General Dermatology

The place for all of your skin care needs. West Derm Clinic now offers both cosmetic and general skin care services. We can meet all of your needs, addressing common skin issues like:


Acne management and treatment | Eczema management | Wart removal and prevention | Hyperpigmentation and redness reduction | Scar and keloid treatment | Annual skin cancer screening


Cosmetic Dermatology

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. JUVEDERM® is the #1 selling colection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US.


“Everyone will notice. No one will know. Lift, smooth, or plump your way to natural-looking results that last.”


We also provide chemical peels, which can rid you of dead cells on the outer portion of the dermis. Regular chemical peels can reduce signs of aging, enhance skin color, and cut down acne.

Botox | Dysport | Juvederm | Restylane | Belotero Kybella | Laser Hair Removal | Hair Restoration (PRP)

Our Other Services Include

Chemical Peels | Spider Vein Therapy (Sclerotharpy) | Varicose Vein Treatment Comprehensive cosmetic dermatology | Microneedling


MOHS Surgery

Is MOHS Surgery the Best Treatment Option For All Skin Cancers

If you have any type of suspicious skin lesion you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist. If skin cancer is suspected, he or she may recommend and perform a biopsy.


Mohs surgery may be recommended based on the type and location of the skin cancer, as well as other factors. If your dermatologist does not perform this technique, he or she will be able to refer you to a Mohs surgeon in your area.

*WE HAVE A MOHS SURGEON ON STAFF*

Will MOHS Surgery Leave a Scar?

All surgical procedures have the potential for some degree of visible scarring. The appearance of a post-Mohs surgical scar will depend on several factors, including size and location of the final defect, individual skin characteristics, and the reconstruction options available.


You should keep in mind, however, that the tissue-sparing nature of the Mohs technique may result in a smaller, less noticeable scar than other skin cancer removal methods.


The Mohs surgeon also may be able incorporate suture lines into the patient’s natural skin lines and folds. Most scars improve in appearance naturally over time, and future scar revision techniques may employed if necessary.

Will MOHS Surgery be Covered by my Insurance Plan?

Mohs surgery removes the skin cancer while maintaining as much healthy skin as possible. This minimizes the size of the wound after the operation.


Mohs surgery involves the step-by-step removal of thin layers of tissue and the microscopic analysis of the tissue during the procedure. Tissue is removed from the surgical site until the last traces of skin cancer, as viewed under the microscope, have been eliminated.


The use of a microscope to examine thin slices of tissue during the procedure is what differentiates Mohs surgery from other skin cancer removal procedures.


Cancers that have recurred are often treated with Mohs surgery because the precision of this procedure is ideal for the elimination of cancers in cosmetically and functionally critical areas such as on the head, neck, hands, and feet.


(About 90% of Mohs surgery procedures are performed on the face.)


Acne

Battling acne can sometimes make you feel hopeless. A lot of people try countless methods to banish blemishes, from over the counter products to harsh prescriptions. Many of us have medicine cabinets overflowing with these failed regimens – you aren’t alone there. In fact, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans.


Finding a treatment that works takes time, patience and expertise. At West Derm Center, we find that combination therapies work best. The right combination of in-office procedures and prescription medication can finally help you find the clear skin you’re looking for. So, don’t give up just yet! We have helped many patients clear stubborn acne and we can help you, too.

In-Office Treatments:

Chemical Peels | Medical Extractions | Cortisone Injections | Hormone Therapy | Tailored Skin Care Regimens


Pigmentation Disorders

We offer only the most exclusive chemical peels, including VI Peel, Glycolic & Sailcylic Acid and Jessner’s Peel. After a thorough consultation, we’ll determine which can offer the results you’re looking for.


The VI Peel® contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. It provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime. Why wait weeks or months for results? Enjoy radiant, younger looking skin in about a week.


Acne | Blackheads and Whiteheads | Scarring | Fine lines Rough skin texture | Uneven skin tone | Dull skin


Psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis is a prevalent chronic disease, characterized by thick and extensive skin lesions, called plaques, known to cause itching, scaling, and pain. Whether your condition is moderate or severe, you know plaque psoriasis can take a toll. Our team are experts in treating psoriasis and have multiple treatment options that are right for you.


Topical Therapy | Oral Therapy | Systemic Therapy | Local Cortisone Injections | Xtrac Laser Therapy


Hair & Nail Disorders

Like your skin, your hair and nails are important too. Hair and nails are actually a modified form of skin and serve as additional protection for the outside of your body. West Derm Center offers comprehensive services you can trust.
Your hair and nails will look stellar when our board certified dermatologists manage your care.


Our services include treatment for diseases of the skin, which affect the hair and nails. These problems can range from eczema, acne, psoriasis and more. We have the skill and experience that you need.


Psoraitic Nail and Fungal Nail Treatments | Vitamin Support


Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes—the cells that make pigment—in the skin are destroyed. Once the melanocytes are destroyed, white patches surface on the skin. These white patches may appear on any location of the body and in multiple areas. This destruction is thought to be due to an acquired autoimmune problem, but the cause is unknown.


Fortunately, XTRAC treatments can minimize and, in many cases, even eliminate vitiligo depigmented patches. The XTRAC excimer laser delivers a targeted beam of UVB light and only the areas of skin affected by vitiligo receive the laser energy.


Topical Therapy | Local Cortisone Injections | XTRAC Laser


Varicose Veins

What Causes Vein Disease?

Veins transport blood back to the heart using on-way valves. Varicose veins occur when those valves malfunction – due to pregnancy, genetic predisposition or simply aging. Once this occurs, gravity causes blood to pool in the legs and the veins become distended from the pressure. These dilated veins can comprise the nutrition of the skin and lead to eczema, inflammation or even ulceration of the lower leg. They can bleed or become painful from normal activities. In less severe cases, varicose veins don’t develop. Instead, smaller surface veins called spider veins. These usually don’t cause serious health problems, but can sometimes create uncomfortable feelings in the legs like itching or burning.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins that are problematic. It’s a well-proven medical procedure that has been used since the 1930s and works well for most patients. It takes about 3-6 weeks to notice a difference in smaller veins. In general, sclerotherapy is the most effective therapy for spider veins and has been shown to be much more effective than laser in clinical trials.


It works by injecting a solution directly into the blood vessel. The needles used are very fine, and should only provide minimal discomfort. The solution that is injected will irritate the lining of the vein, which causes the walls to swell and stick together, eventually turning into scar tissue. It then fades from view after some time, eliminating the appearance of the vessel altogether. Normal activities can resume the same day, and exercise within 1-2 days.

Microphlebectomy

For very large, surface varicose veins that can’t be treated with sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy is the best option. This minimally invasive procedure removes these unsightly, painful leg veins. A special hook is used to remove the vein completely, eliminating the chance of the vein being able to come back. A tiny incision is made that doesn’t even require stitches and typically doesn’t leave scars. Then, a compression bandage is applied. A lot of the times, this procedure is even covered by insurance.