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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 in Spring 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 in Spring 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 in Spring 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 in Spring. Doing so will ensure early detection, which greatly increases the effectiveness of treatment.
Men and women all over Spring 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 in Spring 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 in Spring on a regular basis. This means that they often aren’t sure what conditions one could treat. The truth is, a dermatologist in Spring 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 Spring 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 in Spring.
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 Spring 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 […]
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 Woodlands area. The sebaceous hyperplasia bumps can vary in size – from being just 1 […]
Sometimes Spring 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 […]
While many Spring 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 […]
While it’s always important to have an annual skin cancer screening, in between your appointments with Spring 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, […]
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 Spring resident’s torso, arms, legs, or shoulders. While anybody could get them […]
If you have an unwanted skin lesion, you may be wondering which type of Spring area 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, […]
Do you know the top 10 risk factors of skin cancer? Like many Spring 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. To better educate you on this disease, here is a list of the […]
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 Spring 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 […]
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 Spring dermatologist Dr. Perri of Perri Dermatology is key to diagnosing skin cancer before it […]
Are you a Spring 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 […]
Most people in Spring 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 […]
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 Spring dermatologist go about making a diagnosis? The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer What makes […]
Dr. Perri helps many different Spring-area 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?” […]
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. 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]