At Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah we offer a variety of dermatologic treatments that treat many common skin ailments from acne and dry skin to fungus and enlarged veins. Most treatments are minimally invasive and designed to give you the desired result safely in our Seattle-area office.
Acne Treatments offered by Dr. Michalak range from oral medications like antibiotics to topical medications as well as LaserDynamic therapy.
Actinic Keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is the most common type of pre-cancer condition, affecting approximately 58 million Americans. Actinic Keratoses are precancerous skin cells. If not properly treated, they can develop into squamous cell carcinoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer.
Dry Skin treatments recommended by Dr. Michalak may include protecting your skin against the elements, using a humidifier or the application of special skin products to ward off dry skin.
Eczema, a condition of swollen or itchy skin may be treated with antibiotics, phototherapy, which involves exposure to UV light and a possible change in routine to avoid exposure to irritants.
Herpes, commonly visible as a cold sore, can often be treated with an oral antiviral medication or a topical anesthetic or cream to provide relief and decrease the duration of an outbreak.
Melanoma can often be treated by removing them if they are in the early stages of development, but late-stage melanomas may also necessitate the removal of lymph nodes and chemotherapy or radiation.
Melasmas, dark patches of skin, are often treated with a skin-lightening agent but you may also find relief through a chemical peel, acid treatments, or laser treatments.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced dermatologic surgery procedure that is used to remove types of skin cancer, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. After removal, the tumor may be tested for cancerous cells.
Moles are common, but some may lead to cancer and need to be removed. Smaller moles may be “shaved” off with a small blade and some may be treated with laser light treatment.
Nail Fungus Treatment, while sometimes receptive to topical treatments may need to be treated with an oral treatment. If the fungus is persistent, your dermatologist may suggest surgical removal of the affected nail.
Psoriasis, a condition of inflamed skin, will often respond to phototherapy, a form of light therapy, laser treatments and possibly protein-based drugs called biologics.
Rosacea Treatments, which can control redness on areas of the face, may include a V-beam laser treatment, antibiotics, cleansers or creams.
Skin Cancer treatments will vary based on the type of cancer present but may include surgical excision, radiation therapy and/or cryotherapy.
Spider Veins are often treated with a vein-collapsing sclerotherapy treatment, but may also respond to surface laser treatments to diminish the appearance of the veins.
Stretch Mark Treatments may range from a topical cream to laser treatments to diminish the appearance of the stretch marks.
Vitiligo, a pigment disorder of the skin, may be treated with topical steroidal ointments, but more severe cases may respond to PUVA therapy or phototherapy.
Warts can often be treated with over-the-counter adhesive pads, but large, persistent warts may be treated with some other treatments like cryosurgery, photodynamic therapy, electrodessication or curettage.