.  […]

Tumoral Calcinosis is a type of Calcinosis Cutis that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, the lesions are very large white nodules that appear in areas of increased pressure such as the joints of the elbow or knee.  Typically, the skin is not involved as the calcium […]

Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath is a benign fibrous tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath (GCTTS) is most commonly found on the hands and clinically presents as a 1cm or larger nodule.  Although benign, these lesions […]

Dupuytren Contracture is a very common skin condition I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Dupuytren Contracture occurs when the palmar aponuerosis becomes very fibrotic and thick which appears as nodules on the palmar aspect of the hand.  It is most common in men and with time can lead to […]

Desmoid Tumors are benign fibrous tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Desmoid Tumors are large well circumscribed nodules below the skin that originate from the fascia of the muscles.  The most common location is the abdominal wall and they are most frequently seen during pregnancy.  Although benign, […]

Knuckle Pads, also called heloderma, are a common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.   Clinically, Knuckle Pads are firm round plaques that form as thickenings over the dorsal portion of the finger joints.  They reach sizes of approximately 1cm and typically persist indefinitely.  Usually, they are flesh […]

Plantar Fibromatosis is a common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Plantar Fibromatosis, also called Ledderhose’s disease, is very similar to Dupuytren’s Contracture in which nodules develop on the soles of the feet.  Fibrosis develops along the plantar fascia and is typically idiopathic, no known cause.  Treatment […]

Keloids are a very common skin lesion that I encounter frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Keloids are scars which have grown excessively beyond their original borders into tender, firm protruding nodules.  They can arise from trauma to the skin, surgical incisions, and even acne lesions.  The most common […]

Angiosarcomas are malignant cutaneous vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  The most common setting of an Angiosarcoma is an elderly patient developing a red/purple nodule or patch on their head or neck region.  Angiosarcomas are most common in men.  Over time, Angiosarcomas become larger and may bleed easily […]

Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma is a cutaneous vascular anomaly that I only rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Epithelioid Hemangioendotheliomas can be viewed as a skin lesion that behaves both clinically and histologically between a hemangioma and an angiosarcoma (malignant).  Clinically, an Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma begins as a red/purple nodule that slowly grows on […]

Kaposi Sarcoma is a malignant cutaneous vascular anomaly that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Kaposi Sarcoma can be divided into 5 subtypes: Classic Kaposi Sarcoma, African Cutaneous Kaposi Sarcoma, African Lymphadenopathic Sarcoma, AIDS Associated Kaposi Sarcoma, and Immunosuppressed Kaposi Sarcoma.  Classic Kaposi Sarcoma is most commonly found […]

Epithelioid Hemangioendotheliomas are a very rare cutaneous vascular anomaly that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically and histologically, it has features that range between a hemangioma and an angiosarcoma.  They began as a single slow growing red to purple nodule on the arms and legs.  Typically, patients […]

Spindle Cell Hemangioendothelioma is a benign cutaneous vascular anomaly that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Spindle Cell Hemangioendotheliomas typically appear as blue red nodules that occur localized in a cluster on an extremity.  The etiology usually involves trauma to an underlying blood vessel.  They can be excised […]

Proliferating Angioendotheliomatosis is a skin condition that I rarely encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Two types of Proliferating Angioendotheliomatosis exists: a reactive type and a malignant type.  The reactive type occurs in patients with any underlying systemic disease or infection.  Clinically, red/purple lesions develop on the skin especially on the lower […]

Hemangiopericytoma is a cutaneous vascular anomaly that I very rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Hemangiopericytomas appear as a red or blue nodule on almost any anatomic skin location.  When examined histologically, Hemangiopericytomas have characteristic “stag horn like” vascular spaces.  It is difficult to determine a benign from […]

Glomus Tumors are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Glomus Tumors typically arise underneath the nail plate and clinically have a blue color.  They are very painful and are tender when pressure is applied.  They arise from the neurovascular bundle present in the […]

Tufted Angiomas are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Tufted Angiomas usually appear in early childhood and are typically located on the neck, chest and back.  Tufted Angiomas are also called angioblastomas.  Clinically, they are flat red lesions that can be up to […]

Microvenular Hemangiomas are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, these lesions are slow growing red/purple nodules that typically appear on the extremities of young adults and do not have symptoms.  They do not require treatment but if they become bothersome surgical excision […]

Glomeruloid Hemangiomas are benign vascular lesions that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Glomeruloid Hemangiomas appear as red nodules but there histology is unique from other hemangiomas in which they appear like a renal glomerulus in the kidney.  These lesions can be seen in syndromes such as […]

Targetoid Hemosiderotic Hemangiomas are benign vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Targetoid Hemosiderotic Hemangioma has a central red/purple nodule surrounded by a flat purpuric (bruise like) ring.  These lesions are not usually present at birth and arise later in life.  They are likely […]

Infantile Hemangiomas are the most common benign tumor in children and are composed of blood vessel capillaries.  Approximately, 1/3 of Infantile Hemangiomas are present at birth and the rest appear soon after in the first few weeks of life.  The majority of these lesions arise on the head and neck and clinically they have appear […]

Cherry Angiomas are one of the most common skin lesions that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Cherry Angiomas appear as small red papules and can be found on any anatomic location.  They typically begin at age 30 and we accumulate more with time.  Occasionally, Cherry Angiomas may […]

Angioma Serpiginosum is a benign cutaneous vascular anomaly that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Angioma Serpiginosum occurs as red papules that spread peripherally leaving an area of involution in the center.   It is most commonly seen on the lower legs and 90% of cases occur in girls […]

Pyogenic Granulomas (also called Lobular Capillary Hemangiomas) are benign lesions composed of blood vessels that I frequently encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Pyogenic Granuloma is a red/purple nodule that grows rapidly and bleeds with incidental trauma.  Pyogenic Granulomas occur at any age and are very common during […]

Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia (AHLE) is a rare skin disorder that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. AHLE is most common in females usually beginning after age 30. Clinically, painful red papules and plaques appear on the scalp around the ears. These lesions may also be seen in […]

Lymphangiomas are a very common cutaneous vascular anomaly that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Lymphangiomas (also called lymphangiectases) are enlargements of lymphatic vessels in the skin.  Clinically, Lymphangiomas resemble “frogs eggs” as they are clear to flesh colored fluid filled papules.  They can be found in various anatomic […]

Seborrheic Dermatitis arising on the penis is a very common skin condition I encounter in many patients in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Seborrhea has a predilection for the penis and clinically appears as a red scaly plaque along the glans of the penis and the penile shaft.  It is not […]

Angiokeratomas of the Scrotum are a very common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Angiokeratomas of the Scrotum appear as small red or purple papules that are superficially located along the scrotum.  These lesions may bleed profusely if scratched.  They are benign and if treatment is […]

Angiokeratoma of Mibelli is a type of cutaneous vascular anomaly that I frequently encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Angiokeratoma of Mibelli appears as small red papules that have a warty appearance.  The most common location to find Angiokeratoma of Mibelli are the dorsal surface of the hands/feet, knees and elbows.  […]

Melasma is a very common skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Melasma results from excess production of melanin (pigment) in the skin.  Melasma is induced by UV interaction with the skin so strict sun protection is essential in preventing and treating Melasma.  Both broad brimmed hats […]

Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasia is a skin condition that I encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Unilateral Nevoid Telangiectasia appears as a red patch of fine blood vessels in a localized area of the body.  It typically appears in a dermatome which is an area of the skin innervated by a […]

Generalized Essential Telangiectasia (GET) is a skin disorder that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  In GET, veins and capillaries become dilated (enlarged) over a large area of the body.  GET is not a manifestation of a systemic disease.  It is most often seen in women in their 40s.  […]

Telangiectasias are dilated blood vessels in the skin that I encounter very frequently in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Telangiectasias can arise from venules, capillaries, or arterioles.  Clinically, they appear as very fine red linear vessels with a tortuous course on the surface of the skin.  Telangiectasias can occur on any […]

Venous Lakes are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I commonly encounter in both my the Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Venous Lake appears as a small blue/purple papule that can be compressed to force the blood out resulting in a transient dissapearance of the lesion.  The most common anatomic locations to find […]

Spider Angiomas are a very common skin lesion that I frequently encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Spider Angioma has a central red pin head size “body” with very small “legs” that project in all directions.  When a Spider Angioma is pressed with a glass slide it can […]

Lymphangioma Circumscriptum, also called superficial lymphatic malformations, is a congenital malformation of the superficial lymphatics that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Lymphangioma Circumscriptum appears as deep seated vesicles/papules and are usually present at birth.  The most common sites affected are the tongue, abdomen, axillae, and genitalia.  […]

Arteriovenous Fistulas are benign cutaneous vascular anomalies that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  An Arterovenous Fistula forms when a connection is made between an artery and a vein and the normal capillary bed that blood diffuses through under low pressure is bypassed.  Arteriovenous Fistulas may be acquired […]