Dermatology Blog

Once the air starts to warm up, many folks will want to take advantage of their swimming pools and trips to the beach. It’s what you’ve been looking forward to all year long; putting on a swimsuit, opening your sunroof, and soaking up the warmth of the sun. While this time is very exciting, remember […]

What Are Cold Sores?    A cold sore is a small clustered, fluid filled, blister that appears on or around the mouth area. A cold sore is also known as, and is caused by, the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It is most common to contract this virus during childhood or the early years of adulthood, […]

Breakouts can cause many issues in your life. Lowered self-esteem, itchy skin, redness, and acne scars are all side effects associated with breakouts that go untreated. Before starting treatment, it is important to know what condition you have so medications and other treatments will be effective. Rosacea is a common skin condition that often gets […]

What is Eczema?    Eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition. The symptoms can have an effect on your daily life and include rashes, usually on the arms and back of the knee but can appear anywhere, dry and flaky skin, bumps, peeling and redness. When your skin comes in contact […]

Taking care of dry skin during the winter months

It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are dropping and the dry skin is on the rise. Dry skin due to cold weather is not only annoying but it can cause the skin to itch and, in some cases, become painful. The moisture in your skin is protected by a barrier layer called the […]

Lichen Planopilaris - Perri

What is Lichen Planopilaris? Lichen Planopilaris is a rare form of scarring alopecia where the immune system directly attacks stem cells in hair follicles. This causes hair strands to fall out easily, leaving exposed hair follicles to close up and scar. Symptoms Though some patients may be asymptomatic, some signs of Lichen Planopilaris include:  Itching […]

  Despite how strong and healthy our skin can be, it can still fall ill to very contagious skin conditions such as impetigo, fungal infections, ringworm and scabies. These conditions are extremely contagious and it is important to know how to prevent them. Here is how to prevent contagious skin conditions:  Impetigo  Impetigo is a […]

What is it? Clear cell acanthoma, or Degos Acanthoma is a rare, benign, skin tumor. It usually appears on the lower legs and is usually a single tumor rather than multiple lesions. Physical traits of clear cell acanthoma include:  Elevated dome shaped lesion Will either be brown, pink or shiny  Usually small (3 mm to […]

  When people think of acne, they usually don’t think of adults. However, adult acne is more common than you think. It can be brought on by genetics, stress, hormone levels and by the products we use. Even though it can be frustrating, knowing the cause of adult acne will help you treat it. Here […]

  With more people spending time outdoors, they will most likely encounter pesky summer plants that can cause painful, itchy rashes. Most of these summer plants can be hard to identify, which is why you should pay close attention to plants in your area. Here are some skin irritating summer plants and how to treat […]

It is no surprise that children are prone to skin disorders. From fungal, viral and parasitic infections, children can show signs of many skin conditions. Many forms of these are common and often treated at home. Learn more about common pediatric skin disorders:    Fungal Infections  Fungal skin infections are topical infections that appear on […]

Summer is just around the corner and that means more outside time with the sun! We have all been waiting for this, but we still need to be cautious of the dangers that come with sun exposure including sunburns.  What is a Sunburn? A sunburn is simply that – a burn that comes from the […]

  As people get older, they become more prone to skin conditions and growths. One of the most common skin conditions is seborrheic keratoses. Usually black or brown, these growths are noncancerous and are not contagious or harmful.    Symptoms Seborrheic keratosis grows gradually and with age. They start out small, around one  inch across […]

  Skin cancer can come in many shapes and sizes. The most common form of skin cancer is Basal Cell Carcinoma. Most people see these start to form when they spend lots of time in the sun or in a tanning bed. Most are treatable and don’t spread if caught in time. It is important […]

Everyone gets stressed, but did you know that stress has an impact on your skin? Your skin can negatively show how much you have been stressed and can even make previous skin conditions worse.    How? What most people don’t know is that stress is a chemical response that your body goes through. This can […]

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that causes red and painful pus filled bumps on the skin. This can be anywhere on the body and has lots of medication and treatment available. With more modern technology, more treatments and therapy are becoming common for rosacea.    More common ways of treating rosacea include medicines […]

With the seasons changing and the weather getting colder, skin can suffer from many conditions including Cold Urticaria. This is a skin condition that occurs after exposure to cold weather that causes whelps and hives. It is fairly common and easily treatable.    Cold Urticaria is most common in young adults and can be caused […]

  Keratosis is a common, long term skin condition. It consists of scaly bumps on the skin where skin follicles are. These bumps can be dry and can get worse due to cold weather. Scientists do not know what causes this condition. Even though these bumps are long term, it can be treated and often […]

Warts are painful, itchy, and often embarrassing skin growths that can appear anywhere on your body, most commonly on your hands, fingers, and feet. Skin warts are small, self-limited tumors caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) infection. Because there are over 100 different varieties of HPV, skin warts can come in many different shapes, sizes, and […]

One of the many fantastic things about the great state of Texas is all of the sunshine that we get here. Because of all that wonderful sun, it should be no surprise that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. In just this year alone, 2 million Americans will get diagnosed with skin […]

Ance 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. When your pores retain oil and skin cells, the result is skin inflammation commonly known as acne. […]

Our skin is the biggest organ we have, requiring a lot of attention and care. Sometimes, even with a proper skincare routine, multiple skin conditions occur. Some of those conditions can be minor while others require professional medical help. All skin conditions can and should be managed, and a good dermatologist can accurately diagnose and […]

Everyone wants to feel comfortable with their skin, and look for methods and treatments to help achieve that. Treatments such as facelifts, chemical peels, and more can be a temporary solution, but seeing a dermatologist who is focused on your skin can be a long-lasting answer to your problem.  Dr. Anthony J. Perri has dedicated […]

While many like to have fun in the sun during the summer, prepping and treating your skin can become an afterthought, leaving painful sunburns to follow. A sunburn is the reddening, inflammation, and, in severe cases, blistering and peeling of the skin caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or sunlamps.  The […]

As our communities continue to feel the impact of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please know that we are closely monitoring the guidelines from the CDC in response. We will continue to take additional steps to keep our patients and staff safe and to prevent the spread of illness across our community.

It may surprise you, but if you suffer from adult acne, you’re actually not alone. Many Spring men and women have to deal with acne in their adulthood, and it can be downright frustrating. I mean, didn’t we already graduate from our teenage years and leave all that behind?

Skin cancer has become well-known in the last several years, but still, many who are diagnosed with it are caught off guard. Unfortunately, it’s a type of cancer that people know about, but don’t worry about. But the truth is, skin cancer is one of the most common types of diagnosed cancers, so you need to be diligent in checking your skin and watching any existing moles for changes.

Every year, men and women seek the help of a board-certified dermatologist for treatment of eczema for themselves or their children. In fact, eczema may be more prevalent than you realized—over 30 million Americans suffer from this skin condition.

Many men and women suffer from different types of skin discoloration. And of those with this skin condition, the causes and treatments vary from patient to patient and case to case. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common types of skin discoloration and when you should see a dermatologist like Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology.

When men, women, and teens in Spring are faced with any form of acne, it can be debilitating—even in the most minor circumstances. But before you can apply the proper acne treatment, you’ll need to know which form of acne you’re dealing with. And often, it’s not that easy to identify.

Skin cancer is a big deal, which is why it is so important to keep regular skin cancer screening appointments with Dr. Perri at Perri Dermatology. Doing so will ensure early detection, which greatly increases the effectiveness of treatment.

Men and women have moles. In fact, they are normal skin growths that pretty much everyone has. Most moles are tan or brown in color, sometimes raised, and vary in shape and size. Some people are born with moles, while other people’s moles develop later in life. Over the years, some patients experience changes in the appearance of their moles, which sometimes results in moles that are “irritated.”

The truth is that anyone can get skin cancer. Male, female, light skin, dark skin, old skin, young skin. It truly does not discriminate. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.

Unfortunately, many men and women do not see a dermatologist on a regular basis. This means that they often aren’t sure what conditions one could treat. The truth is, a dermatologist like Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology, can treat many different types of skin conditions.

We all know it’s true, blemishes like to pop up at the most inopportune times, and nobody is immune. But for those patients who deal with constant breakouts that affect their everyday lives, prescription acne treatment with Dr. Perri may be in order.

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 1,000 times. Get an annual skin cancer screening! It’s so very important and so very easy. Dr. Perri constantly stresses the importance of early detection to his patients.

Dr. Perri’s Conroe patients have mole removal for both cosmetic reasons, and for skin cancer concerns. Often, they are concerned about the mole growing back.

If you’re a resident who always seems to get warts on your hands, you might be wondering, “What’s causing this?” This is a common question Dr. Perri is asked when patients seek him for wart treatment at Perri dermatology. While the medical reason that warts appear on your hands – or anywhere on your body […]

Have you noticed small bumps on your skin, that are often flesh-colored, white or yellow? If so, it’s likely that you are experiencing a very common skin condition called sebaceous hyperplasia. This totally benign condition affects many residents in the area. The sebaceous hyperplasia bumps can vary in size – from being just 1 or […]

Sometimes adults are surprised to discover that new moles have appeared on their bodies. And the discovery often makes them wonder, “How did this mole get here?” While most moles appear in childhood or within your first 20 years of life, there are many reasons why moles may appear during adulthood. The important thing is, […]

While many residents think of acne as a problem that pre-teens and teens experience, the truth is, adults can have acne, too. In fact, Dr. Perri meets with many adults at Perri Dermatology searching for acne treatment to attain the clear, smooth skin their peers have. Many of these patients ask, “Why am I having […]

While it’s always important to have an annual skin cancer screening, in between your appointments with dermatologist Dr. Perri, skin cancers may show telltale signs that something isn’t right. Here is a list of signs and symptoms that you may have skin cancer. If you are showing any or all of these warning signs, it’s […]

Have you noticed a new, small, red mole or growth on your body, and are wondering what it is? The name that dermatologists use for these growths is cherry angiomas. These typically benign – that is, non-cancerous – moles usually appear on a resident’s torso, arms, legs, or shoulders. While anybody could get them at […]

If you have an unwanted skin lesion, you may be wondering which type of healthcare provider you need to see to have it removed? You might be surprised to learn that removing skin lesions is a relatively simple surgery that a dermatologist like Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology performs every day! This simple, in office […]

Do you know the top 10 risk factors of skin cancer? Like many residents who visit Dr. Perri for an annual skin cancer screening, you may be shocked to learn that you have several risk factors and don’t even know it. Here is a list of the top 10 risks for developing skin cancer to […]

Chances are, you’ve heard of or at least seen a picture of someone with rosacea. This chronic, inflammatory skin condition affects approximately 14 million Americans – and the condition only gets worse if left untreated. What you may not know, though, is if you’re at risk for developing rosacea. To help you figure it out, […]

Many residents have moles on their bodies, but they don’t know what type of moles they have. This can be a dangerous scenario. Knowing the exact type of moles you have, as well as if some of them may require mole removal, is important to your overall health. Here is a discussion of the 3 […]

A skin cancer screening can save your life – literally. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every single day. Early detection of the 3 most common types of skin cancer by dermatologist Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology is key to diagnosing skin cancer before it spreads. […]

Are you a resident with a mole or multiple moles? If you answered, “Yes!” then you need to visit the dermatologist at least once a year for an annual check-up on your mole. The reason – moles may turn into melanomas, which are the deadliest form of skin cancer there is. But there is good […]

Most people are familiar with warts, but don’t understand what causes them—or the fact that they are contagious. If you have a wart, treatment is essential to stop it in its tracks, but you must also be vigilant about keeping the wart contained to prevent it from spreading. Why Are Warts Contagious? Warts don’t just […]

You’ve noticed that a mole on your arm has changed quite a bit over the past year since your last skin cancer screening, and you’re beginning to get nervous. How can you tell if it’s skin cancer? And how will a dermatologist go about making a diagnosis? The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer What makes a […]

Dr. Perri helps many different patients seeking wart treatment. When the patient initially visits the office, the primary focus is on diagnosis and treatment. Once treatment begins to work, however, and the patient is thrilled to see the wart fading away, Dr. Perri receives another common question—“how can I prevent this from happening again?” What […]

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime. Skin cancer is the result of mutations in the DNA of skin cells; the mutations cause a person’s skin cells to multiply rapidly and form cancer cells. What causes these mutations to occur? Some skin cancers may be the result of […]

Has a small, itchy bump recently appeared on one of your fingers? You might have a wart. Warts are very common skin conditions caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and usually appear somewhere on the hands or feet. Warts are benign and usually harmless, but beware—they’re also quite contagious. If you’re not careful, that one […]

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. Dermatologist Dr. Perri first became interested in the field of dermatology when an early Melanoma diagnosis saved his father’s life. Dr. […]

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 patients with Clear Cell Acanthoma, who come to see Dr. Perri are concerned that they have skin cancer. […]

If you’re undergoing a skin cancer screening, 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 dermatologists look for during skin cancer screenings, including a Blue Nevus. A Blue Nevus is a blue colored mole that can be present […]

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 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 of skin […]

If you’re a 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 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 plain stubborn […]

If you have moles on your body and perform regular self-skin checks (which 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 only […]

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 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 […]

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 ask how […]

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? Dr. Anthony J. Perri has […]

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. Skin checks by a Board Certified dermatologist like Dr. Perri are the best way to make sure you have no reason for concern if you discover an abnormal […]

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 ask about signs and symptoms […]

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. 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 ease. Right off the […]

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 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, you have to […]

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. Residents sometimes think […]

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 […]