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Advanced capabilities from the forefront of skin care.

At Forefront Dermatology, we use the latest technology and treatment protocols for optimal surgical and treatment outcomes for diseases of the skin, hair and nails. We offer state-of-the-art Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of the skin cancer; advanced laser, light and biological therapies for psoriasis; extensive patch testing for chronic rashes; specialization in pediatric dermatology; as well as the entire spectrum of laser, medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatological therapies.

Find information on dermatological treatments and services provided by Forefront Dermatology’s skilled, experienced medical skin-care specialists.

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Acne
Acne is a common human skin disease that develops when naturally-occurring skin oils, along with dead skin cells, clog hair follicles and/or pores in the skin. While prevalent during adolescence, acne can affect adults as well.
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Actinic Keratosis
Actinic keratosis, also called solar keratosis or senile keratosis, is characterized by thick, scaly or crusty patches or lesions on the skin, usually on areas that receive excessive sun exposure, such as the face, ears, neck, lips, forearms and the back of the hands. It is considered a precancerous skin condition.
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Age Spots
Age spots, also commonly known as liver spots, range in color from light brown to black and appear on the skin where it is frequently exposed to the sun.
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Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair on the body.
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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinomas are growths or lesions that appear on the skin surface in varying forms, including red patches of skin, pink growths, open sores and shiny bumps.
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Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are blood-feeding insects whose bite can cause allergic reactions and skin rashes.
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Botox®
Botox is the brand name of a drug used for cosmetic and medical purposes. Cosmetically, Botox is used for the temporary smoothing of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin, particularly on the face.
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Birthmark
A birthmark is a generally harmless irregularity on the skin caused by overgrowth of blood vessels, cells that contain pigment, smooth muscle and fat cells.
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is the treatment of surface skin conditions by freezing, most often with liquid nitrogen.
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Cysts
A cyst is a broad term for a fluid or semi-fluid filled sac that occurs within skin tissue and can appear anywhere on the body. Some cysts are microscopic, while others, if left untreated, can grow so large that they interfere with the function of internal organs.
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Dry Skin
Dry skin, also called xerosis, is a common skin condition that can happen to anyone at any age. Dry skin appears rough, flaky, scaly and red. In severe cases, the skin may cause considerable pain and itchiness.
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Eczema
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by the inflammation, swelling or irritation of the skin. Eczema affects as many as 35 million Americans.
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Excisional Surgery
Excisional surgery is the cutting away of raised skin lesions such as warts or cysts.
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Forever Young BBL
A groundbreaking study by Stanford University reveals that Forever Young BBL can restore gene expression of aged human skin to resemble much younger skin. Scientific evidence demonstrates regular maintenance treatments using Forever Young BBL functionally rejuvenates skin and delays skin aging.
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Genital Warts
Genital warts are a common infection that is transmitted through sexual contact with someone who is infected with the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. Genital warts can appear alone or in groups.
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Hemangiomas
A hemangioma, also known as a strawberry mark, is a type of birthmark that is almost always benign and disappears by the age of 10.
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Herpes Simplex
Herpes simplex, or simply herpes, refers to two different viruses that typically appear in two places on the body. Herpes type 1 is also known as oral herpes due to its appearance as sores around the mouth and lips. These sores are commonly called fever blisters or cold sores. Herpes type 2 usually appears in the genital area and thus is commonly called genital herpes.
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Hives
Hives are itchy skin rashes that are usually caused by an allergic reaction. Initially, hives appear as raised, red bumps.
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Hyperhidrosis
Perspiration is the body’s way of regulating its temperature in cases of extreme heat. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the perspiration is excessive and when temperature regulation triggers do not exist.
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Ingrown Nails
Ingrown nails occur when a nail grows into rather than over the surrounding flesh. Ingrown nails are most common in the big toe. Ingrown nails are a common condition that can become extremely painful and could become infected unless proper treatment is sought.
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Isotretinoin
Isotretinoin is an acne medication that is typically used when other remedies have failed. In rare cases, it can be used to prevent certain types of skin cancers.
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Kybella
KYBELLA™ is a formulation of a naturally occurring-substance (deoxycholic acid) that targets and destroys fat cells in the area where it’s injected. Once those cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Once the aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA™, re-treatment is not expected to be required.
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Leg Veins
Leg veins or spider veins grow from reticular veins, also known as “feeder” veins.
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Lice
Lice are tiny parasitic insects that feed on your blood that can easily spread from one person to another.
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Lichen Planus
Lichen planus often causes bumps that are shiny, firm, and reddish purple depending on what part of the body they appear.
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Melanoma
Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a dangerous type of skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes, which are the cells that produce the skin pigment known as melanin.
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Melasma
Melasma appears almost always on the face as sections of tan or dark skin not consistent with the patient’s normal skin color. Melasma usually appears slowly and is thought to be the result of sensitivity to hormonal changes. Melasma is the result of increased production of melanocytes through the hormones progesterone and estrogen when the face is exposed to ultraviolet light.
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Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery, also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, was developed in the 1930s by Dr. Frederick Mohs. Since then, it has become the gold standard in treating certain forms of skin cancer due to its high success rate, its faster recovery rate compared to conventional surgery and its reduced skin cancer recurrence rate.
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Moles
A mole (also known as nevus, singular, or nevi, plural) is a raised section of discolored skin that is usually harmless and may contain a hair or hairs.
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Nail Fungus
Nail fungus is a fungal infection that develops under the body’s nails and is more common in toenails than in fingernails. The fungi that cause the development of nail fungus are called dermatophytes, which thrive in warm, moist environments. Yeasts and mold are other, though less prominent, causes of nail fungus.
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Nummular Dermatitis
Nummular dermatitis is a form of dermatitis that appears on the skin as round or oval-shaped itchy lesions. These lesions may become crusty and may ooze. There is no known cause of nummular dermatitis; however, it is believed to be associated with allergic reactions to various environmental elements.
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Patch Testing
A patch test consists of specific allergens that are applied to adhesive patches, then placed on the skin (usually the back). If a patched area shows an allergic reaction, the patient is deemed to be allergic to that substance.
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Pityriasis Rosea
Pityriasis rosea is a common skin rash that is not contagious and usually disappears on its own after a few weeks, though episodes of several months have been recorded. In rare cases, pityriasis rosea may cause severe itching.
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Poison Ivy Rash
Poison ivy rash occurs when the skin comes in contact with the leaves, stems or roots of poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. These surfaces contain a resin called urushiol, which causes the rash in about half of those who touch or brush against them.
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Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition caused by an abnormality in the immune system which causes the increased production of new skin cells. Unable to shed the old skin cells quickly enough, the patient’s skin accumulates these dead cells on the skin’s surface.
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There are currently no treatments listed here.

 

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Rashes
The term “rash” does not refer to a specific condition, but to a variety of skin eruptions that can be caused by various physiological and environmental sources. Rashes affect almost everyone at some time in their life.
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Ringworm
Ringworm is a contagious, but not serious eruption of the skin characterized by a circular, red rash whose interior skin may appear to be healthy or may contain small patches of red, bumpy skin. There is no worm associated with ringworm.
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Rosacea
Rosacea is a long-term facial skin condition characterized by the outbreak of small, red, pus-filled bumps. There is no cure for rosacea; however, some treatments can reduce its symptoms.
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Scabies
Scabies are tiny mites that cannot be seen by the human eye. These mites burrow within the skin where they lay their eggs.
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Scalp Psoriasis
Scalp psoriasis is the appearance of itchy, red, scaly patches of skin on the scalp. Though scalp psoriasis may be covered by the hair, it is a frequent cause of severe dandruff.
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Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrhea, is a common skin condition that usually appears on the face and scalp, though it may also appear where the skin folds, such as the underarms. Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that occurs where oil (sebaceous) glands are most prominent and is similar to scalp psoriasis.
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Shingles
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that can occur anywhere on the body in the form of a line of blisters on the torso. Shingles is usually painful and also contagious.
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Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells and almost always appears on skin that receives excessive sun exposure. The three most common forms of skin cancer are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Not all skin cancer is fatal and early detection has proven to be a key factor in its treatment.
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the skin’s outer layer. Squamous cell carcinoma is usually not life-threatening; however, left untreated it can grow and spread to other parts of the body, often with serious complications.
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Sun Damage
Sun damage refers to any area of skin whose appearance is altered by excessive sun exposure. Sun damage to the skin has varied effects, ranging from a sunburn to skin cancer. Sun damage accumulates over time, which is why older people are more likely to develop skin cancer.
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UV Phototherapy
UV phototherapy, also known as light therapy, is the use of UVB (ultraviolet B) or UVA (ultraviolet A) light to treat a variety of skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. UV phototherapy is most often used when other remedies have failed or are not responding quickly enough.
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Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a non-contagious disease in which the skin, eyes or hair lose their color. On the skin, color is lost in large sections. Vitiligo is the result of the loss of production of melanin, which is responsible for the color of the skin, eyes, and hair. Though vitiligo is not life-threatening, its appearance often has a deep psychological impact on its sufferers.
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Warts
Common warts are small, rough bumps that can grow anywhere on the skin. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus and are contagious. Warts are usually not painful, but visible warts are unsightly and embarrassing to most people.
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Wrinkles
Wrinkles are an age-related skin condition that is characterized by lines and folds in the skin. Though wrinkles can appear anywhere on the body, they are more prominent in places that receive more exposure to the sun.
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